ABOUT

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Abi Fernandez

Nurse, Advanced Perinatal Practitioner

Hello, my name is Abi.  
I am so passionate about my business, I have been pursuing this since I was 17, and dreaming about it since I was a little girl delivering antenatal classes to my friends and their pillow bumps!
Been a nurse for 15 years, am registered with the NMC and I hold a RCN membership. As a nurse I have gained a broad experience in several services, such as Gynae and Maternity emergencies, Maternity wards, Neonatology and Postnatal units, NICU, Gynaecology, Family Planning and Fertility services, Health visiting, Baby Clinics within the community and also Paediatric Outpatient clinics. 
I have also been assistant lecturer at Breast Feeding, Baby First Aid, Sexual Health and Family Planning courses and attended many other courses in Mental Heath and Perinatal Mental Health.
Over the years as a nurse I grew deep interest in helping women improve their pelvic health, increasing their fertility rates, reducing chronic pain and sexual dysfunction, improving quality of life during pregnancy and after childbirth and alleviating the several pains and aches of the postnatal period, helping mums go back to an active and fulfilling life after labour. That is the reason why I studied Manual Therapies and Bodywork to compliment and enhance my skills as a nurse.
Over the last 5 years I have been running a very successful massage and bodywork business while jumping from one course to the next in order to gain as many skills as possible to help my community. I have trained with some of the best osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapist, chiropractors, massage practitioners, shiatzu practitioners, psychotherapists, doctors and nurses. This has helped me develop a very unique way of mixing different approaches to individualise the holistic care I provide to my clients. This means you can actually benefit from a varied mix of techniques and types of therapy without needing to chose only one of them. You can experience the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release and Soft Tissue Mobilisations, Joint Mobilisations, Spinal Mobilisations, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuro-Muscular Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Taping, Cupping, Stretching, Emotional Release Techniques, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Fitness, Exercise, Rehab...alongside other massage tools, depending in your needs or preferences. I ended up specialising in difficult cases that other therapists could not solve. And guess what! most of them go back to pelvic health and breathing mechanics as the root of the problem.

After treating many women in chronic pain and long term discomfort after becoming mums, I decided I don't want to treat them 10 years down the line, I actually want to help women prevent this issues, staying away from incontinence, prolapses, sexual dysfunction, abdominal aches, and an unfulfilling life due to chronic pain. Therefore I have decided to target the new mums as the main population I work with.
As a nurse, as an Advance Massage Therapist and as an Advance Pregnancy and Post Natal Wellbeing Practitioner, I have the tools to provide these women with the holistic care they need to complement their multidisciplinary healthcare team, helping them stay fit, prevent pain, prevent physical complications because of the pregnancy and providing a thorough and high level rehab and exercise programme to recover after pregnancy. All in all a tailored and bespoke service for women to help them navigate through pregnancy with the support they need.
And a happy a comfortable mum also improves the baby's future mental and physical health! Simply perfect!

Qualifications
- Registered Nurse

- Neonatal and Perinatal Nurse

- Breastfeeding Support Nurse

- Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Nurse

- Practice Nurse

- Sexual Health

- Level 4 Holistic Massage

- Pregnancy Massage and Massage for Women's Health

- Visceral Massage

- Advanced Myofascial Release

- Level 5 Advanced Remedial and Sports Massage

- Level 3 Personal Trainer

- Level 6 Manual Lymphatic Drainage

- Level 2 Advanced Pregnancy Wellbeing Practitioner Certification 

- Level 2 Advanced Postnatal Wellbeing Practitioner Certification

- Nutrition and Lifestyle for Postnatal healing

- Peri- to Post-menopause Wellness Certification

- Hypopressives Coach

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