Victoria Gazzard is a fertility and pregnancy specialist working with women and couples on their journey into parenthood and beyond. With over 10 year’s experience, she has built up comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the field of women’s health and supports women of all ages from early menstruation to menopause.
Using a combined approach of mind / body techniques, no two treatments are the same as she tailors her sessions to meet the individual needs of her clients.
Over the years Victoria has helped many women and couples prepare their mind and body for pregnancy and parenthood including natural and IVF support such as natural, frozen, egg donation and same sex couples as well as single parents.
With specialist training, she is able to support clients through early pregnancy to the postpartum and offers sessions to help with early pregnancy symptoms, physical concerns such as PGI, sore hips, bad back as well as helping women to manage the emotional aspect of pregnancy including depression, stress and anxiety. With a caring, nurturing and empathic approach, she has supported women through miscarriage and loss and those trying to conceive and those who are pregnant following a long emotional journey.
Victoria is a part of the Birth and Wellbeing Partnership and receives midwife referrals for patients that require additional therapeutic support in the pregnancy and postpartum. She also supports NHS antenatal and neonatal professionals via the Partnership and she also offers a 15% discount to NHS staff.
Some of the therapies that Victoria offers are:
Reproductive Reflexology and Fertility Massage Therapy to help with reproductive issues.
Preconception and IVF Preparation and Support
Holistic Pregnancy Support
Postnatal Support including Closing the Bones Ceremony
Perimenopause and POI support.
Victoria first qualified in reflexology in 2007 and went on to study Holistic Massage and Bodywork at BCMB in 2010. Following on from this she gained additional training in all aspects of women’s health including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause.
Reproductive reflexology can support women who are experiencing menstrual issues including mood related issues, irregular bleeds, PCOS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts etc.
Through a comprehensive fertility programme Victoria also supports women and couples who are wishing to start or add to their family. The Preconception Care Programme can be used to prepare the body, ensuring it is in optimal health for conception to occur. Specific reflexology techniques aimed at balancing hormones and regulating the female cycle are used to ensure ovulation is occurring. Underlying fertility disorders affecting both men and woman are also treated accordingly.
For those undergoing assisted fertility, reproductive reflexology can also be used to support the IVF/ICSI process. During each stage different protocols are used to enhance the medication’s efficacy and limit side effects.
Victoria is a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists.
Fertility Massage is a special form of massage which focuses on the lower back the sacrum and the abdominal area’s including the digestive system and lower pelvis.
The massage is deep on both an emotional, spiritual and physical level. She uses a combination of approaches including sound, movement, stretches, massage techniques, energetic healing, guided visualisations and rebozo body wrapping to enhance the body mind connection and inspire a really deep sense of relaxation.
Fertility Massage can be done throughout the menstrual cycle and fertility treatment but the deeper lower abdominal womb massage can only be carried out at the end of bleed up until ovulation if you are trying to conceive.
Holistic Pregnancy Support
Massage and reflexology can be safely used throughout each trimester to support the body’s physical and emotional changes. They can provide a nurturing and relaxing space for mums to focus on themselves and connect with their baby.
Massage can be a wonderful tool to help relieve muscular tension created by changes in posture and aggravated by modern day living. Massage can feel more dynamic than reflexology as the muscles are kneaded and stretched and the joints are mobilised to help iron out tension, encourage circulation and lymphatic flow and to improve range of movement.
Reflexology can be experienced as a wonderfully relaxing treatment used to rebalance the body and address pregnancy related conditions. Special techniques learnt from the midwife-led courses involve hormone balancing, lymphatic drainage and deep relaxation / energy release work, all of which are incorporated into each session.
For a full list of Victoria's treatments and prices please visit her online scheduling page
Qualifications & Experience
- VTCT Diploma in Reflexology, Anatomy and Physiology
- Diploma in Holistic Massage and Bodywork, Anatomy and Physiology from Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
- Reiki First and Second Degree
- Massage and Pregnancy Diploma
- Reflexology Diploma in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postnatal Care
- Reproflexology Diploma in Preconception Care & Assisted Conception
- Oriental Face Massage
- Fertility Massage
EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques
CPD workshops in:
- Indian Head Massage
- Massage and Pregnancy
- Lower back and hips
- Freeing the shoulders
Victoria is a member of, and insured by, FHT - the Federation of Holistic Therapists
I have seen Vic for 2 episodes of reflexology, one following a miscarriage and more recently at 39/40 weeks pregnant. Vic is an excellent practitioner and always tailored the sessions to my needs. As well as having excellent hands on skills (I have had reflexology elsewhere which was not comparable) Vic is incredibly intuitive, quietly understanding and addressing emotional aspects through the treatment.
I am convinced my more recent episode of treatment helped tip me into labour naturally. I went on to have a very positive birth experience and believe the reflexology sessions helped initiate this. Vic is knowledgable and was able to recommend additional things to try at home.
I wholeheartedly recommend Vic for any women’s health related issue, you can be sure you will be treated holistically and it will be well worth it. Thank you Vic and please keep doing what you are doing! Rosie
Victoria is amazingly calm , open, sensitive and welcoming . From the moment we met , I instantly felt at ease in her company. She was extremely empathetic towards my situation (2 miscarriages and going through IVF) and as well as providing excellent reflexology sessions and fertility massage , she gave me really good strategies and visualisations to help me feel calm and positive . I am now pregnant and I feel so greatful for all the help and wisdom Victoria has given me. She is a very special person and I couldn’t recommend her enough ! Thank you!! Alice