Getting To Know Our Awards Finalists – Wellness Business Category sponsored by Shellie Wall Photography – Newborn & Baby Portrait Specialist

This wellness business category is sponsored by the super lovely Shellie at Shellie Wall Photography – Newborn and Baby Specialist. Shellie is based just outside Dereham in a wonderful studio suitable for little ones and their families! Shellie is a key business at all of our events and loves working with other businesses, and she happens to also be nominated in our photography category too!

Rowan House Health and Wellbeing Centre

Tell us about your business

I am a Children’s Physiotherapist and the centre manager of Rowan House. A Health and Wellbeing Centre conveniently situated just outside Norwich. The centre offers therapy space for therapists working in physical, social and emotional therapies as well as complementary and holistic health

Are there any areas which you specialise in?

Being a children’s physiotherapist, it was crucial to ensure that Rowan House was baby, child and family friendly and accessible to all. Soon after opening in 2015 it became clear that there was a demand for high quality pregnancy and baby services within a professional setting and our Pregnancy & Parenthood team of highly skilled professionals began to collaborate and thrive.

What do you love about the pregnancy, baby and child industry?

Working within the pregnancy, baby and child industry is a privilege and working with families at this unique time is very special. We take our role within this journey very seriously and work together to see our families thrive in their new roles and enjoy watching relationships flourish and seeing families grow over the years. We are always thrilled to welcome back families for a second, third and even fourth time.

What’s your favourite part to the run up to Christmas?

On a personal level Christmas with two 5 year olds is such a magical time. I particularly love reliving old traditions with grandparents such as our local Christingle service and going to the Norwich pantomime and starting our own traditions that may be they will pass on to future generations.

The Orange Grove Clinic

Tell us about your business

The Orange Grove Clinic opened its doors in 2011, its aim – to support families and individuals through particular health journeys and life changes by providing affordable wellness therapies and ongoing support for the people who needed it. What made the Orange Grove unique was its attention to its community, both at the clinic and online, and it’s desire to offer holistic individual care and advice.

Are there any areas which you specialise in?

Over the years the Orange Grove has streamlined its offerings to the essential core of massage, yoga, retreats and birthing services, with its focus on promoting self-care, mindfulness, movement, friendship and community, essentials for good health and wellbeing.

What do you love about the pregnancy, baby and child industry?

Co-founder, and now solo owner and lead of the Orange Grove Jackie Heffer-Cooke is a birth preparation expert, massage therapist and yoga teacher. She has spent 10 years specialising in hypnobirthing, pregnancy massage, baby yoga and pregnancy yoga so the Orange Grove has always had an instinctive passion for supporting pregnant and new mothers through what can be one of the most exhilarating but confusing times in a woman’s life. Jackie is a passionate birth educator and activist and is the chair of the local Maternity Voice Partnership, a voluntary role where Jackie is able to focus on aspects of the birthing services within a proactive thinktank environment.

What’s your favourite part to the run up to Christmas?

Christmas for us is a time to pause, reflect, and enjoy some time off with our own families. To raise a glass to all our efforts over the year, all the more evident as we watch the joyful faces of our precious children as they open presents we have helped to buy with our hard graft, ideas and effort. It’s a time for us business owners to rest, to eat, to drink, to be merry and to say ‘well done me’. You are allowed to do that. So… to all you business owners and entrepreneurial women out there… well done! And cheers to 2019!

Cherished Placentas

Tell us about your business

My business is definitely unique! I offer a personal service to mummies for them to have their placentas made into capsules

Are there any areas which you specialise in?

Being a part of the mummies journey to help her postnatally. From the very first consultation right up to the delivery of the capsules.

What do you love about the pregnancy, baby and child industry?

Having the opportunity to keep continually meeting new parents & parents to be & getting to see their families grow

What’s your favourite part to the run up to Christmas?

Going to as many Christmas events with my boys. Seeing their little faces light up is magical

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Next up we will be the 6-18 months category! Keep your eyes peeled!