Claire Nutt

Founding Director and Massage Therapist

Claire Nutt is Founding Director of The Birth & Wellbeing Fund, has been a Massage Therapist for 18 years, is a hypnobirthing teacher and practising Midwife. Claire presently works as a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwife within North Bristol Trust.

Claire has a defined passion for promoting salutogenesis; a strength of wellbeing that incorporates psychological, emotional and physical health. Combined with a solid understanding of pregnancy, birth and new parenthood as experienced by women, families and healthcare professionals alike, Claire strives to fully support individual journeys within a unique body and mind approach, including experience supporting mental health illness, trauma and bereavement.

Claire’s wealth of experience in traditional massage includes Hawaiian Lomilomi, Thai massage, Tuina acupressure and ayurvedic techniques. These techniques combined enables her to provide a tailor-made massage style to suit individual experiences, whether within maternity care, as woman or partner, as part of bereavement support or to support healthy working lives for maternity healthcare workers.

Staff Wellbeing is also a key aspect of Claire’s work, both within the Birth & Wellbeing services and within the Staff Wellbeing Service at North Bristol Trust, supporting maternity staff off sick or struggling with work as well as those seeking to promote health & wellbeing. This service won the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Caring for You Award in 2017.

Claire also won an Iolanthe Midwifery Award in 2015 for her ‘Massage for Maternity’ project. Claire has had her paper on Massage for Labour and Birth published in the Midwifery MIDIRs journal, has published work on staff wellbeing in the RCM magazine and speaks on Staff Wellbeing, Emotional wellbeing and Perinatal Mental Health, with experience including the University of the West of England, RCM conferences and events, local and national Trusts and wellbeing study days for healthcare professionals.

Claire is available for massage, pregnancy massage, birth preparation including massage, hypnobirthing & emotional wellbeing support, postnatal massage and is soon commencing a course to become a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner specifically for birth workers. She works from The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton and The Practice Rooms in Westbury on Trym.