About Us

The Gentle Touch is run by Emma and Anna in Bristol – we are pregnancy & postnatal experts.

We’re both mums, Anna with two girls and Emma with two boys and we’ve been friends for more than 10 years.  We understand how difficult the early days of parenthood can be and aim to help the transition in a gentle way offering courses and treatments to nurture both parent and child. We have Diplomas in both Baby Massage and Baby Yoga; Anna is a qualified Nutritional Therapist (BANT, CNHC).

Take a look at the information about Baby MassageBaby Yoga, Baby Nutrition & Weaning and Nutrition. See what our clients have said about our courses. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Emma Haverson

Emma - The Gentle TouchI’m a mother of two boys, they have taught me and continue to teach me so much about love, patience and strength.

The Gentle Touch was born out of my desire to help other women during their transition to motherhood. My first son was born at 35 weeks, a bit of a shock, still being at work. After his birth I was given a book about baby massage, I loved it and decided to train as an instructor, and never looked back.

I am studying to be an antenatal teacher and postnatal mothers’ mentor. I am passionate about assisting with the mother baby relationship and helping the mother with her emotional journey, particularly women who may have had a traumatic birth or postnatal difficulties.


Anna Mapson

Anna - The Gentle TouchI’ve got two daughters and I started learning about Baby Massage with the birth of my second. Becoming a mother first time round was a shock, I struggled with the change in lifestyle on maternity leave after a very busy corporate job, I wasn’t sure how I fitted into my new life. The Gentle Touch aim ease this transition to parenthood through our courses, support and treatments.

I’m a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist (BANT, CNHC), and love working with people on their diet to help them feel energised, healthy and well. I enjoy working with new parents running our baby classes, everyone we meet teaches us something new and helps develop what we deliver.


About Our Services

Between us we deliver courses across Bristol in Southville, Bishopston, Clifton and Fishponds. We run


We also offer private courses in your home for Baby Massage and Baby Weaning, and our nutrition consultations are in your home.

Our Therapists deliver holistic treatments in the comfort of your own home.

We find working with new parents very rewarding and look forward to meeting you. Please get in touch if you’d like to ask us anything.


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