A unique postnatal recovery course in North Finchley!

By |October 12th, 2017|

A unique postnatal recovery course in North Finchley!

Working in a centre where women’s health is a big focus we knew that there was something missing in the local area. There are lots of courses designed for mums with baby as the main focus (which is amazing), but there wasn’t much at all around for new […]

What is Closing the Bones?

By |June 28th, 2017|

I recently spent the day on a very special workshop with a group of birth workers and doulas learning and receiving this heart beautiful experience.

A deeply nurturing and relaxing postpartum ceremony, or Closing the Bones, also known as ‘Mother Wrapping’, and to me a gorgeous restorative and loving feeling that every woman should experience.

Let’s bring back this forgotten tradition!

Closing the Bones is […]

Kinesiotape in pregnancy

By |January 3rd, 2017|

In pregnancy, lots of things happen. Your posture changes, aches and pains appear where you never felt them before and after a while your bump begins to grow and can feel heavy.

This is all a part of the process, but any help to move and feel better is definitely a bonus!

When I completed my taping […]

Reflexology for Post Natal Recovery

By |October 27th, 2016|

The postnatal period immediately after birth is often referred to as the fourth trimester and the mother should be treated with as much care and importance as she is during pregnancy. The body has undergone immense challenges and changes both during pregnancy and the birthing process, whatever kind of birth you have had, and is […]

Can massage help scars?

By |June 10th, 2016|

We’ve all been there – that cycling accident during your gap year, being pushed off the climbing frame by your mean big brother, or maybe suffering from an illness or medical condition that needed surgical intervention – life gives us many knocks and bumps along the way and can sometimes leave us with scars.

Sometimes, these […]

How much self-care do you give yourself?

By |January 27th, 2016|

This weekend I was lucky enough to be asked to support Jenny Burrell’s Mom retreat in Suffolk. It was a weekend for Mum’s to get away, get a bit of headspace and create a self-care plan.

 

We were based at the Inner Guidance retreat in Lavenham. If you haven’t heard of it, it is beautiful 16th […]

Why you should avoid ab crunches after pregnancy

By |August 26th, 2015|

You are a new mum and your body has been through a lot of changes, and I mean a lot. Your tummy isn’t looking like it was, your pelvic area isn’t feeling like it was and you want to get your belly looking as normal as it was before.
You search the Internet, ask friends about […]

How to help heal a diastasis

By |March 18th, 2015|

Most new mums are conscious about their abdominal wall ‘splitting’ during pregnancy and after birth. Here is a bit of information about what diastastic recti and how we can help it.

Before you read on this isn’t a quick win on how to heal. Unfortunately there aren’t any. One more thing, it isn’t the worst thing […]

Helping your body recover in the post natal period

By |March 3rd, 2015|

One of my mums said so something to be which really resonated with my focus on improving movement and providing support for new mums. She said:

“I had so much support, if not too much during pregnancy but I felt like I was pushed off a cliff once baby was born”.

 

Do all new mums feel like […]