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Osteopathic Treatments →

Osteopathic Treatments

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including:

  • Aches and pains (back pain, neck & shoulder pain, muscular tension)
  • Groin, lower abdominal pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn
How does an osteopath treat you in pregnancy?

Osteopaths use a variety of techniques such as joint articulations, postural advice, and exercises, stretching, soft tissue, visceral and fascial techniques, all applied in a gentle, safe and non-invasive way.… Read more

Posted on July 4, 2014

Abdominal Separation →

Abdominal Separation

Studies show that 39% of women after giving birth, their rectus abdominis muscles do not come back together.

How do I check for abdominal separation?

If you lie on the floor and contract your abdomen by doing a sit up and you can fit more than one finger in the central gap between your six-pack muscles, you probably have abdominal separation otherwise known as diastasis recti. At the elbow room, we provide a free diastasis check.… Read more

Posted on July 4, 2014

Fertility & Accupuncture →

Fertility & Accupuncture

Accupuncture works best when a functional problem is the cause of infertility, specifically when endometriosis, ovulatory problems or hormonal imbalance are the cause for not getting pregnanct.  Studies have proved the effectiveness of accupuncture for infertility. A 2004 study conducted by the Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center in Colorado found that 51% of women who underwent both IVF and acupunture treatment at the same time became pregnant while only 36% of those who only underwent IVF did. … Read more

Posted on July 4, 2014

Get out your cushions: Home style restorative Yoga →

Get out your cushions: Home style restorative Yoga

If you can’t make this Sunday’s amazing restorative yoga workshop, here are two lovely restorative poses you can practice at home using blankets, pillows, sofa cushions etc.

Restorative Yoga a relaxing way to take some quality time out with gentle stretching and deep breathing. It really does help you calm your central nervous system and reduce the effects of stress on your body.

Ideally practice these poses for five minutes or more.… Read more

Posted on June 13, 2014

The Power Of A Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage →

The Power Of A Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage

Did you know taking part in an infant massage course with your new little bundle of loveliness can help ward off or aid recovery from Post-natal Depression?

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We’ve all heard how much we’ll fall in love with our babies as soon as we set eyes on them, but the reality for some mums is, it takes a little bit of work.  Here’s the good news: an infant massage course, such as the one starting here in the elbow room on Monday, May 26th, can make that little bit of work really effective and enjoyable.… Read more

Posted on May 21, 2014

Having fun on the mat with your kids! →

Having fun on the mat with your kids!

So you may have seen the recent photos put on Instagram by a yoga teaching mum of herself and her 4 year old practicing yoga together.

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Undeniably cute! Realistic?  Not so sure.  Well this is how it usually looks when I practice with my kids…

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We may not look quite as polished but we definitely have just as much fun!… Read more

Posted on April 24, 2014