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Getting latched on to breastfeeding →

Getting latched on to breastfeeding

Becoming a new mum is a fantastic yet scary time in your life. Everyone & anyone is offering you advice, while your hormones are running wild and your brain is imploding with that overwhelming sense of responsibility.  How do you come to terms with it all, especially when you haven’t even had a good nights sleep!
I’ve been reading an interesting article on mothering.com who asked their readers for 5 words of advice to give a new mum.… Read more

Posted on August 14, 2014

Online Meditation just for you →

Online Meditation just for you

Here is a great meditation for you to relax and unwind to. Meditation is a really useful way to help your  body and mind wind down. Try and make space each day to listen and relax your way into a balanced lifestyle.

Play this online resource created by me, Lisa at The elbowroom just for you
  • Turn off your phone
  • Lie down and get comfortable
  • Make sure you are warm
  • Press play!
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Posted on August 11, 2014

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates →

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates

These days we hear a lot about Pilates & most people can list off the benefits of practicing it without ever having done a class.

There are the usual suspects of improved posture, a stronger core, injury rehabilitation, feeling better about yourself when you’re wearing a swimsuit etc but the benefits are actually far more wide-reaching than that.

Develop Muscle Memory

I really believe that my years of learning how to use my body in a subtle & co-ordinated way through Pilates is helping me to learn the violin of all things.… Read more

Posted on August 11, 2014

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates →

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates

In pregnancy pilates, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles.

Core

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus. The pelvic floor muscles, along with the deep muscles of the back and abdomen, form the group of muscles we work when we focus on developing core strength.… Read more

Posted on July 20, 2014

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