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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.

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

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

If you would like to try practicing yoga with your children, why not join us for an hour of family yoga, Sundays at The elbowroom at 10.15pm.… Read more

Posted on April 24, 2014

What type of posture do you have? →

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are you hamstrings too tight. Perhaps a stretch workshop would help?

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.

Read on to find out what posture type you might have. And if you can’t work out what is going on – our physio and physical therapists will check you out in our clinic at no charge.… Read more

Posted on March 27, 2014

Support your Running: The power of Pilates →

Support your Running: The power of Pilates

Many of us have taken on the couch to 5k challenge for 2014.  Although optimum fitness is on most of our minds, these stormy weather conditions are slowing down progress.  Developing a pilates practice is a great way to keep muscles strong and supple to assist your running regime.  It will keep you focused and motivated on your 5k goal and perfect to practice at home on the days that are just too challenging.… Read more

Posted on February 3, 2014