Abdominal Massage


Six Ways to Help Period Pain

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Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary. 1. Menstrual cycle awareness You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case. “Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”  But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your ...

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Body Image – a revolutionary act or a human right?

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Can you honestly, hand on heart, say that you love your body? Really? What about your belly or the underside of your arms? Or that bit that you always apologise about in yoga class?   Every day in my massage practice I witness the judgments women hold about their bodies. This shows up as apologies, negative self-talk and numerous other ways, but this negativity is from women who have taken charge of their self-care enough to come for a massage. Imagine all the women out there who didn’t make it this far and couldn’t bear to be seen or touched at all! &n...

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Healing birth scars

Healing birth scars is a two part process as a physical c-section scar can carry the emotional trauma too. In this interview, I tell postnatal fitness expert Vanessa Barker - How birth trauma can cause women to hate their c-section scars How vaginal birth trauma shows up in the body How to heal birth trauma with abdominal massage Self-help for you to heal your scar and emotional trauma You can read the full article in 'The Thought Of Touching My C-section Scar Makes Me Fell Ill'    

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The secret to surviving menopause

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I often ask myself, "Am I going mad?" As the brain fog rolls in and my energy drastically dips. But then I remember the secret to surviving menopause and feel that yes, "I am going mad, but in a good way!" But it's not madness that's dogging me, it's the process of transition that's causing the chaos. Menopause is a time of transformation, we are preparing to give birth to ourselves and as any mother knows, giving birth can be an intense process! There are so many beliefs about myself, identities and ways of being that must be let go of if I am to travel safely to the ...

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How Womb Massage Change My Life

This is me interviewing my partner in belly love Leora Leboff on how womb massage changed her life; she has an amazing story to tell.

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Is it safe to have a massage after the birth?

When you're pregnant the world around you softly bends to look after you and your babies well-being. You can get a seat in first class on the way to work and nourishing morsels of food arrive like magic. All this changes after the birth when the attention goes to your baby, and this is quite right, and yet it's so easy for your needs to get completely forgotten. Mums need as much care after the birth of their babies as when they’re pregnant. It’s so easy to forget about looking after yourself in the rush to organise a christening, having family visiting and all the ...

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How often should I have a massage?

I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.   Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.    If you're well-resourced W...

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The Self-Care Massage You Could Be Giving Yourself Every Day … But Aren’t

I am delighted that Mind Body Green decided to publish my article about the self-care massage this weekend; it has introduced 1,000's of women to the practice. A revolution in kindness and self-care! As Leora says; "Every woman should be able to experience this amazing practice!" You can check out the article on the Mind Body Green website and if you have experienced the benefits yourself, why not add your voice in the comments?

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Learn self-care massage for fertility at a discount

The workshop is in a month to the day! The early bird price for 'Your Road to Fertility Health' will be ending on Sunday night. If you are interested in learning the self-care massage for fertility, then book your ticket this weekend!

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Your Road To Fertility Health

Our next Love Your Belly workshop is 'Your Road to Fertility Health' on Sunday 4th October, here's Leora and I to tell you all about it. Booking is now open here and you can save £10 on the regular price £50 if you book before Monday 7th September.

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