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The Benefits of Bump Massage in Pregnancy

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Bump massage can do wonderful things for you and your baby, making your pregnancy easier as well as potentially improving your experience of the birth. Yet most of my clients are surprised when I outline the benefits of massaging their bumps beyond trying to avoid stretch-marks.   I have created detailed instructions for you to give yourself a bump massage at home; there's a visual guide with written instructions as well as an audio to guide you through this deeply relaxing practice.   It’s a natural, instinctive thing to do and you’re probably ...

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How to End the Fight With Your Belly

End the fight with your belly
Have you ever listened to the way you talk about your belly? When you catch a glimpse I bet it’s not often kind.   In any group of friends you’ll hear apologies for being: “Too fat” “Too wobbly” “Too greedy” The sort of language you would never use to your best friend and yet we routinely treat our bellies as the enemy. The battlefield encompasses food, our clothes and ultimately blasts our self-esteem too. But what would happen if you ended the fight?   Mindfulness is a great tool for changing this kind of self-talk. Just ...

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19 Gut Facts Every Woman Should Know

When was the last time you read a real page-turner? I’ve been lucky enough to find a fantastic book that I just could not put down. It wasn’t a romance or a thriller, this one is about guts, poo and bacteria and it is amazing. Giulia Enders ‘GUT, the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ’ is funny, engaging and beautifully written. Go get yourself a copy and it will change the way you eat. No time? No problem, I have mined the book for 19 of my favourite fascinating gut facts.   Warning, this article contains references to poo, burps and ...

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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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Packing Heat

Have you ever had an idea so marvelous, you thought it would revolutionise your work life?   Last month I thought I was going to have to take out a patent. “Call Professor Pat Pending!”   Until it turned out I’d re-invented a particularly soothing and wonderful wheel.   It was the result of two wonderful experiences. A treatment involving paraffin wax at the wonderful Thermae Spa in Bath (where I also got to watch the sun go down from a ravishingly azure sky) and a tip from Liz Koch at her psoas workshop about how to sooth particula...

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What are Love Your Belly workshops for exactly?

Love Your Belly
Here are Leora and I spilling the beans on what happens in our Love Your Belly workshops.

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Learn how to massage your belly

This video will show how to massage your belly to enhance your hormonal and digestive health. Before you get started, bookmark or save the URL for this page so you can find it again. The best time to do your massage is in the evenings just before you go to sleep, take a few minutes to get yourself comfy and prop your knees up with pillows so your belly can be soft. The routine takes 5 minutes or so and and will leave you relaxed and ready for a beautiful night's sleep. The gentle massage is safe except for a few exceptions, do not massage your belly - a few ...

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A Happier, Healthier You!

If you are interested in being happier and healthier, and are looking for practical solutions check out the WellDoing guide to your mind and body. I contributed a chapter on how to love your belly, but you can also find out how to... ...start the day ...stop feeling stuck ...have a healthier relationship with technology ...improve your mood with food ...use exercise for wellbeing ...find a job you love ...be a better listener ...build inner strength ...forgive ...banish negative self-talk ...self-soothe ...cope with social anxiety ...manage loneliness ...be...

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Woman Kind Retreats

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Love Your Menopause Day Retreat Wednesday 1st November 2017 Watford Quaker meeting House This day retreat is for any woman who is curious to understand more about the adventure into peri-menopause and menopause. At 'Love Your Menopause' we will be showing you how to massage your belly and sharing natural health tips for you to integrate into your everyday life. There will be guided visualisations, womb yoga, time to reflect on your transition and what it means for you as well as support from like-minded women. Most important of all we share fabulous handmade, ...

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Learn self-care abdominal massage

Here are the instructions for the self-care abdominal massage, it's a great way to connect with your body and maintain your digestive, hormonal and emotional health. To get the instructions, just click here.  

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