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    Women's Health
        Ante Natal / Post Natal
            Abdomen and
                Breast Care
            Stretch Marks
            Back Pain
            Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
            Constipation
            Morning Sickness
            Perineal Care
           
Symphysis Pubis   
                Dysfunction
           
Vaginal Infections
                Thrush / Cystitis
        Post Natal
            Breastfeeding / Lactation
            Depression
            Post Natal Recovery
        Maternity Useful Links

        Cystitis
        Menstrual Irregularity
        Menstrual Pain
        PMS
        Thrush
        Vulvodynia


    Musculo-Skeletal
        Arthritis
        General Aches & Pains
        Lower Back Pain
        Sciatic Pain
        Sports Injuries

    Skin
        Acne
        Bruising
        Dry Skin
        Eczema
        Oily Skin
        Psoriasis

 
  Nervous
        Depression
        Insomnia
        Stress

    Digestive
        IBS (Irritable Bowel)

    Respiratory
        Colds / Influenza
        Coughs

 



 

ANTE NATAL AND POST NATAL

THERAPY TREATMENT INFORMATION

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL 01494-816651

LOCAL HOME VISITS ARE POSSIBLE FROM YOUR 38TH WEEK

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SPECIAL OFFER !!

TO CELEBRATE OUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE MATERNITY NETWORK, WE OFFER A COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE INITIAL CONSULTATION AND MASSAGE TREATMENT.
 

Aromatherapy treatment during pregnancy can be very beneficial for the mum-to-be.   Massage, with or without essential oils, can be very soothing, relaxing and uplifting. Clinical Aromatherapist Craig Vassie holds an Advanced Diploma in Ante-Natal Massage and can provide you with a full care programme during your pregnancy. Your partner is welcome to attend.

ANTE NATAL TREATMENTS

Aromatherapy or massage treatment is of considerable help in dealing with many minor problems during pregnancy. Detailed information is available – please ask. We offer treatment, advice and support to assist with: 

 


General Relaxation – “Quality Time”
Morning Sickness
Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Constipation
Cystitis / Thrush / Vaginal Discharge
Perineal Massage
Stretch Marks
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
 

 

PLEASE BRING YOUR ANTE NATAL CARD TO EVERY TREATMENT APPOINTMENT

SELF CARE ROUTINE

From 15 weeks, we teach a self-massage routine for self care of your growing abdomen, breasts and thighs. This daily routine encourages skin elasticity and helps to prevent stretch marks. Our specially-formulated cream nourishes your skin at this demanding time.

From 30 weeks we also teach perineal self-massage. Many studies have shown that antenatal perineal massage significantly reduces the risk of perineal trauma i.e. a tear or an episiotomy, during childbirth. We strongly recommend daily perineal self-massage from 30 weeks on.

“Antenatal perineal massage reduces the likelihood of perineal trauma (mainly episiotomies) and the reporting of ongoing perineal pain and is generally well accepted by women.
As such, women should be made aware of the likely benefit of perineal massage and provided with information on how to massage”

Beckmann MM, Garrett AJ. Antenatal perineal massage for reducing perineal trauma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006,

POST NATAL TREATMENTS

We offer treatment, advice and support to assist with:

 


General Relaxation – “Quality Time”
Back Pain
Cracked / Sore Nipples
Cystitis / Thrush / Vaginal Discharge
Post Natal Depression
Perineal Trauma
Post Natal Recovery
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COME TO SEE YOU ?

If you have never been to an Aromatherapist before, we will spend some time with you showing you our collection of essential oils, creams and carrier oils, and allowing you to smell those of your choice.

The first time that you come to see us, we will want to review your medical history with you, to ensure that we are able to help you, and that there is no reason why Aromatherapy would not be advisable. If you are taking any medication, please bring details with you. You can save time on your first appointment by registering as a web site user, and then completing both the Personal and Pre-Treatment questionnaires.

Your comfort and well-being are very important. In addition to using a standard massage couch, we also use a massage chair which is ideal for back and abdominal massage in the last few weeks of pregnancy.

To complement your treatment, we will also usually offer you an oil blend or a blended cream for home use.

SAFETY FIRST

To ensure safety during pregnancy, there are some simple "do's" and "don'ts" that MUST be followed:

WHAT TO DO, OR NOT TO DO  
WHY
?
 
DON'T apply undiluted essential oils to your skin, or take them orally.
 
  It is not safe to use undiluted essential oils at home.
 
DON'T apply any oil mix containing essential oils to your skin during the first 3 months (first trimester) of pregnancy.
 
  Essential oils cross the placenta. They may damage the developing foetus. There's not yet enough clinical evidence to be certain that essential oil use during the early stages of pregnancy is completely safe.
 
DON'T use any pre-blended oil mix at all during pregnancy, unless it has been prepared JUST FOR YOU by a qualified Aromatherapist.
 
  If it is pre-blended and bought in a shop - even in a pharmacy, you have no idea at all what's in the bottle. Cheap oil blends always contain impurities.
 
DO GET ADVICE Ask your midwife, or your GP about massage and Aromatherapy. For Aromatherapy advice, call us, or make an appointment.
 
  Safety first. Essential oils are always used at very low concentrations during pregnancy - avoid the temptation of mixing a blend yourself!!

BLENDS AND RECIPES FOR HOME USE

We'd suggest that whilst pregnant you don't attempt to make your own blends from shop-bought carrier oils, essential oils, and creams. For safety reasons, this section of our web site doesn't contain any recipe or blend suggestions. If you live too far away from us, we're happy to supply you with pre-mixed oils and creams at the correct strength by mail. We always certify bottle contents.


PLEASE NOTE
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If you attend for treatment at our clinic, oils and creams for your use are blended in front of you so that you can see exactly what they contain.
 

BRING YOUR PARTNER?

Your partner is welcome to attend if you wish. We can teach your partner a simple back massage routine in a single session.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please telephone us between 9:30am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday on (01494) 816651. Appointments depend on availability, but we will try to fit in with your work and home commitments. Weekend and early evening appointments are often possible.