Crunches, Curl-Ups + Diastasis Recti Written and published by MUTU System - Featuring Diane Lee. Doing a standard crunch or sit-up is generally not recommended for postpartum women, especially when we know a diastasis recti or DRA is present. This is because the way a crunch is generally performed has the effect of … Continue reading Diastasis Recti – The facts about sit-ups after birth.
The word Reiki means 'universal life force energy'. It is a gentle hands off (sometimes on) treatment that works with the bodies energy. It can be used to treat the whole body using a simple, natural and safe healing techniques that has a beneficial effect on your mind, body and spirit. During a Reiki … Continue reading Reiki during and after pregnancy.
Of course, there are likely to be numerous stages of healing and recovery after giving birth, including some potential backwards steps, and the experience will vary greatly depending on different factors like the method of delivery, length of labour, your muscle strength beforehand, etc. But for ease we can group your return to fitness into … Continue reading The three stages of postpartum rehabilitation.
There's a lot of talk about the core when it comes to postnatal fitness, but if I told you to go away and strengthen it, would you know what to do? There can be some confusion when advised to strengthen the core as a lot of us presume this means repetitive sit-ups to achieve strong abs, however this is … Continue reading The secret behind Core Strength.
I am excited to announce that our new book has been published on Amazon Kindle. The first six months after giving birth is hard. But with top tips for improving your nutrition, hydration levels, sleep and stress, we work through these simple steps to improve your baseline level of health, so that you have … Continue reading The First Six Months ~ A Mum’s Survival Guide.
Following on from part 1 in which we looked at reflexology and fertility, it's time to look at the benefits of reflexology during and after pregnancy. I love working with mums to be, preparing them for their due date; and I particularly love how their babies respond during their mum's treatment. Like many alternative treatments, reflexology isn't normally … Continue reading Pregnancy, Birth and Reflexology ~ Part 2.
Fertility and pregnancy can be a very sensitive subject for women. Many women just expect their bodies to know how to fall pregnant and then how to cope during pregnancy. However, when I began to specialise in fertility and pregnancy reflexology, I was surprised to learn how many women actually struggle to conceive and then feel as if … Continue reading Fertility, Pregnancy and Reflexology ~ Part 1.