Posts tagged #mother's day

Mother's Day treats for new mums.

 

Aromatherapy, reflexology and massage are perfect for new mothers: It'll be just the treat they need.

 

Holistic therapies such as massage and reflexology offer new mums some valuable "me-time" and can really help her in the transition from pregnancy to being a mum.  Therapies for new mums can help relieve aches and pains, promote and support lactation and boost her confidence and self esteem. A real feel good gift.

Many mums enjoy therapies such as reflexology and massage during their pregnancy but its so easy to forget their own needs once their baby is born.  I can remember when I was a new mum and some days I don't think I even thought about myself enough to reach for my hair brush! Booking a therapy for a new mum may help them to recover from the birth both physically and emotionally. Its a perfect way to support them at this exciting and special time of change.

Breast feeding is wonderful for both  mum and baby but sometimes nature needs a little extra support. Aromatherapy can be used to promote lactation. Fennel oil is contraindicated in pregnancy but is brilliant for stimulating lactation.  This oil can be used mixed with a carrier oil and used to perform a foot massage while the mother is feeding. This has been shown by midwives to encourage the hormonal process that facilitates milk production. 

Mothers are often concerned about essential oils in their breast milk, but as the dose are so small to begin with there appear to be no effects.  If, however, mum uses essential oils on her breasts, maybe if she has breast pain, it is advisable that she washes her breasts before feeding.

At Breathe Holistic Therapy post natal treatments can be adapted to the new mother so she finds a comfortable position to relax and enjoy the therapy.  Home visits are also available. The therapist is experienced with maternity clients and aware of the potential medical issues after pregnancy. To ensure the new mums safety in the first  days after delivery a midwife prepared health checklist is used.  Comfort and safety are priorities for all treatments.

A mum's first Mother's day is always a special time. It's always lovely when I see my maternity clients as new mums enjoying a treatment given as a gift for their first mother's day.  Don't forget all mums deserve a treat and not just on Mother's day!

Advice should be taken before using essential oil in pregnancy or the initial post natal period.

Reflexology Kidderminster. Please contact 0753 1121199

 

Mother's day : 3rd April 2011

Kidderminster is the home of the best mum in the world... my mum! I'm biased of course but mother's day is a great time to make a fuss and pamper the wonderful mums and mums-to-be in our lives.  I know, we shouldn't need one special day to remind us how great mums are. But of all the "hallmark" days I think that on this day we can put any cynicism to one side and jump in and celebrate mums!

The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. So it wasn't just invented by the card companies to make us spend our pennies!

I love treating people to reflexology and massage that has been given to them as a gift, people really appreciate being given this wonderful time to relax. Mums and mums-to be are so busy rushing around looking after us all that they often don't give themselves the pampering they deserve, so why not treat them?

Whatever you do for mother's day have a great one, and its a reminder to me that I shouldn't have to wait until mother's day to treat my mum!

Reflexology Kidderminster. Please contact 0753 1121199