Pregnancy & Massage

Pregnancy & Massage

Is it safe? Pregnancy is a special time for you and your baby and you want to make sure it is safe for the both of you.  Massage is safe and beneficial for the pregnant mum – as long as you are over the first trimester (12 weeks) and have had consent from your obstetrician or GP.  Careful positioning ensures that specific areas and structures are protected and ultimately for your comfort.  Special oils are used to nourish and support the skin as it makes way for the growing baby.  Essential oils are carefully selected to help cope with...

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Oriental Medicine Autumn special

Oriental Medicine Autumn special

Oriental Medicine & Oriental Body Therapies   For ALL EXISTING clients and NEW clients: Pre-pay for 5 weekly Oriental Medicine or Oriental Body Therapies treatments and receive a 10% SAVING on the full price     What are the key benefits of regular treatments? Reduce stress and pain Faster recovery from illness, injury or operation Balances the emotions Strengthens immune system Improves sleep Call Kim on 0416 219 973 or email kim@innerwestholistichealth.com.au to book your appointment...

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Make time to be creative

Make time to be creative

Book your initial Art Therapy consultation during March or April 2013 and receive a $30 discount off the regular full consultation price       Art Therapy makes use of creativity for emotional expression and increased self-understanding.  The link between creativity and better mental and physical health is well established.  Creating helps make people happier, less anxious, more resilient and better equipped to problem-solve when faced with challenges. Make some time for your creative self this season with this special...

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Tips to staying healthy in Autumn

Tips to staying healthy in Autumn

In traditional terms, many of us know autumn as the harvest season.  It’s a time to harvest and gather what we have cultivated during spring and summer in preparation for winter.  Well in our bodies, there is a similar process occurring. By the end of summer, most of us are looking forward to being able to slow down, rest and replenish from the hive of activity that is summer.  So it is also a time to harvest and gather the energy within our bodies in preparation for the cooler temperatures and windy months ahead.  It is this energy that...

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A successful wedding, or a successful marriage?

A successful wedding, or a successful marriage?

Last month when I accompanied my husband to have his hair cut in a funky barber shop, I came across a bridal magazine.  I was attracted to the Wedding Timeline article, whereby they provided a table with the to-do-list wedding preparation and how many months/weeks/days beforehand you must prepare for them.  Interestingly, the list told the readers to prepare for wedding bands, dress, reception venue, beauty rituals, photographer, honeymoon, bonbonniere… Nowhere in the article had I found tips on how to prepare for a successful...

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Do babies feel the strains of birth?

Do babies feel the strains of birth?

  During the birth process the baby is subject to enormous forces as the uterus pushes to expel the baby against the natural resistance of the birth canal.  The baby has to twist and turn as it squeezes through the bony pelvis, absorbing these stresses within their head and body. Being so young, it is commonly assumed that babies have no structural stresses or strains in their bodies. In fact, the inverse is often true. The birth experience can leave many babies with overt or underlying pain.   Signs and symptoms of birth trauma...

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