Natural Holistic BalanceOSTEOPATHY & CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY IN BETHERSDEN, ASHFORD KENT

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Maternity osteopathy, reflexology and homeopathy in Kent

As a female osteopath and a mother of twins, Emily has both personal experience and extensive training in understanding, targeting and supporting structural strains and changes commonly experienced during and after pregnancy, particularly the pelvis, hips and lumbar spine. Using specialist techniques, she is able to target soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles and fascia with cranial osteopathy, osteopathy and pregnancy massage. Reflexology and homeopathy can be very helpful for morning sickness, associated anxiety, stress and hormonal imbalance.

From our practice in Bethersden near Tenterden and Ashford Kent, we happily accommodate patients bringing a chaperone, their partner, babies and or children to their appointments so that your visits are always as relaxed as possible. Breast or bottle feed during treatments is welcomed.



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Pregnancy massage and pregnancy osteopathy - Ashford Kent

Even the most straightforward pregnancy can take its toll on the body. Massage during pregnancy can be used to improve circulation and mobility, reduce swelling, relieve aches and pains, minimise stress and muscular tension during what can be a physically emotionally and physically demanding experience. Massage offers women the opportunity to relax, unwind and take the strain off their body while easing the pressures of pregnancy both emotionally and physically. The back, neck shoulders, hips and upper buttocks are treated with clients lying in a sideways position, using well placed towels to keep patients comfortable, warm and covered.

Osteopathy offers more structural support, working to support the mechanics, function and alignment of the body during pregnancy, particularly, the lower back, hips, pelvis and ribcage. Common complaints include back pain, pelvic girdle pain, coccydynia, oedema, mastitis, episiotomy recovery and birth trauma. Treatments are bespoke, supporting each women individually, targeting the cause or pain of discomfort gently and effectively. Water retention, swelling and inflammatory complaints such as Carpal tunnel are also often relived with osteopathy.



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Prenatal and labour induction reflexology

The most important developments in the womb take place in the early weeks of pregnancy. Reflexology is a safe, gentle, non-invasive way to ease or remove the intensity of these demands, reducing stress on the body during this time. Our treatments are designed to promote and encourage the ideal environment for a growing baby and optimum health for expectant mothers, providing the opportunity to relax, release anxiety or stress, feel refreshed, uplifted and more positive.

Although there is no 'go button', regular reflexology treatments during the latter stages of pregnancy are suggested to avoid the need for medical induction and assist a shorter, less intense labour.



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Postnatal osteopathy and reflexology

Following the birth of a baby, the sudden changes in a new mother's hormone levels, emotions, sleep pattern, physical comfort, energy and stress levels can be overwhelming and prove a challenge for most women. Our postnatal treatments aim to support recovery in every way and are adapted to fit each patient. Partners and children are welcome to accompany patients to their appointments. Feeding during treatment is no problem, nor is a nappy stop or grumbling little ones. Being a parent is hard; whatever support you need, we are here for you. For extra care and support with breast feeding, we recommend lactation consultant Hannah Croft

Postnatal osteopathy Suitable for women who deliver vaginally after 48 hours and for those who deliver by C section, after 6 weeks. It can be used to accelerate healing in the body, reduce pain, swelling and minimise water retention by stimulating and encouraging proper lymphatic drainage and blood flow around the body. Careful and precise treatment can stimulate more rapid and effective muscle recovery post delivery by drawing more nutrients such as glucose and oxygen to the affected area, improving muscle tone and breaking down muscle adhesions that may be impeding repair. Osteopathy also helps spinal and pelvic realignment, areas often effected by a difficulty delivery.Post surgery, treatments can diminish the appearance of scars by improving skin tone and minimising the build up of scar tissue.

Postnatal reflexology and homeopathy Treatments encourage hormonal balance, a sense of calm, empowerment, peace, reduced stress and anxiety and improve sleep and energy levels. Women struggling with breast feeding or limited lactation may find reflexology particularly beneficial as problems in this area is largely associated with stress. During a treatment, mother and baby tend to be calmer and more relaxed which can enhance bonding and successful breastfeeding, facilitating a more rapid 'let down' for milk flow. Reflexology increases circulation and stimulates elimination which allowing wounds to heal more quickly and better facilitating the body's recovery. Clients experiencing constipation and other digestive issues that commonly occur after pregnancy also often benefit from reflexology treatments. Because Reflexology can be performed whilst your new baby is breast feeding, being held or sleeping nearby, there is no need for any separation. Treatments encourage hormone balance, a sense of calm, empowerment, peace, reduced stress and anxiety and improve sleep and energy levels.



Combatting postnatal depression

Postnatal depression or similar feelings of low energy, stress, overwhelming negative thought patterns and general ill feeling are experienced by so many women following childbirth. I regularly work with women who have given birth recently or in some cases up to 18 months ago, suffering with postnatal depressions or similar symptoms.

It is widely accepted hormone imbalance plays a huge part in all types of depression; research suggests these symptoms can often be aggravated and triggered by the thyroid and its over or under activity following pregnancy as well as low iron levels. Rebalancing the thyroid and entire endocrine system may have an extremely positive affect for women suffering with postnatal depression in adding to appropriate vitamin and nutritional support

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