Benefits of MASSAGE during pregnancy / post pregnancy recovery

Written by Jo Ann Prior

I love to care for pregnant women during this special time.

Pregnancy massage helps you take valuable time out for yourself and connect with your body and your growing baby. It reduces swollen painful legs and feet, reduces muscle cramps and back pain and calms the nervous system, aiding comfortable sleep. We take great care  to use softer massage techniques in the first trimester and many women request firmer massage during the second and third trimester as the pelvis and spine start to move and shift.

A hormone called Relaxin is released during pregnancy which makes your joints looser in preparation for the hips to accommodate your growing baby. As your joints loosen, muscles you never knew you had can become tight to compensate for your loose joints.


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Massage for children

Written by Jo Ann Prior

We have all felt stress or anxiety at one time or another. Whether due to an upcoming test, an impending move, or even just being in an unfamiliar situation, stress can occur. As an adult, these stressors can be easy to understand and manage; however, children have a much more difficult time doing so.

It is estimated that nearly one in five children living in Australia experiences a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that is severe enough to seriously affect their daily functioning at home, school or within the community. For children, anxiety disorders may be difficult to cope with, as they may not yet have the ability to vocalize their feelings, nor the coping skills required, to manage them.


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What is Swimmers Shoulder?

Written by Jo Ann Prior

Swimmer’s shoulder is an umbrella term covering a range of painful shoulder overuse injuries that occur in swimmers. Because there are various parts of your shoulder that can be injured from your swimming stroke, your pain can be anything from a local pain near the shoulder joint, to a spreading pain that travels up your shoulder and neck or down into your arm. Being an overuse injury, it is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident. Over 1/3 of top level swimmers experience shoulder pain that prevents them from normal training.

Shoulder Anatomy:


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Omega 3 and your brain

Written by Jo Ann Prior

Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Food for the Brain? According to the State Health Institute (SZÚ) YES.

It turns out that science continues to prove new positive links between omega-3 fatty acids (FA) and brain health. And while consuming the long-chain omega-3s EPA and DHA found in fatty fish (and supplements) may not make you smarter, scientific research points to the benefits of these nutrients for a range of brain functions. Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are essential nutrients that, among other health benefits, help build the structure of the brain and regulate its function. Three studies published this summer looked at the relationship between omega-3s and the brain. Each study focuses on a different area of ??brain health: brain aging, Alzheimer's disease and depression. Although we do not yet have definitive answers in these areas, the studies are promising. They provide impetus for a better understanding of how omega-3s benefit the brain.


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Anti-inflammatory action - By Dr Williams from Eat well

Written by Jo Ann Prior

UNDERSTANDING INFLAMMATION -  If we don't have inflammation we wont heal.

However obesity and chronic inflammation - can combine to create a cycle that makes it even more challenging to lose weight.


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Menopause - Blog share

Written by Jo Ann Prior

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Here is a Blog share from a fellow ATMS professional. 

DISCLAIMER ALERT All content and media on the relax4health website is a creation and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.
Always seek the guidance from your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.


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Gut and Brain & THE PRE BIOTIC

Written by Jo Ann Prior

Researchers have begun to find a powerful connection between what we put in our mouths and how we feel in our heads.

HELLO you need science for that. Don't mind me lets continue. lol

We 've known for a long time that nutrition is incredibly important for our bodies and our weight.

 

In the 80's / 90's, we didn't need to know too much ( we didn't have any choice food was fresh and we eat at the table )  but then takeaway and fast food filled our streets. 

 

We now know that FOOD it's just as important - for looking after our minds, and only eating nutrient rich food that directly helps improve the function of our brains.


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