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Coping with postnatal depression through baby massage

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Becoming a new parent brings lots of joy but also can bring many challenges. Shifting hormones, extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation can make it difficult for mums to bond with baby. The sudden sense of responsibility for this little helpless human can be overwhelming. Sometimes mums feel they’re failing or even resentful towards their baby if they do not have that immediate bond they think should have, especially if it’s been a traumatic birth or breastfeeding is difficult. Some mums and babies are not ready to connect. If...

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Jacqueline Gold #WOW Women in Business Winner

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

THIS week I was thrilled to be selected as one of Jacqueline Gold’s weekly business award, Women on Wednesday, or #WOW.  Jacqueline Gold CBE is the CEO of Ann Summers and is one of UK’s leading business women. Jacqueline runs a Twitter campaign to support female entrepreneurs with #WOW, which takes place every Wednesday, through through her Twitter page @jacqueline_Gold.  Each week Jacqueline encourages female business owners to Tweet her using the #WOW hash tag along with their business overview. Three top entries for that week...

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The need to eat well

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Importance of healthy eating as a new mum Despite all the preparation and sensibly eating the right foods during pregnancy, becoming a mother is suddenly overwhelming with a new little person to look after, all the time!  New mums can easily forget about looking after themselves, and it’s at this time, you need to look after yourself and ensure you eat, let alone eat properly. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion can take hold, but eating balanced, nutrient-rich foods is key to ensuring you’re healthy and ready to keep going,...

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Best massage oils to use?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

The sense of touch is important for babies, this is form of communication and massage releases oxytocin from them and the caregiver, which reduces stress and promote relaxation. So it’s essential to use the most conducive oils for massage, enhancing the pleasurable experience for parent and baby, as it soothes them whilst nourishing their delicate soft skin. The most suitable oils to use are pure, cold pressed, which means the oil has been extracted without any heat and slower process, therefore, maintaining the goodness within the oil....

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Baby reflexology classes launch

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

I wanted to start 2018 with something new so I’m thrilled to announce, that I’m launching my new offering for parents teaching techniques of baby reflexology. The therapeutic touch of baby reflexology compliments baby massage and baby yoga. Many mums who have attended my classes strongly believe in reflexology and its healing effects. A number of mums took reflexology for themselves to help them with infertility issues, for relaxation and other ailments. These same Mums want to pass onto their little ones the same healing effect,...

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Baby massage classes launch in Hale

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

I’m delighted to announce that Appleton Baby Massage will be providing baby massage courses at InHale Yoga studio in Hale from November. This is a beautiful and calming space right in the heart of the village of Hale.  The studio is a fantastic space, clean and warm and so conducive for massage.  The studio offers many yoga classes, including pregnancy and postnatel yoga and baby yoga. The first baby massage course will start Friday 3 November at 11.30am running over 5 weeks. Excellent way to ease into the festive season! Parents can...

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First activity with baby should be memorable – environment is key

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

As a new mum, you discover there is a whole new world of activities to do with baby. As baby massage classes can be taken from when baby is around 5-6 weeks old, it’s generally the first baby activity mums sign up to so naturally, this should be a positive memorable experience as you ease into the realm of motherhood. Traditionally classes are held in church halls or community centres, which are great venues for many classes, but not always conducive for baby massage. Baby lies on a mat, which is on the floor and you’re sitting on...

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Ease into 2017 with classes

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Classes resume for 2017 for the new term and two massage courses for January are fully booked! Having a Winter baby is tough as it’s cold, nights draw in early and as a new mum you feel it’s difficult to venture out, worried with how to wrap baby – are they too cold, too warm?  But first Christmas for babies are nice – an excuse to not do anything and to sit back…’oh I can’t do that, I’m feeding baby’.  Family get involved wanting to cuddle, although probably too much stimulation for...

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British Small Business Awards 2016

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Latest News | 0 comments

I didn’t quite win the award for Sole Trader of the Year with British Small Business Awards – but it was an enjoyable black tie evening in London, so an excuse to dress up. Plus I saw my business name proudly displayed and announced by the event host, Kate Thornton.  I am still proud of myself and my little business to reach the finals of this national...

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Featured in Vistaprint’s MyBizHub

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Latest News | 0 comments

Vistaprint are sponsors for the  Sole Trader of the Year category for the British Small Business Awards 2016.  Each finalist was asked to share some of the best tips they’ve ever received about running a business. I’m featured along with the other finalists – I’m up against some stiff competition – amazing businesses included!  Read the article.   

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