Core

49 High Street

Dunbar

East Lothian

EH42 1EW

 

Tel: 07890618755

Email: info@coredunbar.co.uk

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Pregnancy and Post-natal at Core:

 

At Core we offer a variety of services to support the pregnant and postnatal woman and her baby:

 

These can all be booked online here, by phone or email.

 

Pregnancy massage

 

A deeply nurturing, relaxing experience which is designed to ease away pregnancy related aches and pains while enabling the mum-to-be to sink into a peaceful, relaxed state. It is tailored entirely to your needs and your stage in pregnancy and can help to treat more pregnancy-specific issues (e.g ribcage/back/ pelvis pain, oedema, carpal tunnel, etc.).

Some benefits of pregnancy massage:

  • Promote relaxation and better sleep

  • Reduce oedema and blood pressure, relieve varicose veins, increase circulation

  • Help to balance body systems

  • Help develop flexibility and body awareness to help during birth

  • Can help towards a shorter, less painful, childbirth with fewer interventions

The therapist trained in pregnancy massage with Knotstressed, Edinburgh.

 

Post-natal massasge

Similarly to pregnancy massage, postnatal massage is a nurturing, relaxing experience tailored entirely to your needs. Postnatal massage can help to: give emotional support, alleviate muscle strain, promote pelvic floor healing, rebalance the spine and pelvis, restore and normalise abdominal structures, help C-section healing, restore normal walking patterns, and prevent and reduce back and neck pain caused by newborn care. Baby is welcome to come too.

 

The therapist trained in post-natal massage with Knotstressed, Edinburgh.

Pilates in Pregnancy

Pilates can be very helpful during and after pregnancy.  Providing your pregnancy is relatively straight-forward, there is no reason why you cannot continue to do Pilates up to your due date (and beyond!). 

 

Some of the benefits of practicing Pilates in pregnancy include:

  • Increased abdominal strength helping support the spine

  • Strengthened pelvic floor muscles

  • Improved posture to help prevent back problems and general aches and pains

  • Improved circulation reducing chance of varicose veins and leg cramps

  • Increased stamina and energy

  • Faster postnatal recovery

  • Aiding breathing in labour

  • Relaxation

 

The group class setting also gives you the opportunity to meet other pregnant mums-to-be and gives you some time for discussion of things like birth preparation, optimal foetal positioning, etc if you wish.  The class has a maximum of 8 and costs £7 per class with booking and payment on a block basis. The pregnancy Pilates class is on a Tuesday at 6.30pm.  Bookings  can be arranged by email or phone, or if you prefer you can book individual drop-in classes (£8 per class) on the online  booking system.  One-to-one Pilates sessions are also available.

 

Mum and Baby Pilates

Some of the benefits of practicing Pilates postnatally include:

  • increased abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscle strength

  • helping support the spine

  • helping muscles regain shape more quickly

  • increased stamina and energy

  • improved posture to help prevent back problems and general aches and pains

  • faster postnatal recovery

  • preparing the body for return to other forms of exercise

  • helping to deal with split rectus abdominal muscles

  • helping to rehabilitate abdominal muscles post C-section

  • helping improve weak pelvic floor to address incontinence/urgency

  • relaxation

 

The mum and baby class is suitable for mums with their baby aged 6 weeks (or 12 weeks after a c-section) to 1 year.  All mats etc are provided so just bring yourself, your baby and things for your baby to lie on and play with. The focus is on safely strengthening pelvic and abdominal muscles and mobilising the back. Postnatal issues can be discussed and the class can help to work on rehabilitating weak pelvic floor to address incontinence/urgency and on helping rehabilitate diastasis recti (split abdominal muscles). The class is run to fit as much work in to the session as possible so you get the most benefit from your time in class each week. The baby can either sleep, lie on the mat and watch or can be incorporated  into the movements.  The class is flexible so you are able to feed, change and comfort your baby whenever you need to.  The class has a maximum of 8 and costs £7 per class with booking and payment on a block basis.  Bookings can be arranged by email or phone or you may find the class you are looking for on the online booking system.  One-to-one Pilates sessions are also available.

 

 

Come and join this wonderful course; a powerful combination of baby massage, baby yoga, sensory stimulation, shiatsu, relaxation and singing. Every week we include a gentle relaxation exercise for the grown-ups, sing our way through some fabulous yoga stretches and massage strokes, discover useful acupressure points for baby ailments and soothe baby with a lullaby.

 

 

Benefits of baby massage include:

* helping to stimulate sensory development

* improving baby sleep patterns

* helping to relieve wind and colic

*giving parents new ways to interact and bond with their babies

* accelerated brain and visual development in newborns

(Royal College of Midwives - Revealing the Evidence behind the Magic of Touch)

 

Singing and rhyming with babies is also an important precursor to emotional well-being and educational success

(Sally Goddard Blythe, Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology)

 

Suitable for pre-crawling babies from birth. Multiple births welcome, cost is per family.

 

Oil is provided - just bring a blanket/towel and your baby!

 

The class is run on a 6 week block basis and bookings can be arranged by email or phone or booked on the online booking system.

The instructor trained in Relax & Sing baby massage & yoga with Knotstressed, Edinburgh, a Royal College of Midwives accredited training course.

Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga in pregnancy is a beautiful way to connect with your body and create time to tune into your baby. The Cloud Nine yoga classes will include, practices of the breath (pranayama), carefully planned yoga positions or asana, guided meditations, deep relaxation. This will allow your body to have the opportunity to tap into your intuitive wisdom as a birthing mother that will support you through your pregnancy, birthing your baby and in postnatal wellbeing. 

 
The class has a maximum of 8 and costs £60 for a 6 week block, the next block starts Sunday 2nd September.  The class is on Sundays 12-1.30pm and is run by Alison Oxley who is a pregnancy yoga teacher, clinical hynotherapist and hypnobirthing practitioner.  She is a qualified nurse who has also worked as a health visitor and has qualifications in life coaching, reiki, reflexology, Motivational Interviewing and experience of maternal and infant attachment.  Bookings  can be arranged on our online  booking system or you can contact Alison directly on 07515665032 or alison@cloud9hypnobirthing.co.uk.  Alison's website will also give you more information ... www.cloud9yoga.co.uk. The class is suitable for anyone who is expecting a baby, although we would highly recommend that you wait until you are at least 12/52 gestation.  Alison can also deliver the programme in private classes; in your own home, BEST Hypnotherapy office at 3 Coates place in Edinburgh or alternatively from her home in Dunbar.

Tel: 07890618755