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Deep Relaxation Sequence

1. Lie down on the floor or on a firm bed and have pillows for support if desired one under your head and another under your knees which will support your lower back. 2. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths through your nose, then breathe out throu…

Nurturing Your Whole Being

The term ‘holistic’ has appeared many times already, 1 but so far we have barely scratched the surface of its meaning. The word itself has its roots in the Greek holos, which means whole or multi-dimensional (think of a hologram). Even thou…

Aromatherapy For Pregnancy And Childbirth

Excepting the occasional aromatherapeutic treatment, I no longer advocate unsupervised daily use of essential oils on the skin during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. You can, however, enjoy gentle massage with plain vegetable oil throughout pregnan…

Menopause And Beyond

The menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years and can begin at any time between the ages of 40 and 55 years of age (although the onset is commonly between the ages of 47 and 50). Symptoms may include the ‘hot flush’ and …