020 8299 9798

Bumps, Babies & Beyond

The Vale Practice now has a Pregnancy, Post-partum and Baby service. Book your appointment to get expert advice and discuss how osteopathy can help with any concerns. The clinics run on Mondays 9am – 3.30pm, Wednesdays 1 – 8pm, Thursdays 9am – 1pm, Fridays 2 – 6pm. We also have some availability on Saturdays.

BUMPS! – Pre-Natal Care
Osteopathy

  • Relieve aches and pains through the pregnancy.
  • Prevent injuries.
  • Prepare your joints for the birth.
  • Postural advice.

 BABIES! – Baby Care
Cranial Osteopathy

  • Gentle effective care for conditions that commonly affect infants and children.
  • Help with feeding and digestive difficulties.
  • Irritability.
  • Excessive crying.
  • Trauma from birth/ cranial moulding.
  • Ear, nose and throat problems.
  • One sided sleeping postures.

 BEYOND! – Post-Natal Care
Osteopathy

  • Help to relieve pelvic and low back pain and restore postural biomechanics.
  • Relief from aches and pain.
  • Help for those suffering elbow, wrist and hand pain.
  • Relief from neck and shoulder pain.
  • Help to restore pelvic balance and strength.
  • Specific exercise prescription and assessment and advice on fitness.

 Other Services we offer within Bumps, Babies and Beyond:

Pregnancy Aromatherapy Massage
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.During pregnancy; oils in combination with a pregnancy massage aid relaxation, and can gently addresses issues such as swollen limbs, aches, nausea, headaches or anxiety and stress.
After pregnancy; aromatherapy and massage can help with relaxation, aches and pains, tiredness, sleeping problems & depression.

Deep tissue massage
Feeling well through pregnancy is so important. This is a time to reflect upon your health needs, knowing that you must create the best possible internal environment for your baby to grow happily. As well as nutrition, exercise and rest, your own emotional well being must also be respected. Whether you feel a little anxious about things in general or are trying to juggle work and family alongside pregnancy, the pressures that you encounter through this time (on top of postural adaptations in your body) can cause muscle tension, general aching and sometimes, stress.
It is a beautiful gift to yourself and your baby to take an hour to switch off and receive massage or a reflexology session. Both therapies can help mums prepare for the new path ahead feeling relaxed and cared for!

Homeopathy

  • Homeopathy can help with complaints such as teething difficulties, sticky eyes, sleep problems and colic.
  • Atopic complaints including excema, asthma and hayfever.
  • Our homeopaths can work with the osteopaths for an holistic diagnosis and treatment approach.
  • Commonly new mothers consult a homeopath for remedies to help with wound healing, mastitis and post-natal depression.
  • General energy levels and hormone balance.

Acupuncture

  • Treatment to enhance female and male fertility.
  • Support IVF/IUI treatment.
  • Prevention of miscarriage.
  • Help with pregnancy related conditions  such as morning sickness, heartburn, back pains, sciatica, headaches, constipation, anxiety, hemorrhoids, edema, carpal tunnel syndrome, cramps and sinusitis.
  • Specific acupuncture treatments at 3 and 6 months pregnancy to support healthy development of the growing baby.
  • Treatment of breech position.
  • Preparation for labour.
  • Advise for acupressure for birthing partner to use during labour.
  • Treatments to nourish the new mother for conditions such as hair loss, exhaustion, back pains and insufficient lactation.
  • Help with recovery after traumatic birth.
  • Postnatal depression treatment.
  • No needle Acusilk therapy for babies and children.

Baby Massage  Classes

  • Benefits both mum and baby.
  • Enhances bonding.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Improves sleep pattern.
  • Helps with wind/colic/constipation.
  • Improves mums awareness with babies cues.

Next Course starting on 1st March 2018 for 5 weeks….

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COURSE STARTS:
Thursday 1st March, FOR 5 WEEKS – £75.00
11am – 12.15pm
64, Grove Vale, East Dulwich,
SE22 8DT

You will also learn about which oils to use, how to create a suitable environment, follow your baby’s cues, massage safely and adapt the massage as your baby grows. Handouts and organic sunflower oil is provided. Parents need to bring a towel and a blanket.

Baby massage classes are friendly, sociable and accepting – babies aged 6 weeks to crawling are welcome exactly as they are! If your baby was premature, or has any other special requirements, please contact the instructor first to let them know.

**All you need to bring is yourself and your baby, (baby must be over 6 weeks) & a towel and blanket **

**Please note plenty of space for buggies in reception and we also have changing facilities**

 To book a place on the course please call 020 8299 9798 or
e-mail info@thevalepractice.co.uk

Pre-natal Pilates

  • Strengthen your core and stabilize your spine during pregnancy.
  • Improve your pelvic floor.

Post-natal Pilates

  • Relax, strengthen and stabilise the whole body post-natally.
  • Work to restore pelvic floor health.
  •  Private equipment sessions.

Reiki

  • Assists postnatal recovery.
  • Balances & enhances energy levels.
  • Postpartum depression.

Hypnotherapy

  • Improve your fertility naturally.
  • Calm your mind and body during fertility treatments.
  • Create a relaxed pregnancy.
  • Feel prepared for the birth.

Please call or email us for appointments – 0208 299 9798 or info@thevalepractice.co.uk