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Eight Things Women Should Celebrate, But Don’t

Off to school
I was with a massage client the other day, listening to her talk about the demands on her time which were driving her to the jitters. Demands from her children, family and life in general . Her youngest will be starting school in September and she realised that she has been looking after her children at home for 10 years. 10 YEARS! There were mixed feelings of course; sadness at her baby growing up, excitement about having more time to herself, but why not celebrate the amazing work she has done over the ten years? Coming up with creative solutions, delicious food, ...

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A-Z of Massage – L is for Lymphatic Drainage

This deceptively gentle treatment has a powerful affect on any swelling or puffiness in the body and is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. This article was published on the Welldoing blog on 24.6.14

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PMT SOS

sweet dreams baby
How to get help for PMT and troublesome periods   Women are the stronger sex. No question. We put up with crazy mood swings, weepiness, back (and front) pain, bloating, flooding and a host of other issues every month as part of being a woman. (Did you know there are over 150 different PMT symptoms?) It causes a lot of inconvenience, but few people realise that all sorts of period problems can be managed and sometimes solved by simple life-style changes. The trouble is with your hormones which when flowing smoothly, regulate your body in an ...

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Massage your way to hormonal health

Would you like to manage your monthly cycle with poise? Do you dream of  a life where you can cope with challenges even when your period is due? This exclusive video will show you an easy massage routine that can dramatically change your hormonal health for the better. Massaging your belly for five minutes a day, just before you go to bed can have an amazing impact on - PMT period pains heavy bleeding hot flushes irregular bleeds bloating emotional issues connected with your belly and uterus digestive issues and IBS Regular massage can ...

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Kate in The Sun?!

I never imagined I would feature in The Sun newspaper, but the tabloids seem to have liked the story about my no longer massaging men. The story featured on the Mail Online, The Daily Star Online, The Metro and The Sun last week. Despite the appalling headline 'Unhappy Endings', the story was reported accurately as the harassment that some massage therapists have to  endure. Here's all the news that was fit to print; you can click on the images to see the full stories.

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I received this wonderful testimonial in my in-box this week. "During pregnancy, it was important for me to find someone who was skilled in this particular type of massage and Kate's professional expertise shone through.  I was lucky to have several sessions whilst pregnant which Kate tailored to my individual needs each time.  She helped to ease specific aches and pains and I was able to completely relax within the sessions due to her calming nature.  I couldn't recommend Kate highly enough to women during any stage of their pregnancy." Eleanor Morgan May 2014

Enough with the guilt already

Is guilt an inevitable part of mothering, does it comes with the baby? Maybe so according to a recent survey, where mothers going back to work were found to be twice as likely as fathers to feel guilty; 80%of women worried about leaving their child in the care of others, while just 39% of men felt the same way. It’s definitely something that I can relate to. I am constantly feeling the pull between my children’s needs, wanting to be more with my partner, earning a living, nourishing myself, wanting to provide the material stuff; while it’s a challenge to balance ...

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What would it take to feel good in your skin on International Women’s Day?

International Women's Day
Today is International Women’s Day and thousands of women across the world are celebrating their achievements with events and debates. We have come a long way since the suffragettes first proposed the radical suggestion that women should have the vote, but we seem to have a long way to go. For example half of all 16- to 21-year-old women would consider cosmetic surgery and in the past 15 years eating disorders have doubled according to Cara Acred. Other research backed up by a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation, about the under-representation of ...

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