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Relax Oil – Lavender, Chamomile and Frankincense

£20.00

Use with massage or swished into a warm bath to ease aching muscles and calm during pregnancy and labour or apply as a luscious body oil.

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As your body changes you may find sleep becomes disturbed and your muscles strained and achy. This nourishing blend of almond, apricot and calendula base oils combined with beautifully scented essential oils will help soothe and calm during pregnancy and labour. …. benefits which are equally important once your baby has arrived. Our pump cap also makes dispensing easy. For ingredients click Within.

Use with massage or swished into a warm bath to ease aching muscles and calm during pregnancy and labour or apply as a luscious body oil.

Massage – Strokes for the back can be given while you are seated backwards astride a chair, leaning forwards onto a pillow. If you prefer your can lie on your side with knees together and legs bent – place a pillow under your head and bump and get comfortable (you should choose this position if you have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). Your partner should begin by warming Relax oil in their hands and then massage up your back in long slow strokes with the flats of each hand sweeping around your shoulders and stroking back down your sides. For lower back tension in the third trimester your partner should massage with one hand on top of the other in a circular motion over your hips and buttocks in a figure of eight, using the heel or fingertips to massage more firmly into the buttock area. Then resting one hand gently on your shoulder and the other on top of your sacrum (the flat bone at the base of the spine) they should firmly but gently circle over this area with the heel of their hand. Finally they should stroke down the centre of your back one hand after the other in a flowing motion with each stroke lighter than the one before…..bliss!

Before you begin read Massage for pregnancy

  • Ingredients – Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E from Sunflower), Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) oil*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) flower oil*, Boswellia neglecta (Frankincense) oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, parfum*, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**

    *from organic agriculture

    ** naturally occurring in essential oils

    95.5% Organic of total. 100% natural origin

    Nutrition – Here’s how to eat for a better night’s sleep.

    If your nightime is regularly disturbed by pregnancy heartburn you may benefit from eating smaller more frequent portions and eating your last meal at least a couple of hours before bedtime. Eating this way also helps to balance the hormones and transmitters which regulate sleep.

    A carbohydrate rich dinner using wholegrains can increase the production of serotonin a calming neurotransmitter. To further boost your serotonin levels add poultry, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soy products, tuna and bananas to your diet as they are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid used in its production. Give these food combinations a try: chicken salad on whole wheat bread, nut butter and banana sandwich, banana and yoghurt/soy milk smoothie, prawn and egg fried brown rice, wholemeal pitta bread and humus.

    If you’re frequently woken by leg cramps you may be low on calcium and magnesium which are important for their calming effect on nerves and muscles. Increase these by including dairy, nuts and green leafy vegetables.

    Being well hydrated is important for a good night’s sleep but to avoid increasing the frequent nightime trips to the loo, which can become an issue in later pregnancy, try to get more of your water quota earlier in the day.

    In addition to the above, caffeine should of course be avoided.

    Sweet dreams……

 

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