IF YOU JUST HAD A BABY

Pregnancy involves massive changes in your body in a very short period of time.

Your posture changes, your rib-cage gets wider and loses mobility, restricting your breathing. Your shoulders round forward and your pelvis tilts. Your pelvic floor stretches while holding an increasing weight inside of your abdomen. Your abdominal muscles stretch and separate changing the core stability of your body.  
Then you had a baby and maybe it involved some level of trauma to your pelvic floor, tears, episiotomy, nerve damage... or maybe you needed a major surgery to get the baby out. Still you have no time to recover as your mummy duties call you! On top of that you might also be carrying milk-full boobs that make your shoulders ache. Top it up with the endless hours carrying a baby in your arms! You also walk differently, not only because of the sudden balance and posture change, but also because you push a buggy now. Your body doesn't have time to adapt, and doesn't have time to repair, mostly because the lack of sleep doesn't really allow you to even slow down and listen to what it needs. What a challenge!!
For generations, women had children with no support to look after their bodies, but nowadays, we want more than just having babies, we also want to enjoy an active life, to maintain a social life, to develop a career, and to do loads of things that require us to have a healthy body. We want to play with our kids without wetting ourselves, maintain our female, sexy identity and live without pain. To achieve that, your body needs and extra bit of help to recover form the biggest change it might have and will ever experience. 

WHY LOVING TUMS IS FOR YOU

At Loving Tums you will receive the most comprehensive postnatal rehab strategy.  Through a delicious, bespoke programme that includes holistic bodywork, massage, nursing care and fitness, you will be able to recover your mind, body and soul after the life changing birth of your baby. 

Only at Loving Tums you will find the highest quality, evidence based strategies from multidisciplinary approaches, thanks to the exceptional skills and knowledge of an experienced nurse, the superb mastery of a musculoskeletal advanced bodyworker and the outstanding expertise of a perinatal practitioner. Your therapist has had the most complete training in all those roles and more, just to be able to provide you with the most exquisite treatments available.

Every session and care plan is thoroughly designed and tailored just for you and your unique needs. Utter bliss!
According to the latest research, manual therapies alongside exercise strategies and pelvic floor/breathing work is the most efficient approach to get long-lasting benefits in a perinatal body. At Loving Tums, you receive it all! 

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IF YOU HAD A C-SECTION

When a C-section is elective and planned, no muscles are cut, but this does not mean your soft tissues aren't damaged. Actually, to get to your womb, endless layers of fascia are cut and disrupted.

What's fascia?

It's like a web-like clingfilm-like tissue that covers and intertwines between the layers of your skin, over your internal organs, over and and through your muscles and over your bones. It is a living, moving, dynamic tissue that links and connects the whole body together. 

When you have any surgical operation or wound, the fascia loses its continuity and gliding ability due to the scarring and new attachments created by stitches or healing tissues. Because the fascia extends all around your body, when it is restricted and "stuck" in one point it affects your whole body. Some knee pain, neck pain, wrist pain... can actually be tracked back to abdominal surgery scarring! Yeah!

Studies s show that fascia has an essential role in force transmission and muscular dynamics. Without a healthy fascia, your muscles won't work to their maximum potential and things will become a bit random and uncoordinated. Even if no muscles are cut, the damage to your WHOLE body is still big after a C-Section!

To that, we need to add the sudden change in posture, breathing mechanics, balance and proprioception.

So YES! you need rehab after a C-section, to recover the fascia's ability to perform, to recover the muscle's ability to work in teams within the fascial chains, and to recover the postural support that the fascia provides.

Sure you can go without it and then come in 4 years with a long history of lower back pain or shoulder pain that we can track all the way back to the surgery. You might forget, but your body doesnt!!

From day one there are easy strategies than can be used to recover your body after a C-Section.