Stress: How can you manage it better?

In this amazing interview I had the privilege to speak with Jeff Steedman from Riviera Counselling service.

In the interview we mention a brilliant Stress Management course that is an absolute must for anyone who wants to understand and better mange their stress levels.

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Interview with Dr Nicole Highet – Mental Health and Your Body

Today I had the privilege of interviewing Dr Nicole Highet from the Centre of Perinatal Excellence in Flemington Melbourne. Dr Nicole has a wealth of amazing information around mental health during pregnancy and what practical steps you can take to look after your mental health. Here is what she had to share.

Below are the links discussed in our chat today.

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Pregnancy Pilates and Pregnancy Massage Now Comes To You!

Would you love to receive a pregnancy massage right now? Do you wish you could keep fit during your pregnancy? But does leaving the house cause you anxiety during these difficult times or are worried the risks outweigh the benefits?

What if there was a simple solution where you could receive the care and treatment you need without the risks? Reformer Pod can offer just that solution. At Reformer Pod we have taken the worry away from many expectant mums during this Covid crisis by providing a unique service that comes to them. We don’t have to enter your home (or workplace) as we are a fully equipped mobile Pregnancy Pilates studio and Pregnancy Remedial Massage clinic. All of our services are provided in our custom built mobile studio that contains a Medisink.

The Medisink is a sink designed for the healthcare industry that provides a warm water hand washing station to help prevent the spread of germs. Hand sanitiser is used after hand washing and face masks are worn by Ali Oakley throughout your treatment or exercise training. The mobile studio is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between clients to ensure that the environment you enter is safe for both you and your baby. Ali Oakley our leading Massage Therapist has completed an accredited Government Covid- 19 Infection Control Training Course to give you 100% peace of mind. Adding to your peace of mind Ali Oakley is also a qualified Remedial and Pregnancy Massage Practitioner and Pilates Teacher with over 8 years of experience.

Ali Oakley knows and understands the needs of pregnant women. She understands how important it is to feel nurtured and supported throughout your pregnancy journey and beyond. The Reformer Pod mobile studio is a beautiful space created with the pregnant women’s needs in mind. It is a space where you can relax and let go of your stress and anxiety and enjoy receiving the care that you deserve. Soothing pregnancy specific oils are used during your treatment that bathe your skin in rich nourishment- perfect for those who have dry itchy skin which is common during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is performed in a position that is most suitable for you, this will usually be side lying but this will be dependant on the stage of pregnancy. The Reformer Pod has a electric treatment table so getting on and off the bed for treatment is easy. Reformer Pod also has a reverse cycle to keep you feeling comfortable during your treatment.

Pregnancy can have it’s many woes and wow moments don’t let the fear of the Covid virus rob you of this most important and precious time. Create more positive lasting memories now by booking yourself in for a pregnancy massage or pregnancy Pilates session today!

Reformer Pod – Coming Soon! Pregnancy Pilates and Massage Mobile Service – ‘We come to you’

It’s confirmed! You’re expecting. With the preparation for a new child and a new additional member of the family, it’s certainly an exciting time, a time of great anticipation. And the most important person in the whole equation is you – and of course your baby!

It’s a good time to keep yourself in good physical shape for both your own health and that of your baby As your pregnancy advances you become much more aware of your baby’s health and wellbeing. And although you are now more limited in what you can do, it is your baby’s development that often prompts expectant mums to seek sensible and healthy alternative activity – such as Pilates and Massage.

Mobile Pregnancy Pilates Service

This is where Reformer Pod is a really great solution. The Reformer Pod studio is a fully mobile Massage and Pilates unit, hygienically maintained and equipped with a Medisink ensuring a completely clean and safe facility.

Mobile Pregnancy Massage Service

Really it is just like walking into a Pilates Studio or Remedial Massage clinic, but in this case the unit comes to you – at home, at work, or an agreed location of convenience.

The Reformer Pod services include:

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Pregnancy Pilates – Mat and Reformer, private one-on-one in person.
  • Pre-Pregnancy and Post-Natal Pilates and Personal Training one-on-one
  • Combination Session – Pilates and Massage (Pregnancy Massage combined with Pilates for a full body treatment)
  • Infant Massage – teaching parents and caregivers the gift of massage.

For a full range of the Mobile Reformer Pod services please click here. We also offer a range of Pilates and Personal Training activities via Zoom (Check the link for details)

Reformer Pod Mobile will be active soon in East Gippsland. Over the next few weeks we will be extending our service area to include areas around West Gippsland, Warragul, Drouin and surrounding suburbs and when restrictions are lifted we will be offering services in the Pakenham and the south eastern suburbs area.

Stay tuned for more details – or feel free to call us on 0488 606 888 to arrange a consultation with Practice Manager and Massage Therapist Ali Oakley.