Women's Health. Powerful Stuff.
The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime.
SIGN UP for our FREE workshops by Growing Bones practitioners Melissa McDougall, Sonya Edmonds, Lauren Clarke & Renee Irvine.
Monday September 2nd, 10am-11am -
Recovering from Birth Trauma - by Women's Health Physio Lauren Clarke
The delivery of a baby can be a positive experience for some women, but for others it can be very negative, resulting in physical and/or psychological changes. Psychological trauma may be the result of a disconnect between a woman's expectations of what would happen and the shock of what actually occurred, and it may relate to feelings of loss of control. Physical injuries resulting from birth trauma may include damage to the pelvic floor or perineal area and require advice and assessment.
Lauren, our pelvic floor physiotherapist, will discuss the common physical changes associated with delivery (both vaginal and caesarean), give information on where to access care, support and resources if you have experienced a traumatic birth, and provide tips for improving symptoms of pain, incontinence and prolapse.
Tuesday September 3rd, 10am-11am -
Aromatherapy for Mental Health - by Clinical Aromatherapist Sonya Edmonds
“It’s aromatic substances lull to sleep, allay anxieties and brighten dreams”
Plutarch, Greek Philosopher, on the Egyptian perfume Kyphi.
A woman’s journey is ever changing; physically, mentally and emotionally. Often the mental and emotional strain we experience can affect our physical health. Essential oils have the ability to influence our mood, behaviour and hormonal activity.
Join our clinical aromatherapist, Sonya, to discover practical ways aromatherapy can support your mental health as a woman, from menarche to motherhood to menopause. We will look at issues such as stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Wednesday September 4th, 10am-11am -
Growing Healthy Women - by Osteopath, Melissa McDougall
If you are a woman, you will know it is quite a journey to get here... physically, emotionally and mentally!
Our osteopaths, including principal osteopath Melissa McDougall, will discuss key periods in a females life to be supported and nurtured physically, and how this may support growth and maturation mentally and emotionally.
An interactive session for all ages!
Thursday September 5th, 10am-11am -
A Naturopathic Approach to Stress Management - by Naturopath, Renee Irvine
Join Renee, our resident naturopath, for a morning of discussion about the impacts of social and personal pressures on women's physical, emotional and mental health. Renee will discuss the impacts of stress and mental health concerns on gut and digestive health, energy, sleep and nutritional demands with easy to implement tips to help break the cycle.
Friday September 6th, 10am-11am -
Easy Ways to Achieve Physical Health - by Osteopath, Melissa McDougall
No time for exercise? Fitness not your thing?
Join our osteopaths, including principal osteopath Melissa McDougall for an interactive session focusing on MOVEMENT for female physical and mental health. Focusing on key exercises for different ages and life stages, this workshop will give you a handful of tips you can implement in just 5-10 minutes per day... and be your best self without much effort!!