Reconnect with your body after a c-section using this bespoke programme. No matter how long ago you had your baby, if you feel discomfort, pain and /or numbness this programme is for you.
Your personalised programme to help you reconnect to your core and pelvic floor after a c-section no matter how long ago it was. It's very common for women to feel pain, tenderness and numbness on and/or around their scar and also feel apprehensive about touching or even looking at it. This programme is designed to support you in reconnecting with your scar and improving the function of your core.
What's involved in the C-SECTION Programme?
The C-SECTION Programme is a totally unique programme of services to suit each individual woman wanting to improve the look of their c-section scar and improve the function of the tissues around and under their scar to positively impact on core function and abdominal/pelvic organ health.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Following completion of the relevant health screening form, and optional consultation, I will be in touch to recommend a suitable programme of services to help you achieve your goal. The more information you provide in this screening process, the more specific my recommendations can be!
The length of the programme runs in line with my class courses (even if you don't utilise the classes) and the cost depends on the services I recommend to suit your needs along with your own personal wants and budget.
Your unique C-SECTION programme could just involve 1 group exercise class a week if that works for you. Alternatively, it could involve a couple of classes a week, a weekly 121 exercise session, and a monthly 121 nutrition consultation and a monthly remedial massage, for example! Having a plan provides motivation, direction and focus!
Below is a list of the type of services you will benefit from on the C-SECTION Programme but a bespoke combination of services can be put together for you personally as each woman is unique!
Assessment Consultation - An optional (but recommended) 1-2-1 assessment consultation to discuss your specific needs. This will also include a conversation around your goals, previous exercise, current health status, posture assessment, and what services will most suit your requirements and budget. Scar massage is a key element of this programme so this consultation can be used to discuss any concerns or worries you have about this.
Scar Massage Treatment - A key element to the C-Section Programme! A full massage therapy treatment to include c-section scar massage. Every woman who has used this treatment has noticed immediate and lasting results after one session. Please note, this treatment is not currently available but I can support with self-massage from home.
Exercise Session - A bespoke 1-2-1 exercise and movement session based on your strength, fitness and mobility needs to achieve your programme goals.
Nutrition Consultation - A consultation based around looking at your current diet (food diary analysis) and advice to improve your nutrition to support you physical, mental, hormonal and pelvic health.
Remedial Massage - To prevent musculoskeletal imbalances and injury, treat aches, pains and tension, and manage stress and anxiety.
Group Exercise Classes
Strong Mother - A functional strength and body conditioning group exercise class with kettlebells, hand weights and body weight using research based lifting techniques for a strong, conditioned body and healthy core and pelvic floor to both meet the physical demands of motherhood, to support participation in a sporting activity and to prevent injury.
Tough Mother - A core and pelvic floor friendly fusion of interval training, body conditioning, Pilates, stretch and relaxation. For women who like to build up a sweat, improve fitness and stamina, but choose to take non-impact options and alternatives to support core and pelvic floor health.
Cardio Core - A core and pelvic floor conscious cardio conditioning group class to improve posture, strengthen the core, pelvic floor and glutes and improve fitness and stamina. Suitable for all women, particularly for women returning to exercise after a c-section delivery or women who would like to take part in a core and pelvic floor friendly fitness class.
Core & Floor - A specialist Pilates mat-based class for a healthier and stronger core and pelvic floor focusing on rebalancing the core muscles, mobility, and flexibility. Perfect for ALL women who want to feel stronger from the inside and for those wanting to reconnect gently and effectively with their core. This is a highly recommended class to women who have had a c-section who still feel restrictions or numbness around their scar.
Stretch & Rest - Mobilising movement and releases to relieve tension and stress for pelvic, body and mental health. This online class is great for rebalancing the 'fight/flight' and 'rest/digest' nervous systems to positively impact on mental alertness and concentration, sleep, immunity, digestion and reduce pain, stress, tension and worry.
How do I get started on the C-SECTION Programme?
1. Complete the relevant Willow Health Screening Form.
2. Book a 121 Consultation if you'd like to discuss your needs and goals in more detail before we decide on your programme content.
3. Book a C-Section Scar Massage treatment (not currently available, but I can support with home self-massage)
3. Receive my personalised recommendations for you via email (or as part of the consultation).
4. Book on the relevant services included in your programme.