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Interoception, emotional regulation and sensory processing – All the feels!

Interoception plays a crucial role in a child’s development, particularly in their ability to understand and respond to internal bodily sensations. What is Interoception? Interoception refers to our ability to perceive and interpret internal bodily sensations, such as hunger, thirst, temperature, heart rate, and the need to use the bathroom. It is our internal awareness—the

Scar Care: Nurturing Your Caesarean Scar Postpartum

After pregnancy, your postpartum recovery is a vulnerable phase for many that warrants attention, especially when it comes to scar healing. At Alara Women’s Health, we recognise the importance of caring for your Caesarean scar and offer specialised treatments to support your journey towards optimal recovery after birth. Scar bridging, a technique tailored for scar

5 Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a womans’ life, but it also brings huge changes – physically, mentally and emotionally. You’re no longer just looking after one person but nurturing and nourishing the little being inside of you. It’s so important during the months of your pregnancy to make sure you’re looking after yourself, after

Why PhysioPilates? Pilates hosted by a Physiotherapist.

1. Mind-Body Connection: Pilates emphasizes the mind-body connection, encouraging a focus on proper breathing techniques, precise movements, and alignment, understanding how the body functions as a system and how to manage your pressure system to optimise stability. This mindful approach can enhance body awareness and promote better movement patterns. 2. Breathwork: Breathing slowly and matching

5 Reasons to Get Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage? First up, let’s start off by understanding what Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) actually is. There’s a common misperception of this therapy – even amongst therapists – so it’s important to understand when you are getting MLD and when you are getting a lymphatic massage, and what the differences or benefits

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions

What the heck is a pelvic floor? Have you heard of pelvic floor muscles but never understood what they are or what they do? Well…. The pelvic floor is a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that play a crucial role in supporting the organs in the pelvic region, including the bladder, uterus,and rectum.

Return to Exercise – Postpartum

Did you just have a baby and after your 6-week check get told, you’re fine, without being looked at. But… you feel different, your body has just gone through one of the biggest changes it will every go through in your life. So… you ask what do I do now? The answer is…   1.

Peadiatric Occupational Therapy for babies

The Role of a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Pediatric Occupational Therapists (OT) work closely with your child and you to help prepare them for daily activities such as self-care, play, and learning. The types of activities that an OT would work on with you and your child include but are not limited to- playing, drawing, writing,