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“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
As I prepare for my second child I will be taking time off from February to June. Thank you for your patronage and all the best in 2015!
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Quote of the day
“Just as a seed becomes a tree, with branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit, so within her own being, Chiti becomes animals,birds, germs, insects, gods, demons, men and women. I could see this radiance of consciousness, replendent and utterly beautiful, silently pulsating as supreme ecstasy within me, outside me, above me, below me.”
This quote is found in a book called “Born Yogis” which talks about the natural body and consciousness babies have when it comes to yoga. At the Absolute Yoga Studio, Leslie read it in the “Mommy and Me” class. The Chiti is defined as the power of universal consciousness; the creative aspect of God; like the beauty we see all around us and especially in a child’s eye. I just got back from a family wedding in Arizona where my 5 siblings and 19 nieces and nephews live, my husband and I took care of 6 of the kids for a few days and got to see the beauty of childhood through their eyes and the exhaustion it takes to be a parent. I look at my sisters as Mothers and see the sparkle in their tired eyes and see my eldest niece as she enters her third trimester of her first child full of wonder. Conception and birth are such supreme ecstasy within us and it is outside us and above us. I am so passionate about my work with Mothers and believe in the Chinese Philosophy of the importance of the health of the parents during conception. We all know we should take prenatal vitamins and eat healthy but there is no dispute on the total mind-body health. Research has shown that massage, acupressure and yoga can not only improve the birthing experience but can have long term effects for babies such as better sleep, digestion and motor skills. Here are some recent studies from all around the world.
One of the hardest things for a mother can be breast feeding, we know it is important for the health of the child but some complications such as plugged milk ducts, nipple soreness when breastfeeding, Thrush, infection and Let-down reflex can make the process difficult and sometime impossible. Lymph drainage massage, acupressure and acupuncture can help ease the process.
ACUPRESSURE DURING LABOR
Gentle massage can help ease the tension and help relax, which is one of the most important aspects in gentle birth. Using acupressure point SP6 just above the medial ankle has been documented as an effective method of stimulating birth and can reduce pain during the active phase of labour, according to a randomised controlled trial carried out by Swedish researchers in a public hospital in India.
DEPRESSION AND PREGNANCY
The use of depression medication has recently been documented concerning the birth defects it can cause. A class action law suit is being conducted and is underway for SSRI, antidepressant drugs such as Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro, for their link to birth defects. A recent Danish study reported in the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children of mothers who took such medications do see delayed developmental milestones. Massage and acupuncture have been proven to reduce stress hormones and increase serotonin levels.
ACUPUNCTURE FACILITATES NATURAL BIRTH
Acupuncture significantly reduces duration of labour and reduces the need for augmentation of labour with contraction-stimulating drugs. A study randomised 100 women with spontaneous rupture of membranes at term to either…
BREECH PRESENTATION AND MASSAGE
A common scare many women are faced with, in my practice I use moxibustion as a tool and can teach my mothers to apply the treatment for breech presentation. An Italian obstetrician has carried out a study into the application of moxibustion at Zhiyin BL-67 for the treatment of breech presentation in pregnancy. Francesco Cardini and Huang Weixin divided 130 women (in the 33rd week of…
YOGA AND PREGNANCY
The breath and opening of the body as well as the heart is a perfect way to prepare your body for labour. Check out Absolute Yoga’s Pre-Natal yoga classes www.absoluteyogastudio.com . A growing body of work supports that yoga is beneficial to both psychological and physiological health.
PRENATAL MASSAGE RESEARCH
Research has shown that the health of the parents is crucial in the child’s development and predisposition to disease. In a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, stress during pregnancy was found directly related to low birth weight and neonatal diseases. Mothers who receive massage report a decrease in depressed mood, anxiety and pain. Massage and acupressure has been proven to have long-term positive effects for infants such as better sleep and digestion.
 Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997, Vol. 18, No. 4 , Pages 286-29
Recipe of the Day:
Avocado and Kale Salad
Nature shows us what is good for our bodies, take a look at the Avocado, what does it look like? It resembles the ovaries and uterus and research has shown that the healthy fats it has is important in fertility and pregnancy.
2 ripe organic avacodos chilled and chopped in to 1/4 pieces
1/2 cup kale washed in hot water and finely chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
1 TB olive oil
1tsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Toss ingredients and Serve a Summer Salad!
Feed Ur Soul!
Susan Marie Gallo,LMT
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela
I am so excited to be returning to work after my maternity leave. On my break I dove further into my practice of meditation and received a certificate of completion for cranial/sacral massage. I will be returning with a new sense of openness and incorporating more cranial/sacral techniques to my treatments. I look forward to serving my community and sharing healing with all of you. Thank you for your patronage.
Feed Ur Soul
Susan Marie Gallo, LMT CD
Becoming a Mother recently I am just beginning to learn a Mother’s Heart… the compassion, empathy and patience it takes to to be called MOM!
Meet Avellina Lee Gallo
Born at home on April 12, 2013 at 9:31am
8.6lbs and 21 inches
” A Mother’s heart is the largest classroom”
-Henry Ward Beecher
Happy Mother’s Day!!
Enjoy our Mother’s Day Special
Buy and 2 treatments and receive 1 free!!!
Give the gift of ultimate relaxation to all the mother’s in your life!
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift with out the giver
-James Russel Lowell
I will be begining my maternity leave and returning June. Thank you for your patronage and for choosing me as your massage therapist. I have been truly blessed!
Joining Nature of Body is Erin Grace Wirth. She will be available for bookings starting March 5th. I highly recommend her and personally will be one of her clients. Please check out her bio at www.natureofbody.com and receive 20% off your first booking!!
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Feed Ur Soul,
Quote of the day:
“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson
My husband and I went on a road trip through the west coast, and even though we had romantic times in Napa and fun times with family, the most memorable times were the ones we had to struggle and fight to get through. We went backcountry hiking through Glacier Park, MT and we were not prepared for the icy patches on the top of the mountain. I slid down the glacier all the way to the ravine and thought I was not going to get out of there. My husband slid down after me and looked me straight in the eyes and said, “There is no other option, FOLLOW ME!” We clawed our way up the icy mountain and back to the trail. Shaken and close to tears we hugged and as we started to hike again, he started to sing “Doe a Deer” and we both began to laugh hysterically. It is moments like this that life challenges us, that our innate qualities and hidden instincts take over and prove to us our strengths and renew our sense of self. It is moments like these that prepares us for the challenges ahead. Think of the challenges of your life; your childhood, career, relationships, ect. and reflect on the strengths you have acquired from these adversities. Obstacles and adversities are a fact of life, what lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you.
Summer is here and it’s time to have fun in the sun! I am embarking on an adventure from June 16- July 23rd. My husband and I are traveling the west coast from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada to Arizona!! I will be back with a new energy to share with all of you! Thank you for your support!
Feed Ur Soul!
Susan Marie Gallo,LMT