Spring feels like it's starting to spring yet the cold wind gives that gentle pull back to remember our winter hibernations. I've had a cold recently and it gave me 2 days of bedrest and really weird dream. Not sure whether these viruses are getting more 'mental' and so glad to have nutritious food to support better health. At Prime Wellbeing we host events and offer support for suppliers to delivery high quality products through locally global supply chains.
With that in mind I've recently joined Natural Cumbria, a group set up by Hatti who lives in central Lake District, pulling together businesses and services with more conscious consumerism in mind. They have had a couple of markets recently, Keswick and Windermere and one of their suppliers has started a box scheme.
For those of us who don't grow our own, a box scheme is a great addition and something I am looking forward to signing up for now it's being offered by a local producer.
Anyone else wanting to sign up? If we get a few people they will delivery to Grange, otherwise deliveries can be left at a central location in Kendal. If you apply to them directly please do mention that we met David at Windermere and it's to support the 'Grange Pose'.
Next SUMA (food cooperative, delivering whole food health products monthly to Grange) order 18th March if anyone is wanting and look forward to seeing you soon. If you would like to join i can email you login details and how to place your order.
Next DEJA Vue Cinema Club - to be confirmed, thanks for all the recommendations for films - we missed having club last month, Michael is working on a date for those still wanting to see 'Water' and from now, instead of 3rd Tuesday we are looking for people to 'host' a film, suggesting a date and location for everyone to attend if you would like. Drop me an email and i'll pop an invitation emails out to everyone on your behalf.
Next NOURISHMENT for the Soul - 3rd Friday - 1-3pm, Room 6, Victoria Hall
called a Chat Cafe as that is what it is, good chatting in a supportive environment, no topics, no talks - just turn up - we ask for £3 donation to help with room costs and you're welcome to join us for lunch from 11.45 either Butterfingers or The Coffee Pot for pre event refreshments
***to confirm we do not serve cake, it's not that kind of cafe ***
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A new life growing and life is changing for a magical adventure
I've been reminded of this blog from last year whilst making arrangements for today, a celebration of life and soon to be two births for our Spa Day today. Massage in Pregnancy at Grange Hotel Spa are carried out by qualified, experienced and caring practitioners who adapt the treatments to suit each pregnancy. Like blossoms, all unique and precious.
Carrying a baby is the most important job in the world and, while it’s a completely natural process, sometimes the sheer scale of it can be overwhelming – especially if this is your first baby.
We want to encourage you to look after yourself. A little stillness and peace in each day are going to become increasingly important, and in the natural world, there are many comforting and safe ingredients that feature in our pregnancy and baby ranges.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, from conception to three months, there’s much to think about and a lot of adjusting to do. Unfortunately for many mums-to-be, the upheaval in your body could bring its own troubles at the same time – tiredness and nausea could be especially hard to deal with if you’re still trying to keep the pregnancy under wraps. Expect to feel lethargic, dreamy and tired. As your baby develops and your body adjusts it’s only natural. Try to rest when you can and look forward to the second trimester when many women find energy levels returning. Weleda’s Blackthorn Elixir is a refreshing help during this demanding phase.
With hormones running around your system it’s a vulnerable time for your skin, which may flare up with blemishes or irritation. That should calm down after three months and, meanwhile, our Sea Buckthorn Reviving Bodycare will nourish troubled skin with essential oils and plentiful vitamin C.
Just for Mum
It’s during this trimester that you need to start getting into the habit of self-protection with rest times. A short walk, a warm bath, a self-indulgent facial at home – all these quiet, absorbing rituals will help you focus energy flow between yourself and your unborn child. Find what suits you best, and make sure each day includes the time to just relax.
Your growing bump
It’s the second trimester, from three to six months, and from now on you’ll be taking care of both of you, and luckily feeling energetic enough to do so. That’s great if you’ve got a nursery to get ready, but don’t overdo it – leave the ladder-climbing to someone else! Your growing bump might be putting a strain on your skin. Plan to avoid stretch marks by using Stretch Mark Massage Oil, with a combination of rich natural oils and gentle massage to improve the elasticity of skin on breasts, tummy, hips, thighs and buttocks. For tired and itchy skin use Weleda Baby Calendula Lotion after your bath. This is a time to enjoy togetherness with your partner before both of you need to give full attention to your new arrival. How about soaking your weary feet in a basin of Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk as you watch a favourite film at home, before accepting a gentle foot massage with Weleda Foot Balm – cooling, refreshing and revitalising with lavender and sweet orange oil.
The final stretch
The last trimester, from six to nine months, could see you feeling big, clumsy and impatient, but remember that your body still has a lot of adjustments to make. Your big bump could make it hard to get comfortable at night – keep pillows of different sizes handy to prop yourself in a comfortable position. For a mind that races at night, adding to bodily discomfort, the less caffeine the better. Try herbal teas instead, avoiding stimulating peppermint for these few months. Body changes that could be annoying just now include bleeding gums and greasy hair caused by those active hormones. For oral hygiene try our naturally astringent Ratanhia Toothpaste and Medicinal Gargle – excellent for strengthening gums. Calendula Shampoo and Bodywash is so mild you can share it with baby – and it suits a daily hair wash for you, too. Calendula Shampoo and Bodywash are also ideal for your first wash after giving birth – gentle, loving and joyous. Or take a warm shower after the birth with Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash, to treat yourself after all that hard work and help harmonise the spirit after such momentous events.