When we think of convalescing, the image of a frail, elderly relative who is overcoming a bout of illness is always at the forefront of our minds. However, there are so many other times, even from a young age, that our bodies implore us to convalesce.

Certainly subsequent to a flu, gastroenteritis or an injury, there is a need to recuperate. Equally, post-pregnancy, trauma and even while grieving, our body and mind needs to be dedicated some time to strengthen.