Reflexology is a gentle, deeply relaxing therapy which encourages the body to begin its own healing process – helping to restore and maintain balance within the body and its systems. Reflexologists work on the principle that all systems, glands, organs and structures within the body can be found on specific areas on the feet, using gentle stimulation and massage techniques we work to re-balance the body.
Maternity reflexology is an adapted form of treatment specifically aimed at women during preconception, pregnancy, labour and the post natal period. It has been shown to be highly effective in reducing stress and anxiety and helps to create a more natural balance of hormones allowing optimal conditions during gestation and for conception.
During pregnancy your body will go through significant changes : affecting the emotional hormonal and physiological balance of the body. Reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from these changes and restore the body’s equilibrium.
How can it help if you are trying to conceive?
All clients are individual, however it has been shown to be highly effective in reducing stress and anxiety, a major factor in infertility. It helps to create a more natural balance of hormones and the hormonal cycle allowing optimal conditions for conception. It will help the body re-balance, detoxify and utimately create a better environment for both conception and sustaining the foetus.
How can it help if you are pregnant?
All clients are individual however some of the reported benefits are : general relaxation and stress relief, sense of well being, increased energy levels, reduced heartburn, reduction in nausea and morning sickness, relief from body aches and pains, relief from: constipation, fluid retention, sciatica and back pain.
Is reflexology OK during the whole pregnancy?
Absolutely. Though more precautions are taken during the first trimester, a client can benefit from treatment before conception until well after the baby’s birth. It can also be helpful and beneficial if miscarriage has been experienced as it provides healing comfort as well as bringing the body back into balance.
For more information about maternity reflexology or to discuss your particular circumstances please contact our reflexologist Ruth Smith.