Reflexology for all stages of Pregnancy
Maternity Reflexology is a branch of reflexology aimed specifically at women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
This form of Reflexology is a relaxing, gentle and tailored treatment suitable for the different stages from infertility, pregnancy and post-natal.
Pregnancy is a very exciting time, but sometimes hormonal changes and weight gain can cause discomfort and maternity reflexology can help give you time to enjoy your growing baby as well as help with some of the pregnancy-related issues.
Reflexology during this special time is about so much more than just a foot massage on tired feet, it is essentially nurturing the nurturer during the whirlwind of pregnancy.
Maternity Reflexology is a complementary therapy which treats the whole body by using massage, pressure, reflexes and gentle movements on the feet and lower legs. It is a very soothing, safe and relaxing treatment which has many benefits throughout the different stages of pregnancy.
Reflexology helps to bring about a natural state of relaxation, balance and harmony within the body which in turn helps to reduce and alleviate the many symptoms associated with pregnancy.
Regular treatments can help the Mother to be able to cope better with pregnancy and help to prepare mentally and physically for labour.
Maternity reflexology is a very subtle and adjusted form of reflexology that is tailored for the different stages. Reflexology is particularly useful in supporting the endocrine system which in turn helps balance hormonal changes and imbalances that may occur during this incredible process.
Reflexology during this time can help you to relax and help prepare and support your body. The endocrine system has a great deal to accomplish, in which the treatment can support and help with any imbalances.
For those of you who are finding it difficult to conceive, reflexology can help during this very stressful time.
Please note, I don’t treat until after the first trimester in pregnancy as I believe this is the most sensitive part of the pregnancy and think the baby should develop a little first.
Reflexology during pregnancy can promote well balance and be very effective in relieving pregnancy related conditions such as;
- Back ache
- Anxiety and stress
- Heartburn and acid reflux
Regular reflexology sessions during pregnancy, encourages your mind and body to maintain in balance and eases aches and pains that may occur.
Getting ready for Labour
Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing treatment which can help prepare you for labour and help encourage labour naturally.
There are specific points on the feet such as the uterus and the pituitary that can be stimulated to help encourage the body to prepare for labour naturally.
The Pituitary is a part of the brain that produces the hormone Oxytocin. This hormone is what helps the uterus contract. In the reflexology, the stimulation of both of these points, increases the levels of oxytocin being released.
To get the maximum benefit of this treatment, I recommend a treatment 2-3 days before your due date, one on your due date and another treatment 2 -3 days after your due date.
Reflexology is also an invaluable treatment following the birth of your precious baby. It can restore, balance and enhance physical and emotional well-being.
Reflexology is not a replacement or alternative treatment to medical and obstetric care so if you have any concerns, please seek medical advice.