|Pregnancy reflexology||45 min||£40.00|
|Infertility reflexology||45 min||£40.00|
|Add Foot Treatment||15 min||£25.00|
Maternity Reflexology is a branch of reflexology aimed specifically at women during
pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
During your pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes; these changes will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body’s equilibrium.
Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and many women adjust perfectly to the hormonal changes that are taking place. However, there are others who find the physical and emotional side effects of these hormonal changes cause them a lot of grief! These can include anything from nausea, backache, digestive problems, anxieties, fears, symphisis pubis discomfort, tension and sleeplessness and regular treatments can help ease these ailments commonly associated with pregnancy.
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with subjects often requiring less pain-relief during the course of delivery.
Once the baby is born the hormones take a nose-dive and this sudden drop can have a major effect on the new mother’s emotions, as well as all the other pressures on the new mother, feeding, caring for the newborn, lack of sleep etc. Reflexology can help calm and ease an anxious mother and balance her hormones and energy levels. It has been shown in various studies that regular treatments following the birth can reduce the effects of post natal depression
Common Questions & Concerns
Are there any adverse reactions?
If you have a build up of toxins (from poor diet, lack of hydration, sleep etc) then you might experience some tenderness during a session. This is a normal reaction if you suffer poor health in general. It simply means that the reflexology is working to achieve a balance in your body, which ultimately provides a better environment for both conception and sustaining the fetus.
Are the Sessions Painful, or can they be?
A session should be relaxing and enjoyable as my intention is to relieve your stress not add to it! However, as mentioned above, if you have any underlying health issues, these will show up as tender areas on the feet. I aim to bring balance to the body and improve blood supply to the areas in need.
Do I need to get permission from my Obstetrician/Midwife?
You may feel happier informing your obstetrician/midwife that you are receiving reflexology, although it is not necessary if you have a natural, uncomplicated pregnancy. I am finding more midwifes seem to be recommending reflexology to help provide stress relief and relaxation during pregnancy.
Can Reflexology cause a miscarriage?
NO ! Maternity Reflexology can not, will not and does not cause a viable fetus to be miscarried nor delivered early. Many midwifes believe that during the first trimester, the most common cause of miscarriage is chromosomal abnormalities. Miscarriage is a very traumatic time and reflexology can help following this sad time as it provides healing comfort to the client as well as helping to bring the hormonal system back into balance.
What if I am taking Fertility Drugs?
The main reason for this is that reflexology will aim to balance the body to produce a single ovum, which is contradictory to the drug therapy. When the course of drugs has been completed then, with the permission of your specialist, reflexology can commence.
Is Reflexology OK throughout the entire pregnancy?
Yes, definitely ! As long as your reflexologist has been trained in maternity reflexology then there is no reason why you cannot enjoy treatments from before conception until after the baby’s birth.
Please note: Maternity Reflexology is a wonderful complementary health support for sub-fertile couples and pregnant clients and is not a substitute for medical and obstetric care.