Maternity Reflexology - Reflexology during pregnancy, labour, postnatal period

Maternity ReflexologyspacerMaternity Reflexology is 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 these imbalances and restore the body’s equilibrium.

It is true to say that most mums to be experience fear, stress and a lack of self esteem as the birth of their baby approaches. These are all factors that can effect the body’s normal secretion of oxytocin [the hormone that stimulates the uterus to contract during labour]. By working on certain reflexes of the feet with reflexology, it can help assist the release of oxytocin, which in turn, can help to naturally induce labour.
 

Pre-conceptual Care

In an ideal world, the best time to begin to prepare your body for pregnancy is about four months before conception. The most important developments in the womb take place in the early weeks of pregnancy so it is a good idea when planning a pregnancy to ensure your body is in optimum condition to carry a baby. Before conception, there are certain techniques that can be used to balance the hormonal system, relax you, and give an energy boost to the parts of the body that need it.
 

Reflexology during Pregnancy

Reflexology during pregnancyspacerReflexology is one of the most relaxing complementary therapies you can choose to have during pregnancy. It is both safe and effective, improves your general well being, is extremely relaxing and helps your body adjust to the major hormonal changes that it is undergoing.

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 hard to cope with.

Reflexology has demonstrated to be beneficial in helping:

  • Anaemia
  • Anxiety and stress relief
  • Appetite regulation
  • Backache
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Constipation
  • To prevent Diabetes caused by pregnancy {Gestational Diabetes}
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Muscular Fatigue
  • Muscular tension
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Oedema {swelling, mainly of feet and ankles}
  • Urinary tract problems {cystitis etc}
  • Digestive problems
  • Symphisis Pubis dysfunction
  • Increase energy levels
  • Sciatica
  • Reduce heartburn
  • Turning a breech baby
  • Preparation for labour

Reflexology is safe and effective during pregnancy. It is however, not recommended if you have:

  • Severe Hypertension
  • Placenta Previa
  • Recent vaginal bleeding
     

Labour

Research has shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief with less intervention. Reflexology can even be used during the labour to help stimulate and control contractions. It is also an excellent aid in order to induce labour.
 

Post Pregnancy

Post pregnancy reflexologyspacerOnce the baby is born, the hormones take a nose-dive and this sudden drop can have a major effect on the new mothers 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 and assist with:

  • Inadequate lactation
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Urine retention
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Increase in energy levels
     

Sub Fertility

Sub fertility affects many couples and can be extremely upsetting. Some couples are told there is no medical reason why they are unable to conceive. Reflexology is by no means a cure and there are, of course, no guarantees but I personally have had excellent results in helping those with such problems to conceive.

Although there is no one answer as to why some people seem unable to conceive, certain factors have been shown to be detrimental to chances of conception including stress, lifestyle, previous experiences and health issues. Reflexology helps by balancing the whole endocrine system and reducing stress levels allowing a deep relaxation that can ease the tension and help the body as a whole.

If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me. I have been fully trained in maternity reflexology by International Expert, Maurico Mosche Kruchik.

Please click here to find out more about Reflexology and what a treatment entails
 

How much does it cost?

Each treatment costs £35. Discounts are available for courses booked.

Call Sarah on 01902 745851 or 07757 218696 or email sarah@midlandsreflexology.co.uk to book an appointment. GIFT VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE. Payments accepted - cash, cheque, paypal, credit card.
 


 

quotemark Sarah - I just wanted to share
my good news with you - Im pregnant! I believe its down to you and all your help.. thankyou so much! quotemark
quotemark Two treatments and my breeched baby turned, avoiding the need of a caesarean. quotemark

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