Pregnancy and Reflexology
Reflexology and the stages of pregnancy
Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by women before, during and after pregnancy. As reflexology can help to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium, it is an excellent therapy to encourage regulation of ovulation and hormone balancing during the pre-conception period. Reflexology during pregnancy will put you in the best possible condition for whatever type of birth you experience.
Most women find that they go through considerable changes over and above the obvious physical ones during pregnancy. Hormones and emotions become out of balance making some women feeling fearful, tearful and vulnerable. Reflexology can help with physical discomforts and calm and soothe anxieties and stresses prior to giving birth.
Reflexology has established its’ reputation and popularity by the effective results people have experienced. Trials have found that those receiving regular treatments during pregnancy tend to deliver closer to term and have shorter labours.
After nine months of change and anticipation some women find they need a little help finding themselves again. Reflexology can help you regain your equilibrium along with general post-natal recovery and breastfeeding.
As well as this, much research has shown that reflexology is excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply as well as helping with postnatal depression and general relaxation.
Physical and emotional benefits of Reflexology and pregnancy
Throughout the 40-week process of the pregnancy there are points where reflexology can help.
- Can reduce nausea and morning sickness
- Helps release aches, pain and cramps
- Promotes relaxation which relieves stress, fear and anxiety.
- Can boost the immune system.
- Can help reduce fluid retention and swelling
- Helps manage mood changes.
- Can boost energy levels.
- Can assist with sleep.
- Helps to keep a positive outlook and a sense of well-being.
- Aids adjustment to the demands of coping with a new baby
- Provides support as your menstrual cycle returns to normal
What People are Saying About Our Treatments
“She is the dreamiest baby ever! We can’t get over how peaceful and content she is – must have been all the reflexology!”