This covers specialised techniques to assist couples trying to conceive, those who are pregnant, labour, the postnatal period and let’s not forget some simple techniques for baby’s feet. Maternity reflexology complements the work of your pregnancy care team.
Reflexology has a calming, harmonising and balancing effect upon the body. It is a relaxing and enjoyable experience and allows your body to adjust to the changes taking place. Maternity Reflexology helps to support you through your pregnancy and prepares your body for childbirth.
Maternity reflexology sessions assist in reducing and preventing many of the discomforts and symptoms associated with pregnancy.
It can help with:-
· Anxiety and Stress
· Nausea and Morning Sickness
· Balances Hormones
· Fluid Retention
Maternity reflexologists use specific techniques in addition to traditional reflexology in order to provide a holistic treatment for each client. It is essential that mums to be get the rest they need. Maternity reflexology provides time out and prepares clients for giving birth.
Research has proved that pregnant mums receiving regular treatments throughout pregnancy benefit in many ways. It has been shown that there is a marked reduction in the duration of labour and a reduction in their need for pain relief. A research project by Dr Gowrie Motha in London “discovered that the effects of reflexology (during the antenatal period) on labour outcomes were outstanding” (1994).
Maternity reflexology can help prime the client for pregnancy. Reflexology assists in preparing a client for birth. Help is there should you go past your expected delivery date as certain reflex area can be stimulated in order to encourage the onset of labour. It is also possible for the reflexologist to attend the birth in order to help relax and focus the client.
Following the birth the care of a new mum is essential. A few sessions will assist in restoring balance to the body in a physical and emotional way.
It Can Help With:
· Breast Feeding
· Aching Joints and Muscles
· Restoring Normal Bowel Movements
· Cleansing the Body of Toxins
· Sciatic Pain
· Post Natal Depression
· Post Epidural Pain
· Promotes Recovery after a Caesarean Section
I can show you some simple techniques to use on your baby’s feet to help with some common minor problems such as colic and constipation. Most of all baby reflexology calms baby and enhances well being.
Sub-Fertility is the term used if conception has not occurred naturally after 12 months of trying for a baby. The ability to conceive depends on so many different factors and it is important that both partners are in optimum health to allow this to happen.
Stress affects all of us but other factors also affect fertility such as diet, alcohol and lack of exercise. There are also some medical conditions which affect fertility.
Reflexology helps to ease stress and anxiety and also allows the body to heal and function in a more effective way. An initial thorough consultation will explore all issues relating to your health, lifestyle and any queries/concerns you may have.
Whilst reflexology does not provide any guarantees it will assist in creating a more successful outcome.
Reflexology can be used to support and prepare the body leading up to infertility procedures that may take place. If you would like any more information on Maternity Reflexology then please don't hesitate to Contact me.