Pregnancy and Post Natal Reflexology

Maternity reflexology supporting you through your pregnancy. Reflexology for pregnancy aiming to optimise your physical and emotional health, through working on specific reflex points on the feet.  The Focus is on your health and well being, taking extra care to ensure you are comfortable during your reflexology session.

Reflexology during pregnancy allows you to have some time to yourself and provides a calming and reassuring space where you can focus on yourself and your growing baby.

Reflexology for pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very special time in a women's life and comes with much happiness and celebration.  During pregnancy a women's body goes through many changes that effect emotional and physical health.  Many women look to having reflexology to help support common conditions such as lower back pain, pelvic pain, constipation, heartburn, ankle swelling, sleep problems, anxiety and to help prepare their body for the birth.

Reflexology helping to bring your body into a balanced state so that all of your body systems work at their optimal best.  

Maternity Reflexology vs Traditional Reflexology

Different techniques are used in maternity reflexology and tailored for the different stages of pregnancy.

  • a more gentle approach is taken to include relaxing techniques
  • focusing on techniques to help with common ailments associated with pregnancy (backache, swollen ankles, heartburn etc)
  • balancing of the endocrine system, giving support to all those hormonal changes occurring

How often should I have Maternity Reflexology

It really depends on the individual but to give support for general well being, every four weeks would be beneficial.  If you are suffering from severe nausea or high levels of anxiety a session more often, perhaps weekly, would be of benefit.

It is not suitable if you have a history of premature labour, placenta previa, hypertension or are experiencing bleeding.  If you are experiencing any problems during your pregnancy it is important to contact your doctor or midwife.

 

Reflexology for the post natal time

Your body has undergone some major changes through your pregnancy and childbirth.  As you settle into life with your newborn, Reflexology's re-balancing and healing effects can be especially beneficial during this post natal time. It's important to take good care of yourself and to recharge.  Reflexology is both balancing and relaxing, an essential treatment for mum. Your baby is welcome to come with you, if you wish your newborn can feed and sleep on your tummy while you relax.

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  • enhances emotional wellbeing
  • encouraging your body to return to balance following the birth
  • allows you to have some rest time
  • helps with the production of breast milk
  • Boosts immunity
  • helps with any digestive complaints
  • aids healing by increasing blood flow to the organs
  • eases any pain or discomfort

If you would like an informal chat to see how Reflexology can help you please contact me here

 

 

Research

This following link underlines how reflexology can benefit you during pregnancy.

https://www.gentlebirthmethod.com/press/press-cuttings-reflexology/reflex-action/

Further studies which show ways how complementary therapies can assist during labour on the NICE (National Institution for Health and Care Excellence) website

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?q=complementary+therapies+in+labour