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     Maternity Reflexology

 

One of my specialities is maternity reflexology. It is a safe, relaxing therapy that has great success treating women pre-conceptually, throughout pregnancy, and during the postnatal period.

1. Aiding Fertility

Reflexology induces deep relaxation and reduces stress levels – this has a positive effect on the endocrine system (and all the other bodily systems) and helps to regulate hormonal imbalances. This in turn can help with problematic menstrual cycles (irregularity), endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. Conception is likely to occur when the body is in its most relaxed, balanced state.

2. During Pregnancy

Reflexology is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. It brings relief from many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. However it is not recommended during the first trimester or if there is a history of unstable pregnancies, premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta previa or recent vaginal bleeding.

Reflexology may help with the following conditions:

  • back ache

  • headaches

  • sciatica

  • restless arm / leg syndrome

  • oedema (water retention)

  • insomnia

  • constipation

  • heartburn and acid reflux

  • stress and anxiety

  • increased energy levels

  • hormonal imbalances

  • mood swings

  • nausea and vomiting

  • symphysis pubis dysfunction

  • turning a breech baby

3. Inducing Labour

Reflexology may be used to try and induce labour in the 41st week of pregnancy. I will use powerful techniques to stimulate the endocrine system and uterus to encourage the birthing process to start.

4. Postnatal Reflexology

Reflexology treatments after the birth will help the body relax and regain equilibrium. It may also help with the following conditions:

 

  • insomnia

  • stress and anxiety

  • postnatal depression

  • hormonal imbalances

  • inadequate lactation

  • engorged breasts

  • energy levels

 

Reflexology aids healing to the whole body – it treats the root of the problem and not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflexology is not a substitute for medical or obstetric care. If you have any concerns please seek medical advice as soon as possible. Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.

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