During pregnancy women’s body’s go through many changes emotionally and physically causing common problems such as back pain, heartburn, nausea and in some cases raised blood pressure. Reflexology is safe and effective during pregnancy at helping to alleviate pain, reducing stress, boosting the immune system and promoting peaceful sleep.
PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY
Even before pregnancy reflexology can help the body create the right ecology for ovulation, helping balance sugar and hormone levels and keeping them at the right level. Treatment also helps detoxify the body and expel any environmental toxins and synthetic hormones that left unchecked can reduce the chances of conceiving. As well as the body, pre-conceptual care is also about preparing the mind and spirit for conceiving. Some couples experience additional stress when facing fertility challenges and reflexology is able to not only help balance the body’s biological systems but also reduce stress and anxiety for a calmer mind, further promoting ideal conditions for conception.
DURING PREGNANCY * from 14 weeks
Pregnancy is different for all women and the levels of discomfort or fatigue and other common symptoms felt also vary. Where women are experiencing difficulties however, reflexology can help make the whole experience more enjoyable again by helping to manage discomfort and pain brought on by enormous physical change and abundance of pregnancy hormones. The relaxation benefits of reflexology can also offer a welcome rest bite.
Reflexology is also used to help women when past their due date. Gentle foot massage used in reflexology can help encourage the body to go into labour naturally by stimulating the production of oxytocin. It can also be effective during labour to help mum stay relaxed and focused.
POST NATAL RECOVERY
Back at home with the new baby reflexology can again help restore energy levels, balance the body's hormones and systems and reinstate restful sleep.
Reflexology can not only help with imbalances caused by everyday living but with a treatment plan over a number of weeks can also help with specific pregnancy related issues such as:
Mood swings & hormonal imbalances