Maternity 

Why have Maternity Reflexology?

 

Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy, providing you with some time out in your busy life and supporting you through an emotional and sometimes anxious time!

Having a calming, gentle treatment can help with your mood and emotions and help relieve many of your pregnancy symptoms.

 

Reflexology every 2 to 3 weeks throughout pregnancy would be a great idea!

 

Having weekly treatments from week 36 until the baby is born would be lovely and help prepare the body and the baby for labour.

 

If you have been having reflexology throughout your conception journey that's great, but if Reflexology is a new treatment for you then it is advisable to consult with your midwife first.

 

There are contra-indications to treating during pregnancy, for instance if you have had previous complications, have certain conditions or are at risk of pre-term labour.

 

A full consultation and medical history will be taken before treatment commences but if you have any illnesses or medical conditions then please let me know at time of booking. 

 

Choosing a Reflexologist

Please make sure that you choose a Reflexologist that has undergone specialist Maternity Training and can safely carry out treatments during pregnancy.

 

I haven't been having reflexology throughout my pregnancy, can i have Reflexology to encourage labour?

 

Reflexology at this stage must be approved by the client's midwife, and a treatment to encourage labour will only be given at full term.

This is a lovely relaxing and calming treatment, to encourage the mother and baby to relax. Treatment involves giving the body helpful signals to help move along the inevitable, it is a much more natural method than being induced mechanically and chemically.

 

There are no guarantees, the baby will not come, if it is not ready!

Post Natal Care

 

Reflexology can be a huge benefit to post-natal women as lack of sleep and falling hormones can lead to baby blues.

A post-natal treatment would help you to relax and calm your nerves.

Treatment would involve techniques to help balance the hormones and Lymph Drainage moves to encourage the body to lose its excess fluid.

 

 

Reflexology supporting Fertility

Reflexology can support you through your conception journey, whether you have just started on this journey or have been trying for a while. Reflexology can help to rebalance your hormones and prepare your body for pregnancy. It can be extremely relaxing and help reduce stress levels.

I can also support you through your journey on IVF, please contact me for more details.

 

Reports, research and relevant links

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