Maternity Reflexology

Being able to support couples through their pregnancy and beyond with reflexology is a wonderful experience and one that we should feel honoured to be a part of. Reflexology for maternity aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the clients; using reflexology techniques designed for different stages and also being aware of general lifestyle advice that can be given to make this journey as pleasurable as possible for all.

Reflexology during pregnancy can help prepare you physically and emotionally for the birth of your baby. It may ease particular pregnancy related complaints such as morning sickness, backache, fatigue, fluid retention and difficulty sleeping, as well as to promote general well being.

Reflexology may also be used to encourage labour to begin, however this is only likely to happen if both mother and baby are ready. It is always recommended that those clients who wish to use reflexology for this purpose begin their reflexology sessions at least six weeks prior to their predicted term date i.e. by 34 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately, I cannot give any guarantees that it will be successful, I have had both successful and unsuccessful clients in this respect, however I do maintain that the treatment will be enjoyable and relaxing regardless of the outcome!

There are two recent studies that have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour, reduced the length of first stage labour, and improved the quality of sleep in post-natal women.

First Trimester
This is the period during which your body sees huge changes in hormone levels, coupled with excitement and maybe some anxieties, you may be feeling weepy and exhusted, reflexology at this point may help de-stress, aid relaxation and offer support.

Second and Third Trimester
As your baby grows during this phase of pregnancy you may experience other physical symptoms and anxiety levels may also rise as the birth becomes imminent. Reflexology can be used to address various physical symptoms, promote better sleep, and offer comfort and support.

Post maternity reflexology may help ease anxiety and give you a well earned hour in which to relax. It may also ease pain and discomfort and aid recovery after surgery.

All sessions can be purchased individually or in blocks - why not take advantage of the block bookings and save on your sessions?

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