Pre-conception & Fertility Reflexology
Preparation for Birth & Birth Reflexology
Planning for a baby is an exciting and wonderful experience, yet it can be a very emotional time too, especially if things don’t go as smoothly as you would like.
Maternity reflexology supports with getting your body into the best possible place to conceive and go through the many stages of pregnancy in a relaxed and balanced way; helping you to deal with your emotions and bodily changes through each stage of your pregnancy, making your experience positive, supportive and enjoyable.
Sian trained in maternity reflexology with Inspira Academy and Sally Earlam; a maternity specialist for the Association of Reflexologists.
At each stage of your maternity journey, different reflexology treatments will be used to assist you through each trimester and support you with any specific needs or conditions that you may be experiencing.
For all stages of your journey; from conception, through to pregnancy, induction, labour and post-natal support, maternity reflexology is safe and effective to use. There is no evidence that maternity reflexology can lead to miscarriages and special attention is given during your first trimester to ensure you and baby’s safety. Many women prefer to not have reflexology at this time and it is completely your decision as you are the one who must feel comfortable at all times. Sian would be happy to discuss this with you.
Pre-conception and Fertility Reflexology
Helps you to prepare your body, mind and spirit for conception, growing and giving birth to baby. Couples are encouraged to both have treatments to help regulate the menstrual cycle and to stimulate healthy sperm production.
Pre-conception reflexology helps to aid conception and help couples to overcome any fertility issues, by balancing the body’s systems, regulating cycles and most importantly reducing stress and tension in your body and mind; When these are relaxed and balanced, it helps to create the best environment to conceive.
Throughout your pregnancy your body will be going through a number of significant physical changes; with a new life developing inside you that may affect your emotional, hormonal and physiological balance. For many women, they may experience discomfort, nausea, fatigue and other symptoms, as they journey through the different trimesters of pregnancy, which can affect your joy and excitement of expecting baby.
Maternity reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising and assist the body to remain in balance. It can help with the following:
- Ease morning sickness, nausea and vomiting
- Ease headaches
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Ease digestive problems and constipation
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase energy levels and reduce fatigue
- Ease physiological discomforts such as back ache, swelling of the feet and ankles, ligament and groin pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, heartburn, cystitis etc
- Help reduce insomnia and sleep problems
Throughout pregnancy it is important to ensure that your blood pressure is kept at a normal level for you and baby and maternity reflexology helps to reduce your blood pressure through relaxation and working the reflexes on the feet that correspond with your organs, systems and parts of your body that deal with blood pressure.
When these reflexes are worked it eases any tension, improves nerve and blood supply and allows the body to do what it does best; to rebalance and heal itself*.
Preparation for Birth & Birth Reflexology
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour and often leads to a reduction of pain relief needed during birth.
Often, women get in contact after their due date to seek natural support with preparing for the birth of their baby. They do not want to be induced and would prefer baby to come by itself. To help prepare you for birth and to get things moving, a special reflexology treatment is used, working very specific points on the feet to help the body aid in the start of labour.
Sian has a great deal of experience working with women at this stage of their pregnancy. Labour normally starts within a few days of treatment with many happy Mum’s to boot. However, Sian always says that baby will come when baby wants to come, but if Mum and baby are relaxed before labour, then that is a beautiful gift to be able to give.
Sian offers birth reflexology; which if completed within the first stage of labour, research shows, reduces the time of the second stage of labour and the pain experienced. Just 40 minutes of specialist labour reflexology at any time during the first stage or 10 minutes every hour will really support you and baby during labour.
Preparation for birth and labour reflexology can really help you with:
- Preparation for labour and labour induction
- Relaxation; helping you to remain calm
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Reduces time of second stage of labour
- Reduces pain of labour
- Supports your body through the birthing process, meaning quicker recovery for you and baby
After you have given birth to your little bundle of joy it is an amazing time and you will feel relief and jubilant, but you may also feel sore, exhausted and your emotions may be all over the place; coupled with loss of sleep, breastfeeding etc, it can all take its toll on you and your family.
Postnatal reflexology can really help you with:
- Issues with your spine following an epidural
- Recover after a C-section
- Balance your hormones
- Help with breast feeding
- Calm and relax you and baby
- Ease stress and anxiety
- Reduce sleep problems
- Ease postnatal depression
- Increase energy levels
- Urine retention
- Inadequate lactation or engorged breasts
*Reflexology during pregnancy is not recommended if you have a history of premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta previa or recent vaginal bleeding. If you have any problems during your pregnancy it is important that you contact your doctor or midwife at the earliest opportunity.
Single 60 minute treatment
All initial treatments include a free 30 minute phone health consultation prior to your appointment.
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