Fertility & Pregnancy Reflexology
Pregnancy reflexology is a specialised branch of reflexology. I have completed specialist training and have a diploma in Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal Reflexology.
If you are trying to conceive reflexology is a fantastic natural therapy that can help rebalance the body and restore its natural equilibrium.
Reflexology can also assist through Reducing Stress & Anxiety
Reflexology is fantastic for alleviating stress, which is very important if you are trying to increase your fertility and become pregnant. Stress can negatively affect your ability to conceive and Reflexology is known for being deeply calming and relaxing.
Reflexology and Fertility Treatments
Reflexology can help ensure your body is in optimum condition for conceiving and help prepare you for fertility treatments. It can also give you needed mental support by calming anxiety, giving you the strength and positivity for the best possible chance of succeeding.
Pregnancy and Preparing for Labour
Many midwives recommend reflexology as women during pregnancy have found it can help pregnancy related conditions and prepare the body for labour. It is perfectly safe from the second trimester and may help alleviate:
- Back Pain
- Fluid retention
- Morning sickness
- Digestive disorders
Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour
(1), reduced the length of the first stage of labour and (2) improved quality of sleep in post-natal women
(1) VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310
(2) LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. p181-186