Reflexology is a complementary therapy which can provide support before, during and after pregnancy and it can also play a part in the labour itself.
As well as my Reflexology Diploma I also have an Advanced Certificate in Reflexology for Pregnancy.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR PREGNANCY 60 mins – £40.00
Reflexology helps to re-balance and relax the mind and body and to reduce any stress which can be a key factor in fertility problems. Reflexology during this time also helps to restore hormone imbalances and regulate periods. For best results it is advisable for both partners to be treated.
Reflexology during pregnancy:
Providing certain precautions are taken and contra-indications are observed Reflexology is safe to use during this time. As well as the usual benefits of Reflexology there are also a wide range of symptoms and conditions that Reflexology can help with during pregnancy.
Reflexology post pregnancy: Gentle Reflexology can help the body to recover and re-balance itself after pregnancy and labour. Regular treatments will assist the body in healing and help the menstrual cycle return to normal. In addition to helping with the usual aches and pains after labour and birth, Reflexology can be a great therapy for breastfeeding mums. Reflexology
Potential Benefits include:
- Balances blood pressure
- Reduces swelling in feet, ankles, fingers and wrists
- Reduces / prevents heartburn
- Improves quality of sleep
- Relieves varicose veins
- Clears pelvic congestion
- Relieves back pain
- Relieves constipation
- Relieves nausea
Pregnancy is not a medical condition but a wonderful natural experience to be enjoyed.
During pregnancy your body will go through major changes and these changes will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of the body. Regular reflexology treatments can help to alleviate or prevent the discomfort arising from any imbalances and restore the body’s equilibrium.
Research has shown that regular Reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with subjects often requiring less pain relief during the course of delivery.
Is it true that Reflexology can aid pregnancy?
Yes, Reflexology is a therapeutic foot massage that aids relaxation and rebalances the body. This reduces any stress which can be a key factor in fertility problems. Reflexology before pregnancy helps to restore hormone imbalances and regulate periods. For best results both partners should be treated. (Reflexology also assists in the recovery and healing after a miscarriage)
Can I have Reflexology throughout my pregnancy?
Yes. Reflexology when performed by a qualified therapist is perfectly safe as long as there are no contra- indications. A full consultation will be undertaken before the treatment to make sure you are suitable. Sometimes clients have Reflexology before they know they are pregnant and this is fine.
Will Reflexology affect my baby?
Drugs, alcohol, smoking, diet and stress can effect the baby in some way. Reflexology will only have a positive affect on your baby. If you are relaxed and enjoying the treatment your baby will feel the benefit too.
Can Reflexology cause a miscarriage?
There is no evidence that Reflexology can cause a miscarriage. Reflexology works on reflex points in the feet and you are unknowingly working on these areas when you walk and move about. Also your foot wear comes into contact with various reflex points. It is important to use a trained and experienced therapist who specialises in pregnancy for your own peace of mind.
Does Reflexology hurt?
Reflexology is an enjoyable experience but sometimes pregnant ladies can be more sensitive. Each treatment is tailored to suit each client and the pressure of the treatment can be discussed beforehand if this worries you.
Can all pregnant ladies receive Reflexology?
There are certain conditions where Reflexology cannot be given.
- Raised temperature
- Vaginal bleeding (seek immediate medical help)
- Suspected pre-eclampsia (Seek immediate medical help)
- Pregnant epileptic
- DVT in last 6 months
- Mothers with grade 1,2,3 and 4 placenta praevia.
A full consultation takes place beforehand to make sure you are suitable.
Can Reflexology be used during labour?
Yes, when the mother has dilated 10cm there are 3 main acupressure points that can help during labour. However, they should only be used under the supervision of the midwife. There may be certain reasons (ie: anterior cervical lip) as to why the baby shouldn’t be hurried along.
NB: Never use reflex points to induce the baby before the due date. Once the expected due date is past and with the midwife’s agreement, gentle treatments working on specific reflex points may be used to contribute to a spontaneous labour.
Do you need to be specially trained to treat pregnant ladies?
I trained in Reflexology to Diploma level in 2003 but I have since gained a certificate in ‘Reflexology in Pregnancy’. It is important to use a trained and experienced therapist who specialises in pregnancy for your own peace of mind.
In addition to my formal qualifications, I attend seminars, workshops and courses on a regular basis to broaden my professional knowledge and to ensure that I offer my clients the best treatments possible. I am fully insured and hold membership with the FHT, a professional complementary therapists association.
If you have any other questions please feel free to email or telephone me.
“I feel rejuvenated, relaxed and recharged after one of your lovely relaxing treatments….it’s good for your soul, its good for your mind, its just so GOOD. I would have a treatment every week if I lived nearer.” E.W. Birmingham
“Reflexology is extremely relaxing and I always struggle to stay awake during treatments. (This is very surprising as I don’t normally like my feet being touched). The massage is very firm yet soothing and feels like a real treat. Since I have been going for regular sessions my general health has definitely improved.” L.R. Harbury
“Since having regular reflexology treatments with Louise my anxiety levels have almost disappeared. It is an amazing therapy that leaves me feeling so relaxed and calm. Everyone should try this!” S.A. Southam
“Louise put me at ease straight away. She is very knowledgeable and clearly, loves making people feel better. I suffer periodically with migraines but after a course of treatments with Louise, my symptoms were considerably improved as well as my general stress levels – a happy unexpected improvement!” D.M. Stratford upon Avon
“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”Cherie Gilderbloom