Pregnancy & Postnatal Reflexology

Maternity reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment for an expecting mother, it is a safe technique with gentle movements designed to balance and harmonise mind, body and spirit for the whole of pregnancy and after delivery.

Offering a natural and safe way of helping you to cope with the rapid changes your body goes through during pregnancy.

Reflexology can help with:
• Nausea, morning sickness & Hyperemesis Gravidarum
• Pelvic girdle pain  
• Digestive problems – constipation, heartburn, etc
• High blood pressure
• Oedema – water retention, swollen hands & feet
• Backache & sciatica
• Insomnia & sleep problems
• Headaches

Studies have shown that starting Reflexology by 32 weeks can reduce the need for induction by 70% as well as reduce labour time down to just 4 hours.

Benefits for Labour 
• Priming the body for labour
• Backache
• Pain relief
• Accelerating contractions
• Exhaustion

If you are approaching due date or have gone over then the ‘Priming for labour’ Reflexology treatment is a perfect way to allow your body to get ready for labour.

This relaxing reflexology session aims to relax mum-2-be in the later stages of pregnancy to help prepare body and mind for birth. Following a tailored reflexology sequence for late stage pregnancy, this treatment is not designed to ‘induce labour’ but to help body & mind relax which aids the release of natural hormones to work in the most efficient way for birthing to start. By reducing the amount of adrenaline in the body and increasing oxytocin levels in a pregnant mama’s body, it can help nature take its course.

Postnatal Reflexology

Postnatal Reflexology following the birth of your baby is invaluable for balancing, harmonising, enhancing physical and emotional well being.

After labour your entire system will appreciate being balanced back to a non-pregnant state, to help hormones stabilise and help adjust to motherhood. 

Regular treatments at this time can be beneficial to:

  • Nurture the mother, giving you time to relax
  • Ease pain and discomfort
  • Help with post-natal depression 
  • Aid healing after labour
  • Ease constipation
  • Induce sleep
  • Stimulate lactation
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  • Research has shown that reflexology is excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply enhancing bonding and breastfeeding as well as helping to reduce the effects of post-natal depression. 

Baby is welcome to come along to the treatment for feeding and cuddles or you can come on your own for complete relaxation.

 

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