Reflexology to support your Pregnancy
Having reflexology once you are pregnant can be a lovely time in which you can just relax and focus purely on yourself and your bump without any of the distractions of day to day life. Some women may find that they can begin to feel anxious and stressed as the pregnancy goes on, by having reflexology it can help you feel less anxious and stressed.
The main benefits of having reflexology treatments at this time are:
- Encourages deep relaxation
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces any feelings of stress
- Improves quality of sleep
There have been some recent studies done which have shown that the benefits of having reflexology during pregnancy can include:
- Significantly reduced pain during labour
- Reduced the length of the first stage of labour
- Improved quality of sleep in post-natal women (study details are available on request)
If you are experiencing other symptom's that are associated with pregnancy such as sickness, back pain and insomnia etc then we can work the reflexes which may possibly help provide you with some relief from these.
Please click here to see more information from the NHS on your Pregnancy Health NHS Choices and Kicks Count
If you wish to find out more information or to book an appointment then please email me using the link on this page or feel free to give me a call.
What happens during a treatment
When you arrive for your first maternity reflexology treatment it is really important for me to be able to understand why you have come along for your treatment. Our emotional and physical well being are equally important, so we will do a medical and lifestyle consultation together. This will enable me to ensure that your treatment is unique to your individual needs.
You will then get the to be able to either sit or lie back and relax on a warm couch. We will be able to use lots of blankets and cushions to be able to make you as comfortable as you want to feel. The treatment time is yours to do what you want with, some client choose to chat, whilst others like to drift off to sleep or simply take some time out. The treatment will begin with your feet being cleaned. Then we will use organic balm to be able to work the reflexes on your feet. As your pregnancy progresses you may feel like you need to stand up halfway through, or visit the bathroom. This is all perfectly normal and please do not feel uncomfortable to ask.
At the end of your treatment you will be given some time to allow yourself to come round, and have a drink if you would like one. We can then also if you wish talk about some ideas that can help support you once you have left the treatment room.
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