Reflexology is an Ancient Natural Therapy that uses subtle energies of the feet to create balance and harmony. Balance and harmony enable us to attain and maintain health and well-being. Reflexology continues to establish its reputation and popularity by the effective results people experience.
Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy; the reflexologist will take a fully history to ensure that it's safe and appropriate to carry out a treatment.
Stress is a complex condition which affects almost all parts of the body in some way. There is evidence to suggest that it may affect fertility. Cortisol (a hormone released in response to stress) can cause the release of an inhibiting hormone that reduces the production of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone. Both of these hormones are integral to the release of the egg and the implantation of embryo after fertilisation.
Stress is an issue for both sexes, so it's equally important that both partners employ some method of reducing their stress levels - this can include reflexology.
The calming and balancing qualities of reflexology can help enormously and can also compliment the medical procedures. It will help to prepare the body to be in optimum health before the treatment is started.
These are all essential factors in conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnancy or Maternity Reflexology aims to optimise the health potential of the mother to be and help the body mind and spirit relax in preparation for birth - and the closer you are to your due date, the more important it is to feel relaxed.
Maternity Reflexology may also help:
There are also various techniques that can be used to help Pelvic Girdle Pain and more problematic conditions. Once you are past your expected due date, there are techniques used which aim to help prepare your body for labour.
Reflexology in the post-natal period is also important and can help give your body a chance to rest and relax and restore a sense of balance to mind and body. The more relaxed and energised mum is, the more content baby is likely to be, so take some time out to care for yourself. It's not selfish, it's just common sense and aims to help:
Karen Scott Reflexology is here to support you through this special event in your life. Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.