Reflexology helps you on your journey from pre-conception to birth and beyond
According to Government statistics, there are approximately 12 million women in the UK aged between 16 and 44. 20% of women in this age bracket are actively seeking fertility, pregnancy, or post-natal guidance and support.
Issues range from infertility, to health of mother and baby during pregnancy right through to preparing for and recovering from the birth itself.
The benefits of reflexology during this anxious and exciting period are many and varied.
For example, reflexology can restore a sense of balance to your changing body, encourage restful sleep, soothe the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, help with digestion, and reduce stress and anxiety.
So widespread is the use of reflexology for fertility and pregnancy that there is even a special branch of reflexology known as maternity reflexology.
How reflexology supports you with fertility and pregnancy
Reflexology works by applying gentle pressure to reflex areas in the feet which correspond to different parts of the body.
At the pre-conception stage, reflexologists will pay particular attention to the reflex points that link directly to the female reproductive system as well as working on the parasympathetic nervous system which regulates feelings of stress and anxiety.
In this way reflexology can help correct hormonal imbalances, regulate your menstrual cycle and relieve the anxiety associated with trying for a baby.
During pregnancy reflexology helps you stay well balanced both emotionally and physically. It also nurtures the baby.
Indeed, mums-to-be are often amazed at how their growing babies respond to the soothing nature of the treatment.
The one thing that maternity reflexology cannot do however is to induce labour. Your baby will come when your baby is good and ready!
That said, maternity priming techniques can help the parasympathetic nervous system to allow the body to relax and allow labour to happen naturally when the time is right.
What my clients say about maternity reflexology
I am fully qualified in maternity reflexology.
As a mother myself, I also fully appreciate the highs and lows on the journey to becoming a mother.
Here’s what my clients say about reflexology during pregnancy.
“I recently had my first appointment at 35 weeks pregnant and was a relaxing treat. Really helped with some aches and pains I’d been having and will definitely be going back. Thank you!”Carly from Warboys
“Pregnant and uncomfortable i have been going to see michelle, she is truely amazing, welcoming and caring, always in a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views“Kelly from Lonstanton
“I thoroughly enjoyed having reflexology! I did it as I was heavily pregnant and felt it would be a nice way to relax and potentially stop me from going overdue.“Harriet from Somersham
“I had my first reflexology treatment with Michelle today at 39 weeks pregnant, I came out feeling the most relaxed I have in a long time, her reflexology room makes you feel so calm and that’s before she even starts the treatment! Such a lovely lady too, highly recommended“Kerry from Doddington
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It works alongside conventional medicine.
It acts on the whole body rather than on specific conditions and ailments.
Over a course of treatments reflexology will bring your body back into balance.
Reflexologists do not diagnose, prescribe or treat for a specific condition.
Reflexology is not a substitute for conventional medicine. You should therefore not use reflexology instead of medical treatments.
However, it may complement your medical treatment and is often available through private health insurance plans.
Reflexology treatments and private health care plans
The Government set up the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) to regulate complementary health practitioners.
I am registered with the CNHC.
This means that clients who have qualifying health care plans may be able to reclaim the cost of their treatments when they visit Feet First Reflexology Bluntisham