Pregnancy

Reflexology can be beneficial at every stage of your pregnancy to help soothe pregnancy ailments and prepare the body for birth.

Common side effects in pregnancy, that reflexology may be able to help with include;

  • Constipation

  • Pelvic girdle pain/lower back pain

  • Swelling of the hands and feet

  • Heartburn / indigestion

  • Itching

  • Morning Sickness

  • Fatigue

Near the end of your pregnancy reflexology can be used to help:

  • Prepare the body for the birth

    • Birth can be made easier by the right hormones being secreted to bring on contractions and soften the cervix

  • Giving natural assistance to help a breach baby turn

Recent studies have shown that reflexology;

  • Significantly reduces the pain during labour (1, 3)

  • Reduces the length of the first stage of labour (1, 3)

  • Improves sleep quality in post-natal women (2)

  • Reduces pain and stress levels for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain (6 x weekly treatments) (5)

  • Lowers anxiety scores for women in labour (30 min treatment) (6)

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