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

  • PLUS more...

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 can;

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

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

  3. Improves sleep quality in post-natal women (2)

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

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

Post natal

Pregnancy and giving birth puts a massive strain on us both physically and mentally. Having a newborn baby is hard work and we must ensure we look after ourselves during this time. 

Reflexology can;

  • Improve quality of sleep

  • Improve mood and lower anxiety 

  • Help you to recover more speedily post birth

  • Boost milk supply

  • Re-balance the body’s systems

Treatments can take place with the baby in your arms, while you are feeding or on your own (while baby is sleeping!) - however you feel most comfortable.

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