In fact, research has shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief enabling an easier birth, with fewer complications.
Inspired and motivated by my three pregnancies I have undertaken extensive training with experts in their field, and I have the experience to work safely from pre-conception, through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. I’ve learnt lots of specialist techniques which enable me to help support you and your growing baby throughout your pregnancy.
Huge changes in hormone levels and anxieties and concerns can leave you feeling delighted, anxious, nervous and excited all at once.
Reflexology treatments will leave you feeling deeply relaxed helping you to de-stress and calm your mind. It can also alleviate any side effects you are experiencing such as nausea or headaches.
Second & Third Trimester
Reflexology can be used for general wellbeing, boosting your energy, encouraging a good night sleep and helping your body to be healthy and as comfortable as possible. It is great for promoting inner peace and supporting you physically and emotionally, boosting confidence and easing your fears.
Maternity Reflexology is a powerful tool, providing numerous benefits throughout pregnancy. It can help to ease SPD, digestive problems, constipation, oedema, improve a sense of wellbeing and prevent the development of any possible symptoms from arising.
Preparation for Labour
As your due date approaches, you may choose to have more frequent Reflexology treatments as it will help support your body for labour and promote relaxation, especially if your anxiety levels are high.
There is lots of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefitted from reflexology throughout their pregnancy. Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour (1) and improved quality of sleep in post-natal women (2).
Some mother’s return for Post-Natal Reflexology and continue to receive reflexology as part of their self care, which is the foundation for caring for others without depleting your own energy levels.
Regular treatments following the birth may help the postnatal period by:
- Assisting recovery following an epidural.
- Aiding recovery from a caesarean section.
- Restoring hormonal balance.
- Calming and relaxing mother and baby.
- Easing breast feeding discomforts and encouraging lactation.
- Easing digestive problems.
- Easing backache.
- Helping the menstrual cycle return to normal.
- Improving constipation.
- Increasing energy levels.
- Improving insomnia and quality of sleep.
- Relieving post-epidural pain.
- Relieving urine retention.
- Reducing post-natal depression and anxiety.