pregnancy reflexology

Most women find pregnancy a thoroughly enjoyable experience and suffer very few unpleasant symptoms. Others discover that being pregnant can lead to uncomfortable conditions such as nausea, digestive disturbances, insomnia, backache and fatigue. Most of the discomforts that occur during pregnancy are as a result of hormonal changes within the body, nutritional deficiencies and profound anatomical changes.

Reflexology has demonstrated over many years to be an excellent therapy for preventing and reducing symptoms of illness, as it stimulates the natural healing resources of the body. Reflexology given in pregnancy can not only help improve the mothers overall health but also shorten the length of the labour and give the baby in the womb the healing effects of reflexology too.

Benefits of a reflexology treatment during Pregnancy & Labour can include some of the following:

  • Reduces morning sickness
  • Can bring relief from indigestion, constipation, haemorrhoids, and morning sickness.
  • Regularise Blood pressure
  • Helps with heartburn, backache and sciatica.
  • Will help you sleep better and give you more energy
  • Prepares the body for labour by balancing the body's systems, especially the endocrine system which is responsible for the secretion of many important hormones.
  • Reflexology can help induce labour naturally.
  • The length of labour can be very much reduced by having regular treatments in the weeks prior to your expectant delivery date.
  • Reflexology can be used during labour to help boost energy levels, aid deep muscle relaxation between contractions. It can stimulate production of natural endorphins.
  • After birth Reflexology babies are very calm, suckle better and are less prone to colic.