Fertility and Maternity Reflexology
Supporting you through your Journey
See 'Foot Reflexology' for more information on how Reflexology works and the benefits of this wonderful healing treatment.
Fertility reflexology aims to enhance the chances of natural conception by trying to create the best possible emotional and physical environment for the pregnancy. As a reflexologist and holistic therapist, I work on the basis that stress can often upset the body's systems that are vital to fertility.
Deep relaxation can help alleviate stress and tension, and whether you are experiencing infertility problems physically, emotionally or both, often the process can leave you worried and anxious about your fertility. Additional worry only makes the situation worse, and it becomes a catch 22 situation. You can’t get pregnant until you relax and you can’t relax because you are worried that you can’t get pregnant.
Reflexology is incredibly calming and relaxing and may help balance hormones that are fundamental to the optimum functioning of the reproductive system. For example, reflexology may be especially beneficial for women who have endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
By having regular sessions, reflexology also provides a calming effect on the body and mind while providing support through your journey.
Maternity Reflexology helps both Mum and baby during this very special and exciting time. During the nine months of pregnancy, a woman's body goes through enormous physical changes as a new life grows inside. While some women are able to adjust to the physical and hormonal changes easily, for others, this can be a long period of discomfort and fatigue with nausea, headaches, backache and other conditions associated with pregnancy, taking away the joy and excitement of being pregnant and expecting a baby.
Reflexology is one of the safest, most supportive therapies for pregnant women and, sensitively applied, is excellent during pregnancy and birth, both for the mother and her baby. Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can improve the chances of a shorter, less intense labour; recovery of mother and baby is quicker and both are calmer and more relaxed which enhances bonding and breastfeeding.
Reflexology has shown to be excellent in treating common conditions and maintaining balance during the rapidly changing experience of pregnancy, and can help with:
pain & discomfort
stress & anxiety
The focus for me as a reflexologist is to balance and harmonise the whole being in preparation for birth help to make your pregnancy a more enjoyable and memorable experience.
Can reflexology induce and shorten labour?
Your baby will arrive naturally when it is ready, however working certain points on the feet can help to encourage your body to prepare for labour. Many women seek the help of a reflexologist if they go over their due dates and want to avoid a hospital induction.
You are unlikely to go into labour straight away but some mums to find that they go naturally into labour within 24 to 48 hours. Reflexology will support the body and promote relaxation at a time when maybe you start to feel a little anxious.
After pregnancy you may be suffering from a change or drop in your hormones, experiencing exhaustion and a lack of sleep. You may be recovering from difficult labour, or feeling totally overwhelmed especially if it’s your first baby. Reflexology is a deeply relaxing and calming that can help restore your emotions, sleep patterns, and help with breastfeeding. It is also very important to look after yourself, whilst giving you some valuable time to yourself.
A reflexology treatment can be wonderful at this time as well as helping with other conditions associated with the postnatal period.
helps recovery following c-section
calms and relaxes mother & baby
balances the body after the birth
What my clients say
"Booked for a friend who loved her maternity reflexology, thank you x"
“I had a pregnancy reflexology treatment with you on Tuesday.
I wanted to say a massive thank you as it certainly helped - Myles was born Wednesday at 4.01am!
We have never been happier!!
Thank you again!!!”