Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Maternity reflexology is specifically tailored to treat infertility, pregnancy, birth and babies. During pregnancy women can benefit through having regular reflexology sessions to treat specific conditions which may arise at this time, and also to help with relaxation and sleep.
Reflexology can help relieve the following complaints which may arise during pregnancy:
- Morning sickness
- Loss of bladder control
- Stress and anxiety
- Lack of sleep and fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Swollen ankles
Can labour be induced by reflexology?
Reflexology can be helpful in priming for labour, but will not stimulate any process in the body that the body is not ready to respond to. Babies will come when they are ready! However, reflexologists can work on certain areas to encourage your body to be ready for labour as long as you are at or past your due date.
During labour reflexology helps to keep the body relaxed and calm and may be used for pain relief.
Once baby has arrived, reflexology can be used to:
- Relieve stress
- Increase vitality and aid restful sleep
- Rebalance the body
- Aid milk production
A reflexology session is an excellent time to relax and take time out!
Reflexology and Infertility
“Infertility is the state of being unable to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse and may be used to refer to a state of having never conceived or that of having difficulty in onceriving after having previously conceived”.
Non-physical causes of infertility often lie in unnecessary stress and worry. Reflexology encourages deep releaxation which alleviates stress and tensin so that conception may take place.
Reflexology works on balancing all of the body systems to provide a healthy body for conception to take place. Gentrel pressure to reflex points balance the hormonal system and stimulates the reproductive organs.