Reflexology for Pregnancy with Halina

 

If you purchase 5 reflexology treatments you will receive the 6th one for free!

Reflexology can benefit a woman at every stage of her pregnancy, from conception through all three trimesters, during labour and even after giving birth.

Pregnancy can be a very stressful time and reflexology is known to reduce anxiety and encourage the body to switch off the ‘fight or flight’ hormones.

Regular reflexology treatments throughout pregnancy will support mothers-to-be by helping them to relax, de-stress and to offer them a short time away from busy lives to connect with their changing body and growing baby.

It is safe to receive reflexology throughout all three trimesters as this non-invasive therapy can help promote optimal health and well being. 

Symptoms and conditions reflexology may help with:

  • Morning sickness and nausea
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Heartburn and poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Tired, aching feet
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cramps
  • Tight breath
  • Swelling in feet and ankles
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety

Reflexology to induce the onset of labour

While there are currently no studies that show reflexology to be effective at encouraging the beginning of labour, the treatment is known to reduce stress levels and aide relaxation.  The medical profession is very clear that fear can inhibit the natural onset of labour, so reducing anxiety will be beneficial. 

From 37 weeks onwards special reflexes are stimulated that encourage the body to prepare for the beginning of the birth process.

Some conditions of pregnancy are contraindicated for Reflexology:

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Placenta previa
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Hydroamniosis
  • Threatened pre-term labour

References:

http://www.reflexology-research.com/?page_id=88 Kunz & Kunz

http://www.naturalbalancereflexology.co.uk/test-blog-article/ Dr Gowri Motha

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