The benefits of Reflexology and Pregnancy
Reflexology is a natural massage technique using specific pressure points on the feet or hands, where all the internal structures are mirrored in miniature. Reflexology and pregnancy are an ideal mix and cannot hurt mother or baby. It helps from pre conception to post natal, eases anxiety, relieves heartburn, back pain, headaches, insomnia, constipation, oedema, helps “turn” baby if it is breech, eases baby ‘s hiccups (annoying for both of you) and ultimately helps the body prepare for labour. Reflexology can not only be used as a palliative tool but also prevent problems arising. Reflexology enables the body to heal itself.
It is also reported that Reflexology can help induce labour.I have had many success stories where babies have been born 5 hours after a treatment or waters have broken 20 minutes after I have left the Clients house following a treatment! Reflexology can definitely help prepare the body for labour, however I do not even consider using the inducement technique before 39 weeks. Babies will arrive when they want to and not on demand!
After birth why not consider having a treatment for your baby, they have been through quite a traumatic time and Reflexology can help balance their bodies and relieve any aches and pains they might have following the birth. They love having their feet tickled!
I have treated so many pregnant ladies or parents who are trying to get pregnant in the 13 years that I have been doing Reflexology . Helping with fertility problems and then seeing them through the pregnancy, labour and I continue to see them many of them now.
Reflexology and pregnancy is MY baby – along with my other babies! I love the whole process from start to finish…..Actually from start to the beginning of your life!
Although I have a treatment room attached to my home, I also do mobile for Ipswich, Woodbridge and surrounding areas. Whilst I am happy to see pregnant clients in my treatment room, towards the end of the pregnancy I prefer to see you in your own homes, for your own comfort and selfishly stops me from worrying that you go into labour on your way home!
This article was posted in the latest Lazy Daisy Newsletter