Reflexology is an important part of our pregnancy support and is one of the most powerful non-invasive healing treatments available. It is based on the idea that the feet are mini maps of the body and every area of the foot relates to a specific area of the body. Maternity Reflexology is a branch of reflexology aimed specifically at women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
Alleviate or prevent discomfort and restore your body’s equilibrium
During your pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes; these changes will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body’s equilibrium.
In pregnancy Reflexology has shown to be particularly effective to:
○ Reduce blood pressure
○ Reduce swelling in feet and ankles
○ Reduce varicose veins
○ Improve digestion and help many other physical functions
○ Oxygenate the baby
○ Improve circulation and sleep
○ Encourage balance in the endocrine system
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labor, with subjects often requiring less pain-relief during the course of delivery. Weekly reflexology treatments help to alleviate water retention by stimulating the kidneys and colon to eliminate waste on a more regular basis, and help prevent many problems before they start.