Maternity Reflexology is a branch of reflexology aimed specifically at both women and couples during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period. Maternity reflexology has become very popular and has achieved amazing results.
Reflexology can assist with conception by helping to reduce toxin levels, improve hormone and reproductive function, reduce stress and by generally balancing all bodily systems to create optimum conditions for conception. This treatment is effective for not only the woman but the man also.
Reflexology has had many successes in treating couples with fertility issues, The Association of Reflexologists report on their website that “… on average about 50% of clients seeking help through reflexology for infertility, find themselves pregnant within 6 months of commencing treatment.” (www.aor.org.uk).
During 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.
Reflexology experienced during pregnancy can:
promote and support a pregnancy
provide relief from pregnancy related conditions and discomforts
assist a natural delivery
shorten labour time
improve recovery time post birth
support good breastfeeding
help with postnatal depression
Reflexology can assist in ensuring a natural delivery by helping prepare the body for labour and facilitate the birth process as well as promoting a speedy recovery after the birth and establish good breastfeeding.
When your body is going through amazing changes and stresses pre and post pregnancy this treatment can be extremely relaxing and beneficial.