Pregnancy Reflexology and preparing for the birth
Reflexology is a non intrusive complementary treatment that works along side conventional medicine. It is based on the theory that zones on the feet correspondence to areas of the body. It is a natural therapy involving no medication or drugs. The treatment also includes Chakra Balancing
Pregnancy reflexology has many benefits particularly earlier in your pregnancy as it may help to improve your overall well-being. I am fully qualified and insured for your first trimester.
During pregnancy you will go through different stages that can affect you emotionally. Research has shown that regular reflexology during your journey can help create a feeling of deep physical and mental relaxation.
Reflexology will not induce childbirth but it can help you prepare for a natural birth by promoting deep physical and mental relaxation. A relaxed mum is a happy baby!
Research evidence suggests that pregnancy reflexology will shorten the duration of labour and require less pain relief. See below for more research info.
At least four treatments proceeding up to the birth is advisable to get the best benefits. Block booking is advisable to ensure you get a regular appointment. If four treatments are booked as a gift to you I offer a free post natal treatment which is to be taken within the first month of the birth of your child. As this treatment will be very relaxing it could help assisting in breastfeeding/lactation and hormonal balance.
As a matter of courtesy I do like your midwife to be notified that you are receiving a treatments. Midwifes are usually very supportive of this treatment unless they have health concerns around your pregnancy.
For an appointment please email, ring 07814 599 216 or book on line.
Reflexology treatment 40 mins £3500
Reflexology and leg massage £40.00
Reflexology and head massage £40.00
The Consultation is free.
At least four treatments will ensure the best benefits.If four weekly treatments are booked a free post natal treatment is given one month after the birth.
Balm used is organic.
Please have something light to eat beforehand.
Ideally if possible do not shave your legs.
Wear clothing that allows me to go to the top of your knee.
Balm used is organic.
Gift Vouchers are available and sent out first class/emailed. Gift Voucher info can be found under the heading of gifts.
Charges are incurred for cancellations - see charges section.
MATERNITY REFLEXOLOGY RESEARCH
Maternity Reflexology Research Recent studies have shown that reflexology: Significantly reduced pain during labour(1, 3),
Reduced the length of the first stage of labour(1, 3).
Improved quality of sleep in post-natal women(2).
Shorter second stage for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain (6 x weekly reflexology) (4)
Reduced pain and stress levels for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain (6 x weekly reflexology) (5)
Lowers anxiety scores of women in labour (30 minute treatment) (6) 1.
VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women.
Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310 2. LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women.
Midwifery. 27. p181- 186 3. Iran Red Crescent Med J 2011; 13(7):475-479 ©Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 4.
The Effect of Foot Reflexology on the Anxiety Levels of Women in Labour. Yılar Erkek Z, Aktas S. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Apr;24(4):352-360
www.ifwip (International Forum for Wellbeing in pregnancy