Reflexology: Maternity

Maternity Reflexology is a branch of Reflexology aimed specifically at women during pre-conception, pregnancy; labour and the post-natal period.

For anyone thinking about having a baby, a course of reflexology may help to prepare the body, mind and spirit to be working at its optimum to prepare for conception and subsequently the growth and development of the foetus and ultimately the birth of the baby.

Many couples find that they are not conceiving as quickly as they would have hoped and may have to consider the route of assisted conception.  Hormones in harmony are essential to reproduction and this balance can be achieved with regular reflexology sessions, working particularly on the endocrine and reproductive systems.Reflexology during pregnancy can help assist with:

  • general relaxation
  • relief of stress and anxiety
  • increase energy levels
  • reduce heartburn
  • relieve backache
  • swelling mainly of hands/feet
  • constipation
  • sleep problems
  • ligament and joint pain
  • preparation for labour

Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can help with labour and delivery.

Reflexology can help to alleviate postnatal problems and help with:

  • inadequate lactation
  • engorged breasts
  • urine retention
  • constipation
  • backache
  • stress/anxiety problems
  • sleep problems
  • postnatal depression
  • increase in energy levels