Reflexology for Fertility, Antenatal and Maternity care
Sometimes couples will find that conception doesn’t happen as quickly or easily as they might have expected. Reflexology has been shown to help this process very successfully and naturally. It can ease the anxieties and pressures when trying to conceive, by helping women to prepare themselves, both emotionally and physically for conception.
Many women claim reflexology as a key to their success in getting pregnant naturally. Potential dads can benefit hugely from enjoying reflexology as part of this process too.
Easing ailments during pregnancy
During pregnancy, reflexology has been shown to help at easing the various symptoms that mums-to-be suffer, such as:
General aches and pains
Encouraging natural labour
Reflexology can help to:
Prepare the body for labour by balancing body’s systems especially the endocrine system
It may reduce labour by having regular treatments throughout
Reflexology during labour, can boost energy levels, improve relaxation during contractions and help with pain control
Can be used to either stimulate or sedate regular contractions
After the joy of the new arrival, Reflexology can be used to help with the natural healing processes of the body and mind as they recover from the stresses and strains of bringing a wonderful new life into the world. It will also promote hormonal balance and can therefore help to fight off depression. It has also been shown to help breastfeeding mums with improving milk production and helping the menstrual cycle return to normal in the months after birth.
Benefits for babies
New arrivals can also benefit from reflexology. Short, gentle sessions can help to soothe and settle upset tots. Softly stroking the feet helps to relax them and gentle pressure while breastfeeding can help the baby to digest effectively, reducing hiccups and tummy niggles.