PRE & POSTNATAL REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is a wonderful therapy that is both safe and effective during pregnancy. It's proven to improve your general well being, is extremely relaxing and helps your body adjust to the major hormonal changes you are undergoing.
Having been trained by Sally Earlam who is the Maternity Specialist and Head of Training and Education Association of Reflexologists (AoR) I am well placed to help you throughout your pregnancy. Sally has many years experience as both a midwife and a reflexologist and is regularly invited to write articles for leading parenting magazines in the UK.
Regular Reflexology treatments can help to manage, prevent and relieve many symptoms experienced during pregnancy, including:
Swollen feet and legs/ Edema
Pelvic and lower back pain
Tiredness and breathlessness
Even though reflexology is safe during pregnancy there are instances when it is contraindicated as follows
Placenta Previa (Post 32 weeks if the placenta is still low)
Recent Vaginal Bleeding
Abnormal Amniotic Fluid
History of Pre-term Labour
Postnatal reflexology is an gentle and natural way to help you recover after your baby has arrived and can help with the following:
Balancing and restoring hormone levels
General physical and emotional well being
Energy loss and tiredness due to lack of sleep
Lactation (aiding milk flow)
Assists in the prevention of Post Natal Depression
Stress, tiredness and exhaustion
Encourages healing after surgical intervention
I am always very happy for you to bring baby along to your appointment and I often find that babies enjoy the treatment just as much as mums do. I also am happy to provide a home visit for a small additional fee.