What is Reflexology ?
Reflexology is a natural therapy; involving application of pressure to the feet (or hands) with specific thumb & finger techniques to encourage your body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance from within by removing energy blockages, releasing tensions and stimulating circulation.
The reflexes on the feet are connected to specific organs and systems within the body. As a holistic therapy, the body is viewed as an integrated organism of many parts, all of which must function correctly if the others are to do their job.
I will ensure you are comfortable and begin with cleansing your feet as well as noting down any observations to ensure a personalised set of treatments.
Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Post natal Reflexology -
I am qualified to support women in their journey to and through motherhood with reflexology.
You may need support with fertility, relaxation, pregnancy aches and pains, labour support - your treatment will be tailored to focus specifically on your needs.
Lifestyle and environmental advice, which can be made to support your fertility journey can also be incorporated within the plan.
Pregnancy itself often comes with some uncomfortable ailments such as -
Reflexology is a wonderful treatment to support you in managing these (I can say that from personal experience!).
From 37 weeks on the treatment plan can be adapted to incorporate specific reflex points to support labour, this is not necessarily about inducing labour but rather preparing the body for labour - both emotionally and physically.
Post natally women often feel huge hormonal, emotional and physical changes take place.
Reflexology can support your healing process, especially within the first few months following the birth. If you can't get some time on your own or don't want to leave baby, bring her/him with you!
How Reflexology can support you
Reflexology does not attempt to diagnose illness but assesses imbalances (dis-ease) and encourage the body's own healing energy to achieve balance. The whole foot will be worked on and any areas which require further stimulation will be focused on.
As reflexology works with your body's natural healing efforts it can support you in many ways including -
You may experience temporary reactions to the stimulation of reflexology points these may include -
It is therefore important to remember to drink plenty of water, take a relaxing bath, avoid alcohol or heavy meals and relax!