women trying for a baby
The Association of Reflexologists gathers feedback from their members, and it indicates that over 50% of clients seeking reflexology in connection with conception find themselves pregnant within six months. Of course this isn't a hard and fast rule and difficult to quantify, but many benefits have been reported and my own experience is good. The advantage of a reflexology treatment is that fertility issues won't be treated in isolation. Instead, the overall health of the whole person is addressed during the treatment, which allows for hormones to be balanced and stress levels to be tackled too.
during your pregnancy
During your pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes; these changes will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body's equilibrium. Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain relief.
Research has shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief.
Other benefits include:
- Inducing of a natural labour
- Pain relief
- Co-ordination and acceleration of regular contractions
- Preventing a retained placenta
Reflexology can help to alleviate postnatal problems and help with breast feeding.
It also assists with:
- Inadequate lactation
- Engorged Breasts
- Urine retention