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Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology

Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology

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Did you know that reflexology can be used to help with fertility problems?

By stimulating the parts of the feet relating to the reproductive organs and endocrine glands, it is possible to promote greater health and balance in these areas. It can help couples who have been otherwise unable to conceive.  I practice natural fertility treatments for both men and women. As recent studies have shown that sub-fertility is affecting both men and women in equal numbers. I offer practical and down to earth information on infertility, conception and pregnancy. I support my clients from infertility to fertility and for the duration of their pregnancy aiding in their care.  Reflexology has been known to aid in certain conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, irregular periods or ovulation and stress related fertility issues to name but a few.

Relaxation for the mother is equally good for her developing baby

Relaxation is the antidote to stress. Many women find that pregnancy in addition to their normal day to day activities can put them under pressure. Reflexology throughout pregnancy is appropriate for relaxation and stress reduction.

The purpose of reflexology during pregnancy is

  • Relaxation
  • Alleviate symptoms
  • Support the mother to be healthy
  • Prepare for birth
  • Assist in the prevention of a variety of pregnancy related conditions

Many common pregnancy symptoms can be alleviated with reflexology.

These include;

  • Oedema
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure (not suitable for pre eclampsia or eclampsia)
  • Tiredness
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Backache
  • Breathlessness
  • Sleeplessness

Throughout pregnancy a maternity reflexologist can support the mother to maintain health.

Regular treatments and aftercare advice can help the mother cope with many physical or emotional burdens she may be carrying.

Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal changes and this often stirs up emotions such as fear and apprehension. Physical and emotional support from a professional during this time can turn an ordeal into a pleasure.

Preparing for birth can commence from day one. A positive outlook can create a positive outcome. As the pregnancy advances towards the end of the 3rd trimester expectant mothers will experience Braxton Hicks contractions as the uterus prepares for labour. The placenta is now releasing further hormones to prepare for breastfeeding after delivery and the cervix is continuing to soften. Reflexology during this phase continues to support the mother through these changes and towards the commencement of labour.

Reflexology: can it aid fertility?


After three years of trying for a second child, Kath and Murray Chapman had almost given up hope.

Doctors had told them Mrs Chapman had a hormone problem which meant fertility treatment would be a waste of time.

But the 40- year-old mother remembered she had read somewhere that reflexology could help with infertility.

With nothing to lose, she had three months of foot massage and, at the end of her course, was delighted to hear that her hormone levels had returned to normal.

She soon became pregnant and gave birth to second son Fraser five months ago. While doctors insist there is nothing to prove the alternative therapy was responsible, she is sure it worked.

Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-172952/Reflexology-aid-fertility.html#ixzz0WMewvvLU