Reflexology

jesse-bowser-6061-unsplash.jpg
 
 

Reflexology and Fertility

For many, fertility and trying to conceive can be a difficult process. Lifestyle, diet and stress may all contribute to your chances and outcome. However reflexology is a natural intervention treatment to help bring the body back into balance as well as helping you to relax.

In my professional experience, I have seen clients beginning to reflect on small or big changes that they need to make in order to bring their body into balance for the purpose of their overall wellbeing as well as for fertility.

iStock-1019023104.jpg

Reflexology has been known to help restore balance to the endocrine system. These are the set of glands that produce the body’s natural hormones and as we know hormones play a major role in fertility. If the hormones become balanced then it stands to reason that conception will occur more readily.

Reflexology has been said to support the nervous system in a time of added strain, anxiety and worry, i.e. fertility for the mind.

Who uses Reflexology for Fertility?

  • Some use reflexology with medical intervention

  • Some use it instead of medical intervention

  • Others use it in conjunction with IVF and other forms of conventional fertility treatment plans

What to expect from a treatment

  • A full medical history will be taken.

  • An individual treatment will be given to each client, depending on his or her own specific needs and requirements.

  • The session will last 1-hour approximately.

  • An individual aftercare plan will be given to each client depending on the findings in the session.

“I have been attending Sal for reflexology on a regular basis for 2 years after being diagnosed with kidney cancer and continue to feel the benefits from each session to my core and general well-being. I have also benefited from acupuncture sessions aimed at managing discomfort for a bulging disc which have been very helpful. Sal creates a calm relaxing environment in her treatment rooms and also has plenty of great tips for general well-being. Highly recommended!”

- Simon -

Maternity and Reflexology for Pregnancy

In pregnancy and maternity, it is natural for the body to go through many changes and adjustments.  These changes can affect your body’s balance physically, emotionally, psychologically and hormonally.

Research has shown that having reflexology treatments in pregnancy can reduce labour time, thereby the possibility of needing less pain relief.

bonnie-kittle-122261-unsplash.jpg

Reflexology is a very popular complementary therapy used in pregnancy for reasons such as:

  • General wellbeing and vitality

  • Sciatica and general back pain

  • To increase energy levels

  • Promoting a good nights sleep

  • Hormone balancing

  • Constipation

  • Cystitis

  • Helps relieve heartburn

  • Improving digestion

  • General discomfort

  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction

Reflexology may be used as a preventive method against:

  • Preeclampsia, (high blood pressure)

  • Urinary tract infections, UTI’s

  • Fluid retention and oedema

  • Morning sickness, or ‘anytime’ nausea

  • Hyperemesis 

  • Back pain

 Post Natal Care:

  • Hormone restoration

  • Baby blues, Post Natal depression

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Breast feeding and weaning

  • Restoring menstrual cycle

  • Fluid retention and weight fluctuation

  • Baby reflexology

 What to expect from a treatment

  • A full medical history will be taken.

  • An individual treatment will be given to each client, depending on his or her own specific needs and requirements.

  • The session will last 1-hour approximately.

  • An individual aftercare plan will be given to each client depending on the findings in the session.