Pregnancy Reflexology


 

Being pregnant is a wonderful time to cherish and embrace.  Your body is stretching, your hormones are working hard and you swing between the happiness of being pregnant and the worry for your little one.  You’re watching what you eat and trying to stay well as best you can.

But pregnancy can also come with a few discomforts which you may experience at some point during your pregnancy.  This is where Pregnancy Reflexology comes in.  It is a gentle and natural therapy and can help ease some of the minor disorders such as;

  • Disgestive issues like Heartburn, Indigestion, Constipation and Haemorrhoids
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Muscular Aches and Pains such as Labour Sciatica, Symphysis Pubis Diastasis and lower Back pain
  • Stress and Anxiety

Benefits of Reflexology include;

  • Balancing the Endocrine System in preparation for labour
  • Reduces the length of labour
  • Supports the body during labour by easing pain perception, boosting energy levels and aiding muscle relaxation between contractions.
  • Stimulates endorphins
  • It improves lactation
  • Can ease Depression and put you in a better state of mind

Contraindications

There are times in a pregnancy when I will not be able to perform Reflexology on clients.  Conditions than can prevent Pregnancy Reflexology are;

  • Epilepsy
  • Unstable Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Systemic Infection
  • Any bleeding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Eclampsia
  • Clotting or on Warfarin
  • DVT
  • Threatened Miscarriage
  • Placenta Previa or Abruption

Frequency of Treatments

The recommended frequency for treatments is as follows;

1st and 2nd Trimester – every 2-3 weeks

3rd Trimester, from week 34 – weekly

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