Supporting Pregnancy with 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
There are times in a pregnancy when I will not be able to perform Reflexology on clients. Conditions than can prevent Pregnancy Reflexology are;
- Unstable Diabetes
- Heart Conditions
- Systemic Infection
- Any bleeding
- High Blood Pressure
- Clotting or on Warfarin
- 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
My belief about healing is that each of us is his or her own healer; that healing comes primarily from within. I can assist you in your healing by doing various kinds of therapies, which will balance your energy centres and enhance your sense of well-being and harmony. Among the techniques that I use is Reflexology and Reiki. These therapies can be performed in person and Reiki can also be performed by long distance. During our consultations, we may discuss what's going on in your life, your health history, your childhood and other issues that have an influence on your emotional and physical well-being.
These discussions will be kept confidential, however with your permission, I may consult with other healers, therapists and physicians as appropriate to maximize the benefits to yourself.
I am not a medical practitioner and therefore do not diagnose disease or prescribe drugs.
I am a Certified Reflexology Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. At all times your healing is your responsibility, with my help. I do not advise you to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. My work is intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine. Please feel free to discuss our work with your doctor.
I like to set up a regular schedule to work with you but there is never an obligation to continue treatment. Our sessions are usually 1 - 1.5 hours in duration. However because of the nature of my work sometimes sessions are longer.If you cancel an appointment please give as much notice as possible. I ask for full payment for the session if you cancel within 12 hours from the session time.
When performing treatments, I expect payment to be made by cash or card, at the time of treatment.
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© Catherine Rutherford 2017-2020
Based in Ratoath, Co. Meath