Pregnancy Reflexology is the ideal opportunity to enjoy feeling pampered and relaxed.
During my pregnancy I enjoyed the relaxation and positive visualisation from both reflexology and hypnobirthing sessions. I believe this helped me to have the natural childbirth experience I wanted, without any pain relief. Having seen the power of these treatments, I then retrained so I could help other woman, like you, achieve as comfortable a pregnancy as possible.
What is Pregnancy Reflexology?
Many midwives will recommend reflexology to you as part of your maternity programme. It may boost your energy as well as help you keep your body as healthy as possible. Reflexology can also be used to help encourage labour if you are over your due date.
Treatments may also help you manage the following common pregnancy symptoms:
- Oedema (fluid retention)
- Back Pain
- Digestive disorders
- Morning sickness
Elle MacPherson, Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow all followed and endorsed a maternity care program of which the main focus was reflexology.
Pregnancy Reflexology may reduce your labour time
Research suggests that regular reflexology during pregnancy can help to shorten labour time and reduce the need for medical intervention.
Findings showed that women who received regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy were more likely to have a shorter labour, require less pain relief and give birth closer to their expected due date. The average first stage of labour was 5 hours (compared to textbook figures of 16 to 24 hours) and 16 minute 2nd stage (compared to 1 to 2 hours). Read the article called “The Magic of Reflexology” here.
Reflexology can be used to encourage labour in a post term pregnancy. If you are overdue and anxious about being induced, consider a session or two of reflexology as many women find they go into labour naturally afterwards.
Specific acupressure points will be stimulated with the intention of creating a boost of energy to encourage the onset of labour contractions. Many women who are post-term respond well; it does involve more intense pressure being applied to the feet than normal so you may not find it as relaxing as a normal treatment.
A midwife team undertook a study into 100 overdue women who were offered a free reflexology treatment on their feet. The results of the study showed that overall, the length of the first stage of labour was four hours shorter and the second stage of labour (once the woman starts to push) was 21 minutes shorter, than of those women who had not received the reflexology treatment.
Read these posts to find out more about reflexology or my clinic featured in the 1883 Magazine.
Still need convincing then have a look at some testimonials from clients I have worked with.
Interested in Hypnobirthing?
I am trained in Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing to enable you to learn techniques to help you have the most calm, confident and relaxed birth experience possible for you. Or if you are feeling anxious about the birth, breastfeeding, or you are suffering from pregnancy anxiety, we can work together to resolve your fears on a practical and emotional level.
It’s never too late to start so please speak to me if you want to find out more. I offer a substantial discount if reflexology and hypnobirthing treatments are undertaken together.
When shouldn’t you have a treatment?
If you have a history of pre term labour, have a low-lying placenta, or if are at risk of pre-eclampsia developing.
The treatment will be on a reclining lafuma chair. This will not be suitable if you suffer from hypertension, or dizziness when reclining.
Reflexology should also not be given if you have a fever, an infectious disease, suffer from DVT, or have varicose veins around your feet. Please let me know about any other medical condition during our consultation so I can adapt your treatment if necessary.
Cost of Pregnancy Reflexology Ealing
Pregnancy Reflexology – 55 minutes
|Course of 6 x Reflexology sessions, paid upfront||£275|
|Hypnobirthing – 60 minutes||£80|
|Reflexology & Hypnobirthing – 90 minutes||£100|
|Reflexology & Hypnobirthing – 120 minutes||£120|
I take cash or personal cheques on the day, or you can prepay using credit card or paypal on my payment page.
Reflexology Clinic: Ealing, West London.