Pregnancy Reflexology

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Reflexology for all Stages of Pregnancy

I enjoyed both Pregnancy Reflexology and Hypnobirthing sessions during my pregnancy.  The relaxation and positive visualisation techniques helped me to connect with my baby and have the natural childbirth experience I wanted.

Having seen the power of these treatments, I have undertaken additional training in this area and now have ten years experience supporting pregnant ladies on their own life changing journeys.  This had been a privilege and exciting part of my work helping women achieve as comfortable a pregnancy as possible.

Pregnancy is a wonderful time to experience reflexology and many midwives will recommend it to you as part of your maternity programme. It is safe, natural, relaxing and may increase your energy as well as help you keep your body as healthy as possible.  Pregnancy Reflexology is often used to help encourage labour using acupressure points if you are past your due date.

Pregnancy Reflexology might also help you manage the following symptoms:

  • Fluid retention (Oedema)
  • Morning sickness
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Elle MacPherson all endorsed and followed a maternity programme which had a focus on Pregnancy Reflexology.

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Jo had a natural ability to make me feel at ease, I am sure pregnancy reflexology was one of the things that helped me deliver both my children in a relaxed and focused manner.

Can Reflexology Reduce Labour

Research suggests that regular pregnancy reflexology treatments can help to shorten labour time and reduce the need for medical intervention.

Women who had regular pregnancy reflexology treatments were more likely to have a shorter labour,  give birth closer to their expected due date and require less pain relief. The first stage of labour was an average of 5 hours which compared to the normal of 16 to 24 hours).

Read the Pregnancy Reflexology research.

When Not To Have Reflexology

If you have a history of pre term labour, have a low-lying placenta after 32 weeks, are at risk of pre-eclampsia developing, have had previous DVT (deep vein thrombosis),  polyhdramnios, oligohydramnios, obstetric cholestasis, vaginal bleeding, or placental abruption. Or, if you have a medical reason for a c-section and are near your due date.

Reflexology is also not suitable if you are suffering with a fever, or have varicose veins around your feet.

Let me know of any other medical conditions incase I need to adapt your treatment.

The treatment will be on a reclining lafuma chair, with a cushion to tilt you to the left hand side. This will not be suitable if you suffer from hypertension, or dizziness when reclining.

Breech Baby

Most breech babies settle into their final position between 34 to 36 weeks and after 37 weeks it is unlikely this position will change. You may be offered an ECV, which is where a medical professional will try to turn your baby into a head-down position by applying pressure on your abdomen.

Reflexology in itself will not move a breech baby however there is evidence of babies moving and turning after the mother has had reflexology. The premise is that reflexology may create a space of relaxation allowing the pelvic girdle and nearby muscles to create space for the baby to turn if it is safe to do so.

If you decide to try reflexology I will also give you a Hypnosis mp3, to listen to at home, which guides you to talk to and encourage the baby to turn.

Client Feedback

Being pregnant during a pandemic was extremely stressful however each session with Jo left me feeling relaxed and in a calmer state of mind.. I really believe that regular reflexology during pregnancy helped with my overall welling and ensured a smoother pregnancy.

I also always felt safe visiting Jo and knew she was taking all the necessary precautions to create a safe clinic.

Laura

Don’t leave your reflexology session with Jo until you’re 39 weeks pregnant! I had a winter cold/ sinus problem that I could not shake and being 34 pregnant was unable to take antibiotics to get rid of it – so gave reflexology a go. As well as enjoying the treatment and finding it really relaxing, the icing on the cake was that overnight night I slept really, really well with little or no sinus problems. I would definitely recommend it and Jo!

Celine

I was recommended Jo by a friend of mine. Being a first time mom, I was initially sceptical about the effects of reflexology – but I couldn’t have been more wrong ! I found Jo’s sessions very helpful. Jo is very personable and easy to talk to. Her sessions helped me feel relaxed, rejuvenated and I would definitely recommend her."

Anu, Financial Analyst

Just wanted to let you know the induction reflexology worked. I went into labour that night after the reflexology and had a natural birth. So much quicker than last time and your tape came in handy for relaxing me in the early stages."

Katrina, Operations Manager

I was filled with anxiety during my second pregnancy. Regular treatments helped transport me to a calm state of mind. Jo also helped ease my insomnia, blocked sinuses and muscle soreness. She is a skilled and sensitive practitioner, who understood what I was going through.

Stephanie, Lawyer

Treatments with Jo were always a treat. They were always so relaxing, and I always felt uplifted and refreshed afterwards. They also helped with difficulty in sleeping, swollen ankles, stress and back pain.

Angela

I found the course of reflexology I had extremely beneficial both physically and mentally and it even got rid of the dreaded puffy ankles! Jo’s advice on when to space out the sessions and what to focus on when was spot on and it can be no coincidence that I had a drug free natural birth, almost bang on my due date."

Rachael, TV Producer

I can’t recommend Jo highly enough. I came across Jo in the last trimester of my pregnancy and her reflexology skills worked wonders on me. Jo is super friendly, always very professional and makes all the effort to try and accommodate your requirements."

Charlotte, Media Planner

I started reflexology with Jo to help me with fluid retention and SPD pain during pregnancy. The sessions with Jo were really beneficial and extremely relaxing. I would definitely recommend them."

Rachael, Insurance Manager

I saw Jo once every week and found her to be kind, considerate and always professional. The treatments helped me to relax and enjoy my pregnancy and I very much looked forward to seeing Jo every week. Swelling and water retention is a common problem for pregnant women and I suffered this myself during my first pregnancy, however, this time around I was amazed to find I had no problem with swelling and carried on wearing my rings and regular footwear right up to the end – I believe this was as a result of the regular treatments. I would definitely recommend reflexology in pregnancy. Even though I am no longer pregnant, I have just started weekly treatments again because I missed it so much.

Fiona, Media Specialist

I was experiencing at the time. I found them extremely relaxing. I was concerned to not go too overdue as the hospital was threatening to induce me. Jo gave me a particularly intense treatment very shortly before my due date. Happily I went into labour 48 hours after the treatment. It was a swift (2.5 hours) and uncomplicated birth. I’m sure the reflexology sessions helped me achieve the swift natural birth that I hoped for. Jo is very professional and great at putting you at ease and I highly recommend her reflexology treatments during pregnancy.

Sophie, TV Production Manager

I was experiencing at the time. I found them extremely relaxing. I was concerned to not go too overdue as the hospital was threatening to induce me. Jo gave me a particularly intense treatment very shortly before my due date. Happily I went into labour 48 hours after the treatment. It was a swift (2.5 hours) and uncomplicated birth. I’m sure the reflexology sessions helped me achieve the swift natural birth that I hoped for. Jo is very professional and great at putting you at ease and I highly recommend her reflexology treatments during pregnancy.

Sophie, TV Production Manager

The Reflexology worked amazingly. I got a contraction in the session when you were doing to pressure points, but then they kept on going straight after the session ended when we were in the car until I gave birth the next day!

Clara

I have seen Jo throughout both my pregnancies over the past 3 years and her reflexology skills are simply amazing. Jo had a natural ability to make me feel at ease and explained her treatment throughout. I found after each session (particularly during my 3rd trimester) I was more relaxed and at peace. I am sure this treatment was one of the things that helped me deliver both my healthy children in a relaxed and focused manner.

Bal, HR Manager

Overdue Pregnancy

Pregnancy Reflexology  is often 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. Often my clients will go into labour naturally afterwards.

We will stimulate specific acupressure points to help create a state of deep relaxation. The treatment may also help to clear your digestion system,  ease tension in the pelvis and your lower back, and may give a boost of energy to encourage the start of your contractions.

Many women 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. Please note although we can encourage, babies will only commence the birthing process, when they feel safe and ready to do so.

A midwife team undertook a study on 100 overdue women offering a complimentary Pregnancy Reflexology treatment.

Results showed a four hour reduction in the first stage of labour. The second stage was 21 minutes shorter. Read more here.

Related Pregnancy Posts

Read my related posts or have a look at my Pregnancy Reflexology Reviews from previous clients.

Jo gave me an intense treatment just before my due date. I went into labour after and it was a swift and uncomplicated birth. I’m sure reflexology helped me achieve my natural birth.

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Hypnobirthing & Pregnancy Anxiety

I am trained in Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing which helps you learn techniques to have the most calm, confident and relaxed birth experience possible for you. It’s never too late to start so please speak to me if you want to find out more. Even one session is time well spent.

If you are feeling anxious about birth, breastfeeding, or are suffering from pregnancy anxiety, we can work together to resolve your fears on both a practical and emotional level.

Cost of Hypnobirthing or Hypnotherapy in Ealing for 60 minutes, is £80. If reflexology is undertaken straight after a Hypnobirth/Hypnotherapy session you will receive a discount. £25 for 30 minutes, £45 for 60 minutes.

Cost of Pregnancy Reflexology

Pregnancy Reflexology, 55 minutes - £60

Course of 5 treatments, £275 (paid in advance)

Gift Vouchers - These can be posted out to you, the recipient, or be picked up by hand. They are valid for a year.

If you want to find out more visit my general reflexology page. Or Contact Me to book an pregnancy reflexology appointment today.

CLINIC: Ealing, West London.

NB: Pregnancy Reflexology is not a medical treatment. I am not able to offer medical advice or diagnose conditions. If you have any concerns about your health please contact your midwife.

I found the course of reflexology extremely beneficial both physically and mentally and it even got rid of the dreaded puffy ankles! It can be no coincidence that I had a drug free natural birth, almost bang on my due date.