Down to Earth Reflexology practises Reproflexology™, a specially adapted form of reflexology that helps to enhance fertility, helping couples either prior to seeking medical help or whilst undergoing assisted forms of conception including Clomid, IUI, IVF and ICSI. It can also support couples using surrogacy or donors in IVF cycles.
When to start treatment
Both partners can benefit from reflexology, which can be started at any stage of your fertility planning whether you’re enhancing your general health before trying for a baby, having problems with conception or already receiving fertility treatment. You may already have a child but finding it more difficult to fall pregnant this time round.
How it will help
Reproflexology helps to support medical conditions in women such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Fibroids or Ovarian cysts which may be affecting your chances of conception. It can help to:
Similarly, in men it can help to improve sperm quality, support any medical conditions and reduce stress levels. It is often beneficial for both partners to be treated.
If you are undergoing fertility investigations or are about to embark upon an IVF programme, this time can be like being on an emotional roller coaster. Reflexology can help you stay calm and positive through the ups and downs of treatment and support you through each stage of your journey.
The process is started with an in-depth consultation, where a detailed pre-conception questionnaire is completed, allowing me to collect all the information needed. This can be done individually or as a couple. A treatment plan will be formulated outlining your reflexology protocols along with nutritional guidance, lifestyle advice and stress management tips. It takes three months for reproductive cells to mature so this is an opportunity to get the body in good condition.
It’s usual for treatments to start on a weekly basis and the duration will depend on your needs. For IUI, IVF and ICSI the protocols will support your drug regime through any egg collection and transfer processes. Reflexology will also give you timeout for yourself when you need it most.
I went to see Lindsay to get support through an IVF cycle. At the time I was busy at work and had a stressful home renovation project on the go. I always looked forward to our sessions because it was an oasis of calm during the madness. It felt good to be doing something natural to support the intense fertility treatment and to relieve stress. I’m happy to say that our mission was successful. Lindsay genuinely cares about you and the outcome you are looking for; it’s very easy to open up to her. She’s a good listener and a great reflexologist.
After conceiving quickly with our daughter, it was a shock to find it difficult when trying for a second time. I had almost given up hope when Lindsay was recommended to me. Her sessions became the highlight of my week, she is so calm and knowledgeable. She worked on regulating my cycle and helped me to understand my body better. Within four months I was pregnant! Words can’t describe my gratitude for all her help.
Lindsay was recommended to me after a year of trying to conceive sadly ended in a miscarriage. I was immediately reassured by Lindsay's knowledge and professional manner and the treatment room was so calm and relaxing. I was provided with information on how to chart my cycle and give my body the best chance of conceiving including adjustments to my diet and lifestyle. Due to this I conceived only 2 months later!