Pregnancy is a joyous time but can also offer some challenges along the way. Reflexology can support the physical, mental and emotional changes and strains of becoming a new parent.
During pregnancy huge changes occur with the body adapting to the stresses of physical change. Reflexology could help ease the discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the body prepare for labour and make pregnancy more enjoyable. Specific pregnancy-related conditions that may respond well to reflexology include fluid retention, heartburn, tiredness, nausea, headaches and constipation.
Treatments are offered through all stages of pregnancy. Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can help speed up and reduce the pain of labour.
So much of the build up when preparing to have your baby is focused on the birth itself, but it's just as important and certainly very beneficial to look after yourself once he or she has arrived. You will have been through a physical and emotional journey and will need attention and support.
Reflexology can be helpful after the birth assisting recovery and restoring your body to a non-pregnant state. It can help reduce anxiety and tension, aches and stiffness, help increase vitality and aid restfulness. Treatments allow you a time to relax and gain precious “me time”.