Reflexology during pregnancy
Reflexology during pregnancy is fast becoming very popular, more and more NHS and private midwives are recognising the benefits of reflexology both, during pregnancy, labour and post-natally. Utilising only the safe areas to work on is of up-most importance at any stage of pregnancy, although it is NOT proven that any complementary therapy can cause a miscarriage, Lisa will not take the risk and will NOT treat an expectant mother until her 3rd trimester. Therefore, Lisa asks that if you are trying to conceive then you let her know, at which point she will air on the side of caution and treat you as if you were all ready pregnant.
Maternity Reflexology is the use of specific techniques using fingers and thumbs on the feet, aiming to nurture both mother (and baby) on a physical, emotional and spiritual level – pre-conceptually, throughout pregnancy, the birth itself and during the post-natal period.
Reflexology - How can it assist during pregnancy?
Reflexology is safe and supportive therapy. During pregnancy, a woman's body goes through drastic physical changes, including abundant emotional and hormonal changes.
Reflexology contributes to the health of the mother and baby, a relaxed and calm mother helps keep baby calm too.
Due to lack of research we can NOT claim that Reflexology can induce labour, reduce labour time, pain or promote a quick recovery from caesareans, however, Reflexology can help you relax and calm you during your recovery.
A treatment will last 1 hour and includes massage up to the knee.