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Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology is suitable throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

Anyone pregnant falls into the “vulnerable” category with regard to Covid-19. As the benefits you gain from a massage or reflexology during pregnancy can be great we can discuss the possibility of a treatment. This will need to be discussed with your healthcare provider and written permission will need to be provided.

Maternity Reflexology

Your body will be going through a huge amount of changes and these will affect your emotional, hormonal and physical balance in your body. Maternity reflexology can assist in alleviating or even preventing symptoms from these imbalances arising.
There has been some research that shows that regular Maternity Reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour and many women requiring less pain relief. (1) It also aids in regulating sleep (2)

(1)VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on ain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec|0 p302-310 (Definition: primiparous – given birth for the first time)
(2) LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. P181-186

Any Concerns?

Maternity Reflexology is safe during all trimesters of pregnancy. It is, however, not recommended if there is a history of premature labour, high blood pressure or any other health issues. If you suspect any problems in your pregnancy it is important to contact your doctor or midwife.

PLEASE NOTE: As a qualified Maternity Reflexologist I would appreciate that you discuss your wish to have Reflexology with your Health Practitioner or Midwife dealing with your care.
Please feel free to give them my contact number if they would like to discuss the treatment with me.

First Trimester

This is a time when there are vast changes in hormone levels as well as anxiety and concerns about the changes that are going to happen. These factors may leave you feeling delighted, anxious, exhilarated, weepy and exhausted – often all at once. The aim of the treatment will be to aid relaxation, de-stress and offer support.

Symptoms that may be helped:

Morning sickness, dizziness, headaches, tiredness, anxiety, heartburn and breast tenderness, relaxation, stress relief

Second and Third Trimester

Many of the initial discomforts from the first trimester have now gone but as the baby grows you may be experiencing more physical symptoms such as hip and back ache. You may also be feeling more stressed as the birth gets closer. The aim of the treatment is to improve general feelings of wellbeing and focus on physical symptoms.

Symptoms that may be helped:

Backache, dizziness, constipation, sinus problems, oedema, low mood, breathlessness, tiredness, increased urination, pubic discomfort, heartburn, anxiety, relaxation, stress relief

Preparation for birth

More frequent treatments, as your due date approaches, can help to support your body during its preparation for birth. It also allows you to relax if you are feeling anxious about the birth

Post Natal

There is a great focus on pregnancy and the birth but it is vital to look after yourself once the baby has arrived. The aim of the treatment will be to assist your recovery and rebalance hormones. This can be a great chance for time to yourself but it can also be a great bonding session with your baby.

Symptoms that may be helped:

Boosts energy levels, aids in sleep regulation, pubic discomfort, backache, boosts immune system, relaxation, stress relief, issues with breasts, mood.

The Treatment

There will be an initial consultation taking about 10-15 minutes.
The massage will take place with you lying on your side supported by pillows. The movements will vary depending on your needs and may develop as your needs change. You will then change sides and the treatment ends with a relaxing face and head massage.

At no point will you be lying on your baby (tummy!)

The treatment will be discussed and some aftercare advice will be given.

PLEASE NOTE: As a qualified pregnancy massage therapist I would appreciate that you discuss your wish to have Pregnancy massage with your Health Practitioner or Midwife dealing with your care.
Please feel free to give them my contact number if they would like to discuss the treatment with me.

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