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Maternity Reflexology and Yoga

Maternity:

Reflexology is a wonderful treatment for pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care and can be used to support the care provided by the midwife, health visitor or consultant. Increasingly, midwives are suggesting that women try reflexology to help alleviate symptoms during pregnancy and many are training in the techniques themselves.

Reflexology offers a natural and safe way of helping you to cope with the rapid changes your body goes through during pregnancy and may help with related conditions that arise.

Relief of Symptoms:

Regular treatment throughout pregnancy or weekly sessions for the last 4-6 weeks of the pregnancy may help to ease anxiety, fear and tension; ease stress related conditions; normalise function of the body's systems; relax the diaphragm and calm the nervous system; induce relaxation and help to reduce levels of stress hormones in the body. This, in turn, supports the natural processes of birthing.

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) may be used for oedema during pregnancy - a lovely treatment for swollen ankles and tired painful feet!

Pregnancy Yoga:

I am also a qualified Pregnancy Yoga teacher so, if appropriate, I can offer breathing techniques and relaxation that may be helpful for you as you progress through your pregnancy.
I also teach 1:1 yoga classes or a combination of both yoga and reflexology.
Yoga during pregnancy builds physical and emotional strength - preparing and sustaining you for the birth of your baby. The practice increases flexibility and your ability to deeply relax, helping you to let go of tension and calm your mind.

Post Natal:

Huge physical and emotional changes take place throughout pregnancy and post-natal reflexology sessions can be very supportive, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. This may allow for more productive lactation and the rebalancing of hormones and may be supportive in the treatment of post-natal depression.
These sessions can be used as time out for you if circumstances allow, although babies are always welcome. It is fine to feed during a session and often mums and babies will snooze together!
I am trained in baby reflex too so reflexology for your baby can also be incorporated into your session or can be offered as a stand alone treatment.

Fertility:

Reflexology may also be a beneficial treatment for those with fertility issues especially if no known cause has been identified by clinical tests. Stress can often create pressure on the systems that are vital to fertility and reflexology aims to reduce stress and the impact that it has on our bodies.

For further information on any of the above please contact me.

 
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