What Is Pregnancy Reflexology?
Reflexology is a relaxing type of massage therapy of the feet, hands and ears, which is used with the aim of creating beneficial effects in other parts of the body. Pregnancy reflexology can be a calming and gentle treatment to enjoy. Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of therapy where gentle pressure is applied to certain points, usually on the feet. These points are thought to correspond to other parts of the body – for example, the arches of the feet relate to the digestive system. By applying pressure, the reflexologist is able to calm the nervous system, relieve stress and bring about balance and wellbeing.
Reflexology isn’t a medical treatment, and should instead be used as a complementary therapy alongside other treatment, or as a relaxation tool.
How Does Pregnancy Reflexology Work?
Pregnancy reflexology is a safe and soothing treatment which can have a wonderful de-stressing effect during pregnancy. As well as its general relaxation properties, pregnancy reflexology may also be able to help with:
- Morning sickness
- Pelvic pain
- Pain management during labour and birth
Many women opt to enjoy pregnancy reflexology for the opportunity to enjoy a restful experience and reduce anxiety.
As with any therapy, it is advisable to discuss it with your midwife before attending a reflexology session. However, pregnancy reflexology is extremely safe. You can sit or lie in any position that is comfortable for you during the treatment, and it does not involve taking any supplements or ingesting anything.
Reflexology For Couples Trying To Conceive
Fertility reflexology is a superb tool for couples who are trying to conceive. Because trying to conceive can be very stressful, reflexology will leave you feeling energised, melting stress away. You will feel refreshed after a session, reducing any worries or tension you may be holding on to.
Choosing A Reflexologist
Reflexology isn’t regulated by law, which can make it difficult to choose a reputable one. However, the best reflexologists are members of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). There are a variety of qualifications, up to degree level, that reflexologists can study, so don’t be afraid to ask a reflexologist what their qualifications are before you make an appointment with them.
Pregnancy Reflexology In Northwich
At Northwich Foot Clinic, our experienced clinical reflexologist is expert at all areas of reflexology, including for relaxation, lymphatic drainage and for athletes. Her specialism is pregnancy and fertility reflexology, and she would be delighted to help you – whether you are trying to conceive or already pregnant. With hundreds of happy clients, we are sure that you will find your sessions helpful and extremely relaxing. We are based in Northwich, in the heart of Cheshire, and are accessible from all over the North West, including Manchester and Liverpool. You can book your appointment by phoning us on 01606 45077.