How could pregnancy reflexology help you?

Reflexology is a safe, effective and deeply relaxing treatment to receive throughout your pregnancy. Reflexology treatments can help the body's systems to regulate themselves and thereby encourage a natural uncomplicated pregnancy and a timely delivery - mothers who have regular pregnancy reflexology are much less likely to need a medical induction.

Pregnancy can be a challenging time in many ways and regular reflexology treatment can provide you with valuable mental, physical and emotional support through every trimester. Pregnancy reflexology can help you feel more comfortable, healthy and calm so that both your mind and your body are in good condition for birthing your baby. It offers you the opportunity to regularly take time out to nurture both yourself and your developing baby.

Specific benefits of pregnancy reflexology and issues that can be treated include:

  • Fatigue - which is especially noticeable in the first and third trimester. Reflexology can promote deep relaxation, relieve stress and improve sleep, all of which can relieve tiredness.
  • Increase vitality - by relieving blockages to the vital energy flow around the body, releasing muscle tension and promoting better blood and lymph circulation.
  • Pain relief - reflexology can relieve muscular tension causing headaches, neck and shoulder pain and back ache. It has also been shown to be helpful for sciatica and pelvic girdle pain.
  • Improve digestion - can often be an issue in pregnancy. Reflexology can help with constipation, bloating and acid reflux.
  • Reduce water retention - which commonly occurs in the third trimester, especially in the feet, ankles and legs.
  • Revive tired aching feet and legs and help to prevent plantar fasciitis. Many women find they feel light on their feet after a treatment.
  • Relieve stress and anxiety - both of which can be very common in pregnancy. Reflexology can promote deep relaxation and reduce the stress response in the body creating sense of wellbeing for the mother and child.
  • Learning relaxation techniques that are helpful for labour and birth.
  • Promote timely labour and reduces the likelihood of medical induction

It is of particular note that labour outcomes for women who receive regular pregnancy reflexology are significantly different from national averages.

Research published by Dr Gowri Motha, Ms Zia Rowji and Dr Jane McGrath, 'Reflexology in Pregnancy and Labour Outcomes' showed that:

  • 89% of women who had regular pregnancy reflexology had a normal delivery, vs the national average of 73.8%
  • more significantly only 5.4% were induced, vs the national average of 25%

For more information, click here:

http://www.gentlebirthmethod.com/birth/body-physical-preparation2/reflexology/

https://www.nct.org.uk/professional/research/maternity%20statistics/maternity-statistics-england


Pregnancy Reflexology Packages

Sometimes, thinking about all the things you need to do to look after yourself and your baby during pregnancy can feel a bit overwhelming! So I have created two pregnancy packages which take care of a lot of your needs in one go. The packages are designed to see you through your pregnancy, prepare you for labour and birth and offer some postnatal support.

There's just one upfront payment so you know the full cost in advance and they both offer significant savings than buying all the items individually.

THE FULL PREGNANCY PACKAGE:

This package is aimed at supporting you through your whole pregnancy. It is built around the research that shows women having 10 treatments during pregnancy are much more likely to have spontaneous labour and less intervention in birth. One of these sessions is a specific technique to encourage labour once you have reached your due date, and is offered as a free follow up if needed. An additional postnatal treatment is included to help with the recovery after birth, giving you some TLC just when you need it most.

As a yoga teacher I know how useful a regular practice can be during pregnancy so I have recorded a lesson only available to those on the package that you can practise in the comfort of your own home. There are additional videos giving advice on common problem areas and a specific relaxation video.

What you will receive:

  • 9 Pregnancy Reflexology treatments, 1 hour each
  • 1 Reflexology 'Induction' session (to stimulate labour), 1 hour
  •  + FREE 20min follow up to stimulate labour
  • 1 Postnatal Reflexology home visit (because leaving the house with a baby is often tough!)
  • FREE exclusive access to a set of pregnancy yoga videos
  • FREE goody bag, because all mums deserve presents!

The Full Package is valid for 10 months and is available at both of my clinics and as home visits: 

  • Restore Health & Wellbeing   -   £690
  • Belsize Health   -   £720
  • Home Visits   -   £760

For my full price list including single sessions and other packages and details of my locations, please click here.

THE SHORTER PREGNANCY PACKAGE

If you are looking for a more affordable option or are already quite far along in your pregnancy this could be the ideal package for you. You still receive regular reflexology treatments and a session to promote natural labour as well as postnatal support. All the exclusive yoga videos are also included to keep you active and healthy and to help you prepare for labour and birth.

What you will receive:

  • 5 Pregnancy Reflexology treatments, 1 hour each
  • 1 Reflexology 'Induction' session (to stimulate labour), 1 hour
  • 1 Postnatal Reflexology home visit
  • FREE exclusive access to a set of pregnancy yoga videos
  • Free organic foot cream - for your partner to massage your feet between treatments!

The Shorter Package is valid for 6 months and is available at both of my clinics and as home visits.:

  • Restore Health & Wellbeing   -   £440
  • Belsize Health   -   £475
  • Home Visits   -   £490

For my full price list including single sessions and other packages and details of my locations, please click here.