Pregnancy is a special time for a woman but hormonal changes cab occur dramatically, provoking an alteration in many physiological functions. Maternity Reflexology can to help restore balance in most of the cases, treating conditions symptomatically, alleviating and stimulating. Maternity Reflexology has been found to be completely safe during pregnancy in terms of helping mums to be to go full term and beyond with a reduction of the common symptoms of pregnancy. Research studies have shown that expectant mothers who receive regular maternity reflexology treatments may enjoy much shorter labour times and require significantly less pain relief than those who did not have reflexology.
Reflexology is the application of gentle pressure and massage to reflex points located on all parts of the feet. It is based on the belief that these reflex points relate to and mirror the internal organs, glands and structures of the body. The goal of the reflexology is to stimulate those points and break down any crystal deposits located in the feet, hands or ears to restore normal function to that body system. Pressure on the feet can therefore affect the functioning of the body and encourage the healing process to begin.
- Reduces swelling in feet and ankles
- Relieves tired, aching feet
- Improves sleep quality
- Calms and soothes anxieties and stresses prior to giving birth
- Helps to maintain and increase milk supply
- Supports the menstrual cycle as it returns to normal
- Supports mum to be mentally, physically and emotionally throughout pregnancy