Reflexology is a wonderful, natural and non-invasive healing art that uses pressure points on the feet to balance the entire body and mind. It is excellent for supporting women during the rapid changes of pregnancy.
Its benefits are amazing, and it may help reduce all minor disorders associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness, anaemia, anxiety, backache, static pain, bowel problems, insomnia, kidney infections, fatigue, heartburn, cramps, swollen ankles, plus much more.
More than 3 out of 4 first babies arrive after their due date. Reflexology can be used to help induce labour which in many cases saves the expectant mother from the anxiety and stress of an artificial induction. Reflexology in the later stages of pregnancy can help stimulate the hormone oxytocin to encourage uterine contractions and help get things moving if the baby is ready. A one off treatment at 40 weeks may not have much effect as the body needs time to adjust and respond to treatments but that’s not to say that you can’t put your feet up for an hour and enjoy a relaxing treatment!
Zephorium massage oils are used throughout which incorporate different healing modalities such as colour, crytsals and aromatherapy. Heated bed and hot towels for added comfort and relaxation.
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain relief.
Regular treatments also prepares the body for labour and helps it return to normal more quickly after delivery, and with less problems.