Reflexology is suitable whether you are trying to conceive naturally or undergoing an assisted conception treatment such as IVF. It is a complementary therapy where the therapist uses their fingers, thumbs and knuckles to apply pressure to the feet, face or hands (according to which treatment you have chosen) to stimulate reflex points which correspond to parts of the body. It is suitable for both men and women and may help to: –
- aid relaxation,
- relieve tension,
- improve mood,
- aid sleep, and
- improve your sense of wellbeing
which, in turn, may assist you in your chance of conceiving.
Prior to any pre-conception reflexology treatment a detailed consultation, ideally with both partners, is required. This will cover medical history, current health, any fertility treatment or tests carried out and lifestyle etc. You may also be required to provide copies of any test results you have had during your conception journey which will assist the therapist in working on a treatment plan and adjusting the sessions accordingly.
Reflexology looks at the body holistically, taking all health and emotional factors into consideration and each treatment will be adapted accordingly; for example, a woman’s treatment would vary according to where she is in her menstrual cycle.
To book an appointment contact www.penelopemorrison.co.uk. Penelope is an experienced reflexologist who has carried out additional training in reflexology for pre-conception and fertility. As a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) , Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) she is required to maintain their professional standards and codes of conduct.