Reflexology is a non-intrusive complimentary therapy where the therapist stimulates reflex points on the feet, face or hands which correspond to parts or systems within the body.
Choosing to have Reflexology during your pregnancy offers many benefits both physical and emotional
- Encourages deep relaxation
- Reduces Anxiety
- Reduces any feelings of Stress
- Improves quality of Sleep
Importantly, it gives you the opportunity to take some valuable time and space to focus on yourself and your growing baby.
Reflexology treatments can be helpful throughout all stages of Pregnancy.
During the first trimester where there are significant fluctuations in hormones and natural anxieties, we concentrate on aiding relaxation.
In the second and third trimesters, some of these anxieties have lessened, however as your baby grows you may experience new physical symptoms. Reflexology can be used to help with these along with your general well-being and sleep patterns too.
As you prepare for labour keeping the body relaxed and anxiety levels low will also benefit both yourself and the baby.
A detailed consultation and medical history will be taken prior to any appointment to ensure there are no contra-indications and as your pregnancy progresses, your treatments will be adapted to suit your individual needs.
Recent research studies have also shown that Reflexology during pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour, reduced the length of the first stage of Labour and improved quality of sleep in post-natal women.
Jules is an experienced Reflexologist who has carried out additional training in Maternity Pregnancy.
If you wish to find out more or to book and appointment contact Jules here