Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing therapy and you may feel you are being pampered, but what you may not be aware of is the natural healing abilities this treatment can have on your whole body.
By stimulating reflexes via the feet, hands or ears your body responds with its natural abilities to either sooth and calm, or revitalise and energise; depending on your own body's requirements at the time. Your body responds as it needs to - all towards creating wonderful sense of wellbeing within you.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy. This means it complements conventional medicine and could work alongside any medical treatments you’re having. If you're having fertility treatment, you may wish to try reflexology alongside this.
Reflexology can help with nausea, backache, constipation, poor circulation and swollen ankles (using lymphatic technique) symphysis pubis discomfort, high or low blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, headaches and other pregnancy symptoms and discomforts.
Fluctuating hormones can be balanced using an Endocrine Balance technique and hand Reflexology is especially beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome and also for those who don't like their feet touched.
Treatments are especailly useful towards the end of the pregnancy in preparation for the birth. Overdue dates and stalled labour can prove to be anxious times. By relaxing the mother and stimulating certain reflexes, labour often starts and continues naturally.
Postnatally, reflexology is helpful in many areas and can help with breastfeeding; encouraging good flow, and helping with engorgement and mastitis problems.
It is particularly helpful with postnatal depression and can be very beneficial in dealing with fatigue, stress and anxiety issues.