Reflexology and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life. However for some, fatigue, nausea and discomfort can take away a lot of the excitement and joy of expecting a baby. There is not much medication that can be taken during this time to help, so a lot of mothers-to-be look to reflexology to help with these symptoms.
It is a gentle, non-invasive treatment which has been shown to be safe throughout pregnancy (though there are instances where it is contra-indicated and caution should be applied during the first trimester - please ask if you have any concerns).
5 ways reflexology can help during pregnancy
1) Produces a feeling of profound relaxation leading to a reduction in stress & tension
2 )Can provide relief for all the major and minor symptoms associated with pregnancy
3 )Eases the body through all the changes, helping prevent problems arising in the first place
4) Soothes tired and aching feet as well as helping oedema
5) Can significantly reduce labour times. (Research by G. Motha & J.Mcgrath in 1992 has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can significantly reduce labour times)
Aside from these, pregnancy is a time to put your feet up, indulge yourself a little and prepare for the journey ahead