Maternity Reflexology for Pregnancy
- Do you want to help to create the healthiest environment for your baby?
- Do you want to prevent and find relief from the symptoms of pregnancy?
- Are you looking for safe, natural support during this exciting yet daunting time of your life?
All mums-to-be deserve dedicated physical and emotional support during those amazing 9 months. Providing treatments throughout each trimester of pregnancy, Sarah can help to boost your wellbeing whilst you are moving through this life changing experience.
She has completed post graduate training in Maternity Reflexology and for the past ten years, she has loved the rewarding nature of working with her maternity clients. Relaxation tips, visualisations and advice on support services are all part of your reflexology treatments with Sarah. A full consultation will be carried out at the first treatment to ensure that all appointments are tailored personally and ensuring you have a safe, confidential space to discuss any fears or concerns.
Reflexology is safe throughout all stages of pregnancy and regular treatments can help prevent numerous pregnancy ailments. As well as increasing your energy levels, reflexology may provide relief for:
- Stress and Anxiety about Pregnancy and the Forthcoming Birth
- Back Pain and Sciatica
- Heartburn and Digestive Issues
- Foot/ankle swelling
- High Blood Pressure
- Insomnia and Sleep Issues
- Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
You may need to get permission from your midwife or GP in the case of certain medical conditions. We can discuss this at your consultation.
Sarah is happy to provide mobile treatments in your home during the later stages of pregnancy or when health prevents travel.
Preparation for Labour
Research has shown that women who receive reflexology during their pregnancy can experience shorter labour times and the need for drugs is greatly reduced. A study in which a group of 37 pregnant women received 10 treatments from week 20 showed a reduction in labour time by up to 60%. The average time for the first stage of labour was reduced to 6 hours (compared to the textbook average of 16 hours). The second and third stage were reduced to 16 minutes (compared to the textbook average of 1-2 hours) - Dr. Gowri Motha, Forest Gate, Nursing Times, Oct. 11, 1989
Are you past your due date?
For mums-to-be who are overdue and keen to avoid being medically induced, reflexology can be very effective in 'priming' your body for labour. Sarah offers this treatment from your 40th week of pregnancy and it must be confirmed that no health or pregnancy issues are present.