Reflexology is not just a foot massage but a way of treating the whole body, it aims to restore balance so that the body can work in harmony to promote health. Working on specific zones on the soles of your feet, during pregnancy it can be very relaxing and may treat various pregnancy symptoms, such as sickness, constipation, stress, tiredness, backache and some pelvic girdle pain.
Reflexology can be performed regularly for general health and wellbeing or occasionally for specific discomforts and relaxation. It has also be proven to be useful in helping a natural start to labour, so reducing the need for medical induction of labour.
Lots of research shows that regular Reflexology treatments during pregnancy may help to make labour easier and more efficient.
Reflexology can be booked at anytime during pregnancy, as the treatment will be adapted depending upon the stage of pregnancy. Treatments can also be continued after birth.
Postnatally, Reflexology can support recovery from birth, stimulate lactation, reduce constipation and help with the hormonal in balance that contributes to low mood and postnatal depression.
Treatments can be in your own home or at Stepping Hill Stockport where I work and have the use of a room.
Home treatments mean that you can continue to relax at home after the treatment, this is a real benefit for pregnant and new mums.