Maternity reflexology is a specialized form of reflexology to help support the parents and baby from preconception to after birth. At this time of immense change, both internally and externally, reflexology helps to facilitate deep relaxation and reduce stress. It can assist in preventing or alleviating many of the common symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as:
- Morning sickness
- Hormonal and menopausal imbalances
- Nausea and headaches
- Back Pain
- Swelling and discomfort
- Digestive problems
Reflexology can also greatly assist prior to and during labour, studies carried out in the UK and Denmark have shown that reflexology can speed up labour and dramatically reduce pain. It can also help to encourage the onset of labour. Here are some of the benefits:
- induce calmness and relaxation
- encourage well being and balance
- reduce pain
- increase energy levels
- aid lactation
- prevent or reduce post natal depression
Additionally, reflexology can help to prepare the parents for pregnancy, by increasing fertility and sperm production and regulating the menstrual cycle. It can help to balance and harmonise hormone levels.
The cost is £45 for an hour session or £60 for an hour and a half (recommended).
I am currently offering sessions at The Pregnancy and Parents Centre in Edinburgh and in Roslin as well as home visits.