Reflexology for Conception & Fertility
Deciding to try for a baby is a big step, it is also full of uncertainty:
How long will it take? Will I encounter any problems? Is there anything ‘wrong' with me or my partner? Can I even fall pregnant?
And as you go along your preconception journey the pressure can build, creating the very conditions which can work against conception happening. Because stress directly affects the hormone levels in our bodies, it is key to reduce stress in our daily lives.
Reflexology is one of many complementary therapies which can help you relax and reduce your stress levels. Wherever you are on your conception journey, I offer holistic support and care, tailored to your needs.
Most doctors and fertility specialists are supportive of Reflexology alongside IVF treatment
Pregnancy is a very exciting time but it can also bring a lot of anxiety - from the physical, hormonal and emotional changes you experience as well as knowing you are the one responsible for the well-being of your baby - Talk about pressure!
Reflexology is a great way to manage your stress levels during pregnancy. It is safe during pregnancy and I only use Organic oils which are safe for pregnancy. Pregnancy Reflexology sessions take place in the comfort of your own home - usually seated on a sofa so you can relax safely without putting pressure on your vena cava.
Research has shown that reflexology during labour can reduce the the length and intensity of labour pain (Motha & McGrath, 1989; Valiani et al, 2010). I offer treatments to my clients in labour, depending on my availability. I can also teach birth partners reflexology techniques for them to support you during your labour. Please speak to me if you are interested in these additional services.
While much of your pregnancy focuses on preparing for the birth – once baby arrives there are a whole heap of new stresses and worries to deal with - from recovering from the birth itself, to feeding and lack of sleep. Self-care is important during this time - as the saying goes you cant fill from an empty cup!
Little steps reflexology can support you as you settle into motherhood - by providing a bit of me-time, relaxation and improving mood and sleep. Because I offer treatments in the comfort of your own home, you can have baby on your lap or nearby.
I also can share some reflexology techniques for you to use on your baby too!