Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Pregnancy is such an amazing time and reflexology in pregnancy aims not only help improve mums overall health, but also shorten the length of labour and promote a healthier outcome for mother and baby.
Reflexology is wonderful for balancing the body to help protect against any irregularities that may occur – often during pregnancy, there are various ailments and conditions which come and go. Not only does the treatment help on physical levels, but it also helps on an emotional and spiritual level.
Reflexology during pregnancy can be of great support to you and aims to promote general wellbeing. It also allows you to take time away from a busy live allowing you to focus purely on yourself and your growing baby. Mums often report that their baby moved throughout the treatment.
Olivia has undergone specialist maternity training delivered by nurses and midwives who are trained in reflexology. The comprehensive training covers preconception, pregnancy, birthing and the post-natal period and thus allows Olivia to provide reflexology right through pregnancy and beyond!
Reflexology for Preparation for Labour
Sometimes, we are ready for a baby to arrive but it seems the baby is wanting to stay safe and warm in the womb and isn’t ready to join us yet.
Many women will contact and ask for reflexology to bring on labour. This could be for a first pregnancy or for women who have been induced on a previous occasion and are keen not to go through the process again. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help a baby begin its arrival naturally.
It is not possible to guarantee a single treatment will bring on labour however, reflexology can be used to prepare for labour and put you and your baby in the best place for labour to begin. The treatment gives strong stimulation a number of very specific reflex points and includes:
- Creating an energy boost to encourage the onset of labour contractions
- Preparing and balancing the endocrine system
- Relaxing the body and mind of mum and baby
- Assisting the lymphatic system to remove toxins from the body before labour
- Working the pelvic area to mimic old fashioned enemas
- Strong stimulation to the pelvic area to increase energy
- Working specific acupressure points to help expedite labour and give energy to the baby
*** To be eligible for a priming for labour reflexology session, you must be post-term.***
Please inform your midwife you are coming for reflexology and bring your maternity notes with you when you come. A pregnancy history will be taken and will include questions relating to any pregnancy conditions, tests and any sweeps or extra scans that you have had. It is preferable to have had some reflexology before your
As always, please get in touch if you’d like to find out more before booking.
Contact me to find out more.