Reflexology is one of the most relaxing therapies to have during pregnancy. It is considered perfectly safe to have during pregnancy, improves your general well-being, encourages relaxation, aiming to help achieve hormonal balance supporting your body while it adjusts to the major hormonal changes.
Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflexes in your feet relating to every organ and system in the body. By working these reflexes we can provide sedation, balance and stimulation as necessary. Working physically and energetically, reflexology may be just what you need during this ever changing time.
As you approach your due date, Reflexology can be used to prepare your body and as you pass your due date, Reflexology can be used to encourage labour. Please note that your baby needs to be ready to come, but treatments may help the process along. Reflexology may:
- Relieve morning sickness and nausea
- Reduce Sciatic pain and backache
- Reduce swelling in ankles and general fluid retention
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Help to lower high blood pressure
- Turn a breech baby
- Prepare for labour