Constipation in Pregnancy

Constipation in Pregnancy

Constipation is a common and uncomfortable complaint in pregnancy. The mainstay of natural treatment is eating more fibre, drinking more water, and regular exercise, but there are also other things you can try which I will mention later. 1. Make sure you are eating enough fibre. Fibre bulks up the material in your bowel and helps to move it through. There are plenty of great fibre-rich foods to choose from including: fruits especially berries, apples and pears popcorn  beans and legumes dried fruits wholegrains and popcorn nuts and seeds vegetables Eat these at…continue reading →
Fertility problems due to female factors

Fertility problems due to female factors

Previously I wrote about the recent decline in male fertility. Now we will look at female causes of infertility. In order to get pregnant your ovaries must ovulate (release eggs), your partner needs healthy sperm, you need to have regular sex during your fertile time, and you need clear fallopian tubes and a normal uterus (womb). When your ovary releases a mature egg it must be picked up by a fallopian tube. Sperm have to swim through your cervix and uterus and into the fallopian tube to fertilise the egg. The fertilised egg…continue reading →
Male Fertility Problems

Male Fertility Problems

1 in 6 couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving a baby. Modern medicine has tended to regard this as a female problem. Most research money has been spent on female factors and treatment is mainly provided by gynaecologists. In fact both male and female factors contribute equally to infertility. Male fertility has declined 60% in the last 40 years meaning that young men today have less than half the healthy sperm of their grandfathers. In fact some scientists predict that the human race could be infertile in 50 years! When a man…continue reading →
Menopause

Menopause

Menopause is the time of life when a woman’s menstrual cycle ceases. It is completely natural and not an illness, in fact it’s a sign that everything’s normal. It usually starts around age 51. Some women experience few symptoms, whereas others experience a wide range of symptoms affecting every part of their bodies and lasting about seven years! The cause of symptoms is reduced production of the female hormone oestrogen. This may happen over several years, or more suddenly. Variations in oestrogen levels, the rate of decline, and fluctuations in oestrogen production account…continue reading →
Fab New Treatment Room!

Fab New Treatment Room!

My new treatment room is at the Jonson Park Trading Estate, Alington Road, Dorchester DT1 1QB. 5D on the map. There is free parking right outside. The treatment rooms are up the steps at the side of the gym.continue reading →
Reflexology Zone is now in Dorchester!

Reflexology Zone is now in Dorchester!

Reflexology Zone has moved to Dorchester. Shirley is now working at Body Mind Spirit Centre, Jonson Trading Park, Alington Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1 QB. There is free parking right outside. Go up the stairs next to the gym. More news! Shirley has completed Part 1 of the Seren Natural Fertility Reproflex Course which means she is competent to treat and support couples having difficulty conceiving. After completion of Part 2 in November she will be able to treat and support those already undergoing medical interventions such as IVF. She is able to advise…continue reading →
Low progesterone levels

Low progesterone levels

Fertility factsheet  – low progesterone levels Low progesterone levels are a common cause of sub-fertility. Progesterone is an important hormone which prepares the body for conception and pregnancy, maintains pregnancy, regulates the monthly menstrual cycle, and improves libido. It is produced in the ovaries, the corpus luteum, the placenta and the adrenal glands. Without a good level of progesterone you may not be able to get pregnant, or you may have miscarriages. Are there any natural ways to improve progesterone levels? Yes there are some things we can do to improve our progesterone…continue reading →
Sportsflex in Dorset!

Sportsflex in Dorset!

  Reflexology Zone is proud to be hosting SportsFlex a 2 Day Continuing Educational Training course for qualified reflexologists taught by Sue Evans.   Presented by ~ Inspira Academy ~ Hosted by  Shirley Jackson, Reflexology Zone   Date:  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th  July 2016, 10.00am to 5.00pm Venue: The Alchemy Centre Address: Sutton Hill Farm House, Sutton Waldron, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8LQ Cost:  £220 Deposit: £50   To book please contact: shirley@reflexologyzone.co.uk   SportsFlex as the name suggests is treating, via the feet, for specific sport induced injuries.  It is aimed…continue reading →
Focus on Fertility in February

Focus on Fertility in February

Valentine’s Day is coming and so is Spring! There will soon be lambs and calves in fields and eggs in nests! What about you? Are you thinking of getting pregnant soon? Reflexology can ensure that you are in optimal health before you get pregnant, help you to overcome fertility problems, relax and destress you throughout your pregnancy, help with common conditions of pregnancy, such as backache and swollen ankles, prepare you for the birth, even reduce pain in labour, and help you to regain your normal balance after your baby is born. If…continue reading →