Reflexology is a perfect therapy throughout pregnancy and for preparation for birth.
It will help with relaxation, improve your well-being, help your body to adjust to the major hormonal changes that are taking place, and ease the stress and tension that can exacerbate some of the more common conditions of pregnancy. It can be used, to treat sub-fertility or infertility, prepare for pregnancy preconception, throughout pregnancy, during labour and delivery, and postpartum. The role of reflexology in pregnancy can be summarised as:
- A safe and preventative therapy which can help with common conditions and symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, backache, symphysis pubis discomfort, digestive problems, constipation, anxiety, tension, headaches, insomnia, and swollen ankles.
- Helping to enhance optimal health, wellbeing, and creating balance to provide your baby with the ideal environment to grow and develop, and also preparing you for birth and the post-natal period.
- Restoring balance and recovery in the post-natal period.
- Helping with the emotional and physical effects after birth.