Reflexology for Women's Health Pre-conception & Fertility

The goal of Fertility Reflexology is to help couples conceive where there’s been challenges.

By stimulating the parts of the feet relating to the reproductive organs and endocrine glands, it is possible to promote greater health and balance in these areas. It can help couples who have been otherwise unable to conceive. Reflexology has been known to aid in certain conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, irregular periods or ovulation and stress related fertility issues to name but a few.

This treatment will involve carrying out a Reflexology treatment whilst stimulating your hormones several times throughout the routine.

It is extremely gentle and calms the nervous system which is essential for anyone with hormonal and reproductive issues. The stress response can be directly linked to the disruption of these two delicate systems. When in fight or flight mode, conditions can get worse, pain may increase, ovulation may stop and emotionally, fertility challenges may feel harder to cope with.

Reflexology for Fertility and Women's Health is more than just a general well-being Reflexology treatment as it is adapted and focused on the individual condition that a client may have, the symptoms that they may be experiencing or the stage they are at in their menstrual cycle or if they are going through fertility treatment.

It involves a series of treatments, often weekly for a month or two until improvement is made with the condition or the cycle.

For those who are using reflexology in preparation for conception whether natural or assisted I strongly recommend that a three month preconception care programme is implemented to prepare the body and mind for conception. This includes looking into physical and emotional health and making various dietary and lifestyle changes if necessary.

 

Benefits of Reflexology for Women's Health

  • Regulates the hormones

  • Improves ovary function

  • Reduces stress related problems

  • Increases the flow of blood to the uterus and increasing the thickness of the lining

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Reduce menstrual problems and premenstrual problems

  • Helps throughout the pregnancy

  • Relaxes the individual and lessens their stress factors

Hormonal Imbalance

A Hormonal imbalance is when there is too little or too much of a particular hormone in the body. This imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms and occur at different times of life. We may remember the major hormonal changes in puberty when we were younger, have witnessed them in our own children, or maybe the menopause in women at the end of child bearing years. But, other hormonal imbalances occur, for example in the thyroid, pancreas and in the Adrenal glands. They can also have direct effect on our bodily functions in areas such as fertility and in the production of insulin, causing diabetes.

 

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance are:

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Skin problems

  • Brain fog

  • Digestive issues

  • Fatigue

  • Mood swing and depression

  • Weight gain

  • Headaches

  • Loss of Libido

  • Fertility issues

  • Menstrual issues, irregular periods, PMS, painful periods, heavy periods

Taking the “stress hormone” cortisol as an example, we can see that sometimes the efficiency of hormones can be compromised. Although they are designed to be produced for a specific purpose, sometimes the body just doesn’t know when to stop this process.

Cortisol is produced by the Adrenal Glands and it helps to regulate blood pressure and the immune system in a sudden crisis. 

These days our crisis have become more constant and relentless, worrying about paying bills, having work related stress issues or just not having enough hours in the day.

Often cortisol levels remain consistently high which can cause:

  • Sleep problems

  • A depressed immune response

  • Blood sugar abnormalities, especially insulin resistance

  • Abdominal weight gain

Luckily for us, an antidote to the body’s fight or flight mechanism has evolved in the relaxation response.

Reflexology is a therapy that induces this natural relaxation response and works to rebalance in the body. Many clients have reported an improvement in symptoms of stress after having reflexology.

By working the reflexes representing the endocrine glands, a Reflexologist applies pressure to sedate, stimulate and rebalance reflexes that represent body structures. This in turn can have a positive effect on many different bodily functions. It can be particularly helpful with stress but has also been seen to help menstrual issues, fertility and menopause.

Many reflexology clients experience a sense of calm following treatments and most report an excellent night sleep afterwards.

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