Ante Natal & Post Natal Reflexology
During pregnancy, reflexology has been shown to be a great help at easing the uncomfortable times that mums-to-be can suffer. It’s believed to help balance the hormonal and emotional rollercoaster that pregnancy creates and can ease anxiety symptoms. Alongside the emotional benefits, it can also help with many of the physical effects of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, heartburn, anaemia, nausea, backache, digestive problems, anxieties, fears, symphisis pubis discomfort, tension, general aches and pains,sleeplessness and regular treatments may help ease these ailments commonly associated with pregnancy. and general aches and pains.
Encourages natural labour
Reflexology is also commonly used to help bring on a natural labour in babies reluctant to enter the world. It should only work when baby is ready and not before. In mum's-to-be looking to avoid medical interventions, this could be worth a try once the hospital bag is packed and ready to go.
After the joy of the new arrival, the hormones will be all over the place again. Reflexology can also be used in the time after the birth to help with the natural healing processes of the body and mind as they recover from the stresses and strains of bringing a wonderful new life into the world. It will also promote hormonal balance and can therefore help to fight off depression. In the rare instances where your new baby agrees – reflexology can help to aid sleep as well. It has also been shown to help breastfeeding mum's with improving milk production and helping the menstrual cycle return to normal in the months after birth.