Pre-conception & Pregnancy Reflexology
Contact Harrogate Reflexology directly to book an appointment, or to speak with Helen.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive Complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different point on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. The treatment consists of firm thumb and finger pressure on various points on the foot, combined with massage of the lower leg and the overall effect is very relaxing.
Pregnancy reflexology can be a useful therapy to help relieve some of the minor discomforts that occur throughout pregnancy, in a natural way. A woman’s body goes through huge hormonal changes during pregnancy in order to support the growing foetus and adapts to accommodate her changing body shape and gait. Reflexology allows pregnant women to experience the healing touch at a time when they are likely to be feeling more emotional and sensitive.
Receiving regular reflexology during pregnancy may help with common problems including:
- Joint pains
- Morning sickness
- Oedema (water retention)
- Digestive problems
- Sleep problems
- Stress and anxiety
- High Blood Pressure
- Reduced energy levels
Providing there are no known medical health issues or history of miscarriages, pregnancy reflexology can start as soon as the pregnancy is established and continued throughout the course of the pregnancy. Some people prefer to wait until after the first trimester of pregnancy to begin their treatments and the best course of action can be discussed on an individual basis.
Mothers might ask if reflexology can bring on labour for them but in line with the aims of balancing the body, the baby will come when the time is right. However, receiving reflexology will make sure that the mother is relaxed and ready to receive the baby and the body is in the best possible state to deal with the labour when it does happen.
Reflexology can also be of benefit during the post-natal period (6 to 8 weeks post birth) to help support the mother’s healing and recovery from birth.
Reflexology treatments are 1 hour 15 minutes for the initial treatment including a consultation with full medical history and consent form and 1 hour thereafter.