I hold an extra Diploma in this area and as a mum of two myself, I understand first hand the physical and emotional roller coaster journey through pregnancy.
Many people choose to have Reflexology during the end of their pregnancy as they have heard it helps to bring on labour. This can be true for some clients, however, if you would like to have treatment for this reason, it is recommended to have regular treatments weekly or fortnightly from 7 months so your body and baby are used to the effects. Once your due date has past, treatments can be given every other day for half an hour. Hand Reflexology is also shown to the client so they may self-treat at home, also boosting the effects of the treatment. (Although there is no evidence that Reflexology can induce labour, the general view is that it helps to support the body to prepare for labour and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high).
Many women find great comfort in their treatments throughout pregnancy, especially during the last trimester, as it may ease complications such as:
- Back ache
- Swelling in ankles
- Quiet time mum-to-be can share with baby aiding bonding
- Reduction in stress and possible anxiety over the forthcoming birth.
Reflexology is not recommended in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, unless the client has been regularly receiving treatments by a therapist experienced in pregnancy treatments.
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