Maternity & Fertility Reflexology
For initial enquiries and to arrange an initial consultation and appointment please telephone on 07423 019459
OR fill in the contact form.
I already can offer support for anyone pregnant or who is trying to conceive utilising general reflexology. However, as part of my continuing education Professional Development I have been taking further specialist qualifications in these fields and am undertaking case studies in Fertility & Maternity reflexology.
When mothers feels a sense of wellbeing and calm this is conferred to the developing baby. Reflexology aims to optimise the physical and emotional health of pregnant women. Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy; I will take a full health history in order to ensure it is safe and appropriate to carry out a reflexology treatment.
Reflexology during pregnancy is a great way to be supportive of mothers experiencing a normal, non high risk pregnancy and for any trimester as well as part of complementary care for postnatal mothers. Dads are welcome too - it can help with relaxation both during and postnatally with all the changes that are occurring in your family.
Reference: Mother & Baby article on the benefits of maternity reflexology.
When should I have reflexology? It is best if you can have regular treatment a number of times throughout your pregnancy. You are more likely to experience the benefits that way. As mammals creating a safe space for pregnancy and to birth in is important and reflexology can help greatly with positive anchors and having an overall positive experience.
Can you help induce labour? No. As reflexologists we are unable to make that claim. The evidence shows that most babies will come in their own time and that due date is a term that can have time either side. Reflexology can help support you to manage stress and help both the mind and body to feel more relaxed during the waiting period. This can help greatly.
It is also important to know your rights if you feel you are being put under pressure for an induction. Informed decision making is important and you have a right to choose.
I am studying ReproReflexology with Barbara Scott. This is suitable for anyone who needs complementary support alongside receiving mainstream support for experiencing reproductive hormonal issues.
Who can benefit from reflexology? Fertility reflexology supports people living with:
trying to conceive naturally
preparing for pregnancy
low sperm count/low motility
emotional wellbeing on your fertility journey
Please note at present this service is not for those undergoing IVF. I am careful not to indicate that fertility reflexology can result in pregnancy or cures for medical conditions. It is a complementary therapy which addresses lifestyle, stress and wellbeing alongside conventional approaches.
Your journey starts with a very detailed consultation which will be focused on your general health history, your diet, your lifestyle habits and your reproductive health and wellbeing. You will also receive nutritional and lifestyle homework to do including stress management tips, fertility tracking advice (if trying to conceive) and your reflexology treatment will be planned from this. Appointments thereafter will be as above for reflexology in person and need to consist of 6 x weekly treatments for at least one partner. For natural conception support it is best if both partners in the couple can be present. Please note at present this service is not for those undergoing IVF.
If you are someone who has been having problems with their reproductive health and are interested in reflexology support whilst being a case study please can you message me or call on 07423 019459 leaving your name and number (my phone is basic and not a smart one so you need to leave the number please).
You would be available for having fertility reflexology support on a weekly basis for 6 treatments minimum. I require both male and female participants and ideally couples who are looking to conceive naturally; at present my case studies cannot include anyone undergoing IVF.
We will start with an initial conversation to check you are suitable as a case study. We will then:
book in an online consultation This is a very detailed consultation which will be focused on your general health history as well as information gathering on your reproductive health and wellbeing. It is best if both partners, if a couple, can be present.
You will also receive nutritional and lifestyle guidance, stress management tips, fertility tracking advice and your reflexology treatment will be planned from this.
form a treatment plan so that once lockdown is over we can commence hands on treatments.
The first hands on session will be in person blending a reproreflex assessment of the feet and reflexology
Further treatments will be given using the Reproreflexology treatment protocols.
You will also be given self care hand reflexology protocols as homework to do between treatment
I need to do 6 treatments in total on one partner to submit as a case study.
For females I would need to see you in person once a week for a full cycle of a month, the first being the assessment, and then one further follow up. For men we would need to meet once a week for three weeks and then the final two treatments would be once a fortnight.
If you have any medical records pertaining to your reproductive health, including previous assessments, then these would be useful for me to see during the consultation and have copies of please (again these will be kept in confidence and sent in with identifying features removed to the tutor.
Please contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.