Having a baby, whether or not this is your first pregnancy brings plenty of wonderful experiences and new challenges. Reflexology during your pregnancy can be of a great support to women throughout pregnancy and can help promote general well-being.
At your first appointment, I will take a full consultation to ensure that it is safe and appropriate to carry out a full treatment.
During the first three months, there are huge hormonal changes as well as anxieties and concerns. Many emotions may also be experienced, joy, anxiety, excitement, tearfullness and exhaustion, sometimes all at once! My aim during this period of your pregnancy is to aid relaxation, de-stress and offer support.
In the second trimester, most of the discomforts of early pregnancy have gone, however as the baby grows, you may experience other physical symptoms. Reflexology can be used for general well being or to address other issues such as sleeping problems. I will be there to support you through any worries or concerns you may have.
As your due date arises, you may find it helpful to have more frequent sessions. Although there is no evidence that reflexology can induce labour, the general view is that it will support your body to prepare for labour and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high.
I would be delighted and honoured to share the journey of your pregnancy with you. Each sesson begins with a visualisation meditation, to help you mentally prepare for the birth, and ensures that you are relaxed before the session begins. You are encouraged to relax deeply to experience the true benefits of reflexology. At the end of each session, I also allow time for further relaxation, this is a wonderful quiet time to mentally bond and connect with your baby.