Relaxation during pregnancy is important for mother and child. Maternity reflexology calms mum and baby, encourages communication between you, and relieves many of the common symptoms brought on by pregnancy.
Benefits for mum and baby
The benefits of maternity reflexology are well researched. Studies* show that women who have reflexology during pregnancy:
- Have significantly less pain during labour
- Experience shorter first stage labour
- Sleep better post pregnancy
Regular treatments can help to manage, prevent and relieve many symptoms experienced during pregnancy, including:
- Morning sickness
- Swollen feet and legs
- Pelvic and lower back pain
- Tiredness and breathlessness
Reflexology reduces your stress levels and therefore the possibility of complications during pregnancy. It’s also a great way to prepare your body for birth naturally by helping to relax the pelvic area.
Post-natal reflexology supports breast feeding, regulates hormone levels, eases backache and encourages your body to return to its pre-pregnancy state.
Hand reflexology for birthing partners
Your birthing partner can learn hand reflexology techniques to stimulate slowing contractions and induce feelings of calmness and control during the early and late stages of labour.
Contact me and book some time out to focus on you and your baby.
Is it safe?
Clinical studies* have proven it’s completely safe to have reflexology throughout your entire pregnancy. As your bump grows, you might feel discomfort when sitting for long periods. With a mobile reflexologist you can have a relaxing treatment wherever and however you feel comfortable – and in your own home too.
If you’d like to have reflexology to ease pain during labour, you must have experienced regular foot reflexology first.
How many treatments will I need?
I recommend one treatment a month up to 37 weeks, followed by weekly treatments until your baby is born.
Prices start at £35 for a 45-minute appointment.
3 sessions for £90
4 sessions for £125
6 sessions for £175 (includes one free session)
All bundles must be paid for in advance.
Contact me to find out more and make a booking
NB. You must obtain medical consent from your doctor prior to booking a reflexology treatment. Reflexology may not be suitable if you have been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, or if your baby is breech.
*Links to research studies
The effect of reflexology on pain during labour. Download here