Reflexology for Fertility Could Help You
We talked in last month’s Relaxing Reflexology Blog about the basics of Reflexology for Fertility – or Reproflexology – and how it can help couples who are trying to conceive. Everyone takes for granted that trying for a baby is just a formality; that it’s easy to get pregnant. In many cases, it is – but some people just need that little extra bit of help. Just as there are many reasons for apparent infertility, there are many ways that Reproflexology could help.
First Things First
Firstly, it is vital to do everything you can to maximise your chances of conception and crucial to be as healthy as possible to give your pregnancy and your baby’s development the best start. Reflexology and other complementary therapies are not only alternative treatments, or a last resort when all else has failed. Reflexology has many benefits for general health and well-being as well as natural fertility. Fertility Reflexology is also refreshingly affordable and, at the very least, reflexology is incredibly relaxing. Never underestimate that. Relaxation and reducing stress are absolutely essential when trying for a baby, and throughout pregnancy.
Why Can’t You Conceive?
There can be several reasons for problems conceiving. In women, these can include:
- Not ovulating or irregular periods
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Endometriosis – where endometrial tissue that behaves like the womb lining is found outside the womb This can damage the ovaries or fallopian tubes and cause fertility problems.
- PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, an infection of the upper female genital tract, (including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries). PID can damage and scar the fallopian tubes, making it virtually impossible for an egg to travel down into the womb.
- Fibroids, which are non-cancerous growths in or around the uterus, can affect fertility. They can prevent a fertilised egg implanting or could block a fallopian tube.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid problems – both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can prevent ovulation
- Scarring from surgery. Pelvic surgery – even past caesareans can damage and scar the fallopian tubes.
- Side effects of some medicines can affect your fertility.
- Illegal drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, can seriously affect fertility and hamper ovulation.
Infertility in men can be attributed to:
- Poor-quality semen
- Low sperm count or no sperm at all
- Sperm with low motility
- Abnormal sperm
- Testicular infections, surgery or cancer
- Ejaculation disorders
- Hypogonadism – low testosterone
- Some medicines and even herbal remedies can cause infertility problems.
- Illegal drugs affect semen quality.
Fertility in both women and men can be affected adversely by emotional issues, and by weight problems:
- Stress – can affect relationships and impact sex drive. In severe cases, stress may also affect ovulation and sperm production. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure which is dangerous in pregnancy.
- Weight – being overweight or obese reduces fertility in both men and women. Being overweight or severely underweight can affect ovulation in women.
Fertility Reflexology Could Help You
Reflexology is an age-old natural treatment. Reproflexology is specific fertility reflexology, adapted to help increase a couple’s chances of conceiving. By treating the specific points on the feet which correspond with relevant parts and systems of the body. The treatment involves working on targeted points related to the areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, or the pituitary gland. Treatment for the father-to-be could work on the points connected to the testes and vas deferens. Treatments could also be tailored to address stress or emotional and general health. Reproflexology aims to treat physical and mental causes of infertility, and is natural, non-invasive and 100% safe.
Fertility Reflexology HAS Helped Them
More importantly, it seems to work for many:
Austin was born in December 2019. His parents struggled with secondary infertility for two years and had endured two failed attempts at IVF. I worked with them from October 2018 until they announced they were pregnant in March 2019. Mum Emma says:
“I was 44 and I reaching my 45th birthday I knew time wasn’t on my side. As a last-ditch attempt, I thought about trying an alternative therapy to help with my fertility and to reduce stress if nothing else.
I was recommended Zoe, who has been amazing. She is so professional and knowledgeable. We tried a course of 9 sessions with Zoe and we now have our second little miracle, a little boy, and our family is now complete. Her constant care and interest in me and now Austin is above and beyond what I was expecting from her.
I can’t recommend Zoe highly enough. I’d recommend Reproflexology to anyone who is struggling with fertility. Reflexology helped me in so many ways, including stress, anxiety, and tummy problems – plus it is was a little bit of me time that everybody needs now and again.”
Conal was born in June 2020. His Mum had suffered two miscarriages, and the couple had been trying for a baby for a year. I started working with her in August 2019 and she was pregnant in October 2019.
Any Day Now
About to be born: Baby’s parents struggled with secondary infertility and had been trying for a year. Mum started fertility reflexology treatments with me in January 2020 and after four sessions, she happily announced she was pregnant.
Why Fertility Reflexology?
Fertility Reflexology is something I strongly believe in – I’ve seen and been involved in the results. I am a qualified practitioner in Seren Natural Fertility, trained by renowned reflexology fertility guru and holistic fertility expert Barbara Scott. Seren specialises in the treatment of infertility, including couples undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF/ICSI*. When you choose Relaxing Reflexology for Fertility Reflexology, you get so much more than your Reproflexology sessions. Let’s chat and you can find out more.