Relaxation for the mother is equally good for her developing baby
Relaxation is the antidote to stress. Many women find that pregnancy in addition to their normal day to day activities can put them under pressure. Reflexology throughout pregnancy is appropriate for relaxation and stress reduction.
The purpose of reflexology during pregnancy is
- Alleviate symptoms
- Support the mother to be healthy
- Prepare for birth
- Assist in the prevention of a variety of pregnancy related conditions
Many common pregnancy symptoms can be alleviated with reflexology.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- High blood pressure (not suitable for pre eclampsia or eclampsia)
- Morning sickness
Throughout pregnancy a maternity reflexologist can support the mother to maintain health.
Regular treatments and aftercare advice can help the mother cope with many physical or emotional burdens she may be carrying.
Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal changes and this often stirs up emotions such as fear and apprehension. Physical and emotional support from a professional during this time can turn an ordeal into a pleasure.
Preparing for birth can commence from day one. A positive outlook can create a positive outcome. As the pregnancy advances towards the end of the 3rd trimester expectant mothers will experience Braxton Hicks contractions as the uterus prepares for labour. The placenta is now releasing further hormones to prepare for breastfeeding after delivery and the cervix is continuing to soften. Reflexology during this phase continues to support the mother through these changes and towards the commencement of labour.