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28th November 2021 
Fertility & Maternity Reflexology . Fertility

Fertility Reflexology

The Association of Reflexologists believe that reflexology may be of great benefit to clients suffering with fertility issues.

Reflexology may help in promoting fertility by:

•Regulating the menstrual cycle
•Achieving deep relaxation
•Alleviating stress and tension
•Balancing the endocrine (hormone) system
•Bringing about balance to all the body systems
•Increasing energy levels
•Eliminating toxins from the body

If you are undergoing fertility treatment, Reflexology is not known to have any detrimental or negative effect on this treatment. Drugs such as clomiphene, which is used to control the hormone cycle and stimulate ovulation, do not appear to be affected by a client receiving reflexology.

Fertility & Maternity Reflexology . Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology

Research studies have shown that expectant mothers who receive regular maternity reflexology treatments may enjoy much shorter labour times and require less pain relief than those who did not have reflexology.

Most women find that they go through considerable changes during pregnancy. Reflexology may help with physical discomforts and calm and anxieties and stresses prior to giving birth. Maternity reflexology will help ensure you are calm and relaxed and help prepare your body in the important time leading up to the birth of your baby.

Maternity reflexology isn't always suitable for everyone so please check with your consultant, GP or midwife if you have previously experienced premature labour, placenta previa or bleeding before booking a treatment.

Reflexology is the ideal opportunity for pregnant women to enjoy feeling pampered and relaxed. Treatments may help to balance your hormones, boost your energy and help your body to be healthy and as comfortable as possible.

In 1988, Dr. Gowri Motha and Dr. Jane McGrath carried out a study into the effects of reflexology on labour. 37 pregnant women completed a course of ten treatments. Findings showed that women who received regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy were more likely to have shorter labour, required less pain relief and gave birth closer to their EDD. The average first stage of labour was 5 hours (compared to textbook figures of 16 to 24 hours) and 16 minute 2nd stage (compared to 1 to 2 hours).