Maternity Reflexology

 

 

Helen Cooke (MAR)

Helen qualified as a Reflexologist in 2006 with the Practitioners School of Reflexology. Helen is passionate about reflexology and is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive, deeply relaxing treatment every time.

 

Helen Cooke


 

Maternity reflexology is a safe, relaxing therapy that has great success treating women pre-conceptually, throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period.

Aiding Fertility

Reflexology induces deep relaxation and reduces stress levels - this has a positive effect on the endocrine system (and all the other bodily systems) and helps to regulate hormonal imbalances. This in turn can help with problematic menstrual cycles (irregularity), endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. Conception is likely to occur when the body is in its most relaxed, balanced state.

During Pregnancy

Reflexology is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. It brings relief from many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. However it is not recommended during the first trimester if there is a history of unstable pregnancies, premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta previa or recent vaginal bleeding.

Reflexology may help with the following conditions common in pregnancy:

  • Back ache
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Restless arm/leg syndrome
  • Oedema (water retention)
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low energy levels
  • Hormonal imbalances / mood swings
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Turning a breech baby

Inducing Labour

Reflexology may be used to try and induce labour in the 41st week of pregnancy. Helen will use powerful techniques to stimulate the endocrine system and uterus to encourage the birthing process to start.

Postnatal Reflexology

Reflexology treatments after the birth will help the body relax and regain equilibrium. It may also help with the following conditions:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Inadequate lactation
  • Postnatal depression
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Engorged breasts

Reflexology aids healing to the whole body - it treats the root of the problem and not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflexology is not a substitute for medical or obstetric care.  If you have any concerns please seek medical advice as soon as possible. Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.