Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology is a specialist form of reflexology that is used to support parents from conception through to postpartum. The treatments have so many benefits and is a wonderful way to keep your body functioning at the best it can possibly be whilst it makes the both the internal and external changes required for such an amazing experience. Reflexology with a qualified maternity reflexologist throughout your journey is guaranteed to give you the best care, support and knowledge that you can only wish for. Many practitioners have doubts in treating a woman in the first stages of pregnancy however as a professionally trained reflexologist in maternity you are always welcome at Heart & Sole Reflexology Clinic. The aim of reflexology is to bring harmony and balance to the body which is exactly what you will get whatever stage of your journey you are at.

Pre-Conception

The decision to have a baby is generally not one that has been taken lightly and is full of uncertainty. As a result, stress and anxiety grows and the pressure builds. These conditions work against conception for both the male and female. Hormone levels are directly affected by stress and for conception to occur both the sperm and ova need to be healthy. Having a tailored treatment plan will help relax and balance hormones as well as reduce stress and anxiety. The most important developments in the womb take place in the early weeks of pregnancy so being in optimum condition to paramount. Reflexology also helps rid the body of toxins and give an energy boost to those parts of the body that need it.

Pregnancy

Reflexology is amazing in pregnancy and every woman I have had in my clinic has left with a smile on their face and voiced how relaxed they feel. Reflexology is safe throughout the whole of your pregnancy. It has the same principle as walking across a pebble beach and we all love to do that when we can.

In the first trimester of pregnancy reflexology is beneficial to help primarily with anxiety, stress, morning sickness, nausea and fatigue.

In the second trimester the focus would change as mum now has more energy and feels more relaxed with her body. As her bump develops physical changes occur so the treatment plan will need to be adapted depending on the client. Common points that arise in this trimester include:

  • Pelvic area reflexes - to help with aches associated with an expanding uterus

  • Lymphatic Drainage reflexes - to help prevent puffiness and swelling in the extremities

  • Thyroid reflex - to help with metabolism

  • Pancreas reflex - to help prevent/support gestational diabetes

  • Endocrine reflexes - to encourage hormone balance

In the third trimester the baby is growing much quicker and physical pregnancy related symptoms may be more apparent. As stance/gait is changed there is more pressure on the back as well as the respiratory and digestive systems. Emotionally mum may feel more anxious about the upcoming birth. Again, the treatment plan may need to be adapted to the clients needs perhaps with more focus on:

  • Digestive system - to help with bowel function

  • Respiratory reflexes - to help mum with breathing and discomfort of pressure on diaphragm

  • Sciatic nerve, spinal and pelvic reflexes - to help with back and hip discomfort

  • Circulatory system reflexes - to maintain/encourage normal blood pressure

  • Uterus and pelvic floor reflexes - done towards the end of pregnancy in preparation for labour.

Post-Natal 

Reflexology in the postnatal period has amazing benefits for both mum and baby. Heart & Sole postnatal package includes 4 x sessions focusing on hormone balance, re-energise, help with sleep and healing of labour and birth. It also helps with lactation, muscle aches and improve mood. The first session is all about mum and baby and can be either a home visit or at the clinic, you choose. Baby can also have a mini reflexology session and a personalised treatment plan can also be devised for parents to do at home. This will be taught at the first session but at any of the four sessions guidance can be given.

Benefits of Preconception & Maternity Reflexology

  • Morning Sickness and nausea

  • Constipation, heartburn and indigestion

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Back pain and pelvic pains

  • Swelling and discomfort, numbness in extremities

  • Oedema

  • Better sleep

  • Normalised blood pressure

  • Sinus congestion

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Breech presentation

Treatment Packages

Preconception and Maternity Reflexology Consultation £45

  •  This is required before any further maternity treatments or packages. It involves a thorough consultation and in-depth conversation about what is required from the sessions. This is so that a bespoke detailed plan can be implemented for you should you wish to go ahead with further maternity reflexology sessions or packages. A reflexology treatment will also be carried out in this session. It is recommended that if you have maternity notes, these need to be brought to the session. Please allow 1hr 30mins for this session. 

Preconception and Maternity Reflexology (subsequent sessions) £40

  • This follows on from the maternity consultation. A bespoke treatment plan will have been formulated for you and this will be carried out. At the start of every session there will be a quick chat about what has been going on since the last session and if there has been any changes. It is recommended that if you have maternity notes, these need to be brought to the session. Please allow 1hr for these sessions.

 

Preconception and Maternity Reflexology (Package of 6 sessions)£225

  • Once the initial consultation has been carried out you may wish to purchase a block of 6 sessions. These can be taken at your discretion throughout your journey/pregnancy, although it is recommended that you have a treatment at least every 2-3 three weeks to get the maximum benefit. Your treatment plan will be adapted throughout to work in line with the fertility journey or pregnancy. It is recommended that if you have maternity notes, these need to be brought to the session. Please allow 1hr for these sessions.

Preconception and Maternity Reflexology (Package of 12 sessions) £435

  • If you wish you may purchase a block of 12 sessions once the initial consultation session has been carried out. These can be taken at your discretion throughout your journey/pregnancy, although it is recommended that you have a treatment at least every 2-3 weeks to get the maximum benefit. Your treatment plan will be adapted throughout to work in line with the fertility journey or pregnancy. It is recommended that if you have maternity notes, these need to be brought to the session. Please allow 1hr for these sessions.

Postnatal Reflexology (Package of 4 sessions) £150.00 - to be carried out of a 8 week period

  • You don't need to have had reflexology throughout your pregnancy to purchase the postnatal package, although there are so many benefits to having treatments before during and after for both mum and baby. The postnatal package comprises of 4 sessions with the 1st session lasting 90 minutes and is for mum and baby. This is an opportunity for mum to discuss any concerns, how the labour went etc and to feel relaxed.

  • A treatment will be given to mum to help balance hormones, help with relaxation, stress, muscle tension and to promote healing. It will also help with sleep and with milk supply, should you be breast feeding your baby. I will also do a mini treatment on baby which can be very calming. A chart will also be supplied, which I will go through with the parents so you can do reflexology on your baby yourself, should you wish to do so. This can be a home visit or a clinic visit, you can choose.

  • The following 3 sessions will be 60 minutes in length and will focus on mum and will be held at the clinic. Babies are very welcome to come to clinic as I appreciate babies don't always feed at set times, having been there myself with my own children. 

  • Any questions about baby reflexology can be addressed and if you need a run through of any of the information given this can happily be addressed.
     

 

 

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