FERTILITY AND MATERNITY REFLEXOLOGY £75 for 60 minutes Individual pricing for advanced treatments We also offer a general well women reflexology
Serene Mind, Serene Body
We offer Reflexology at the Aster Baby Scan Clinic.
Reflexology is a complementary or holistic therapy that encourages relaxation and self-healing. It is a form foot massage where specific points or reflex points on your feet are massaged. These reflex points correspond with parts of the body.
Reflexologists use a foot map that reflects the whole body. Energy and endorphins are released when gently pressure is applied and this has general health and wellness benefits. Reflexology has been used in Chinese therapy for hundreds of years. It aims to restore the balance and harmony within the body and enhances wellness.
Fertility and maternity reflexology is specifically tailored to assist with fertility issues, IVF Support, pregnancy and childbirth. Make your pregnancy an enjoyable experience with Reflexology!
A serene mind is a serene body. Reflexology is great for maintaining a healthy balance, restoring wellbeing, sleep and reducing stress and anxiety
Many couples who are having difficulty conceiving are told there is nothing wrong physically and that their problem is primarily psychological. Worrying about being infertile can make the situation worse - you can't fall pregnant until you relax and you can't relax until you fall pregnant. Anxiety and worry can create the very physical problems that prevent conception.
Non-physical causes of fertility issues often lie in unnecessary stress and worry. Reflexology encourages a deep relaxation which alleviates stress and tension so that conception may take place.
Reflexology works on balancing all of the body systems to provide a healthy body for conception to take place. Gentle pressure to reflex points balances the hormonal system and stimulates the reproductive organs. Both women and men can benefit from treatments for individual reasons, such as regulation of menstruation and stimulation of sperm production.
The stress reduction benefits of reflexology cannot be underestimated. Anything that can assist in boosting endorphin production (feel good hormones) and reduce stress hormones can only be a good thing. There have been studies carried out recently to back up the positive effect of endorphins during fertility treatments.
Maternity Reflexology is a safe and enjoyable treatment to use during pregnancy. Maternity reflexology is one of the most supportive therapies for pregnant women and is extremely relaxing and calming for the mind, body and baby. From the early stages of morning sickness to delivery discomfort, pregnancy can be physically demanding. Maternity reflexology can help with relief of many complaints. It has the following benefits:
Nausea and headaches
Pain & discomfort
Loss of bladder control
Lack of sleep & fatigue
Digestive problems e.g. constipation
Low back and pelvic pain
Pelvic girdle pain (symphysis pubis pain)
Stress and anxiety
Swelling in feet and ankles and hands
Anxiety in labour
Pain relief requirements in labour
Bringing on labour naturally
Reducing labour duration
Less pain relief requirements in labour
Improved postnatal recovery from birth
Improved postnatal hormone balance
Reflexology can play an important role leading up to the birth. There is documented evidence supporting the fact that expectant mothers who received regular reflexology treatments during their pregnancy experienced significantly shorter labours with less intervention than those who didn't receive any treatments.
Once a baby has arrived, parents' lives may be thrown into unusual routines, feeding times, lack of sleep, and general exhaustion.
Reflexology can help to;
Calm and relax
Increase energy levels
Re-balance the body
Stabilise body weight
Prevent or reduce post-natal depression
Reflexology is not suitable if you have a history of:
A complicated pregnancy
Increased amniotic fluid or polyhydramnios
Reduced amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios
Threatened or premature labour
At risk of a Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Placenta previa (grade 3 or 4)
We do not recommend reflexology if you are in the first trimester. There is very small evidence to show that reflexology causes miscarriage but we recommend avoiding in the first trimester.
When you attend we will check your medical history with you. We ask you to bring your maternity notes if possible. We always recommend that your check with your GP, consultant or midwife before starting reflexology treatments.
For more information or to book a session, please call our clinic or email us.