Since 2008 when I established my practice I feel privileged I have been able to support numerous expectant mums throughout pregnancy, via Maternity Reflexology, as they prepare for birth. It is a wonderful journey to be part of and it’s so exciting when a client rings to share the news of their arrival.
Whilst you consider whether you would like to receive Maternity Reflexology I have detailed some information for you below.
What is Maternity Reflexology?
It is an area of reflexology aimed specifically at women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
Why do clients have Maternity Reflexology?
Many people ask me why mums-to-be have chosen to visit me for maternity reflexology. This answer is a variety of reasons which range from heartburn, morning sickness and simply relaxation before the little one arrives.
Can Maternity Reflexology shorten the duration of labour?
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can shorten the duration of labour, with subjects often requiring less pain-relief during the course of delivery.
A recent research study has shown reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour and reduced the length of the first stage (Valiani M et al – 2010 “Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women” Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310)
An earlier study showed first-time mums who received 10 reflexology treatments prior to birth had average labour times of five to six hours. It was noted the group treated with reflexology needed far less pain relief during labour too. (G. Motha and J. McGrath – 1992 “The effects of reflexology on labour outcome”).
What qualifications do you have?
- International Institute of Reflexology Diploma
- Enhancing Fertility and Maternity Care through Reflexology. Accredited by the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) via Jubilee College, taught by David Wayte who is a Fellow of the AoR and the only reflexologist in the UK to be made a member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Membership of Professional Organisations
I am a member of the following organisations:
Membership of these bodies ensures I have to work to a strict code of conduct and am committed to continuing professional development.
I am pregnant – what happens before a treatment?
As an experienced maternity reflexologist I work in a complementary way alongside the skilled work of your midwife (your chief healthcare provider during pregnancy) and will ask you to obtain permission before reflexology treatments commence.
How do I choose a Maternity Reflexologist?
If you would like to experience maternity reflexology for yourself, please ensure the reflexologist you choose has undergone specialist maternity reflexology training to effectively and safely carry out treatments during pregnancy.
If you have any questions about the treatment please contact me at email@example.com or 07910 120 929.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: Maternity Reflexology is a wonderful complementary treatment for pregnant clients and is not a substitute for medical and obstetric care. If you are concerned about your health, please always consult your GP and Midwife first.
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