You, your baby and reflexology

There are over 7000 nerve endings in the feet. Often mistaken for a foot massage, the ancient art of reflexology accesses these nerve endings which are linked to every organ and system of the body. Through skillful manipulation a reflexologist can help to unblock the flow of energy in organs and rebalance entire systems.

Reflexology is a wonderful therapy which can be used safely during pregnancy and labour. It is best to wait until you are 12 weeks or more before you avail of this treatment. Reflexology is recommended by Holles Street Hospital in Dublin for pregnant women.

The purpose of reflexology during pregnancy is

  • Relaxation
  • Alleviate symptoms
  • Support the mother to be healthy
  • Prepare for birth

Assist in the prevention of a variety of pregnancy related conditions
Relaxation is the goal for the mother as it is equally good for her developing baby. Relaxation is the antidote to stress. Many women find that pregnancy in addition to their normal day to day activities can put them under pressure and stress. Reflexology throughout pregnancy is appropriate for relaxation and stress reduction.

Many common pregnancy symptoms can be alleviated with reflexology, for example: Oedema, Headaches, Constipation, Tiredness, Morning sickness, Heartburn, Backache and sciatica, Breathlessness, Sleeplessness. Throughout pregnancy a reflexologist can support the mother to maintain health. Regular treatments and aftercare advice can help the mother cope with many physical or emotional burdens she may be carrying. Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal changes and this often stirs up emotions such as fear and apprehension. Physical and emotional support from a professional during this time can turn an ordeal into a pleasure.

Any questions or looking for more information do not hesitate to call us on 01 8548000 where you can speak to one of our reflexologist.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Tucker
Tags : reflexology  pregnancy massage dublin