Encouraging a calmer and more natural labour.
Reflexology is one of the most popular natural therapies used by women during their maternity because it improves general well-being and boosts vitality. Trials have found that those receiving regular treatments during their pregnancy tend to deliver closer to term and have shorter labours.
Ideally, pregnant women should have regular treatments by a fully qualified therapist throughout the second and third trimesters if time allows, however if you’re reading this and are frustratingly over due please don’t despair, a treatment can not only be a really lovely treat for you right now but it can occasionally be used as a last resort and get things moving and prevent a medical induction. In addition, if the baby is breach, reflexology can be extremely effective in helping the baby turn. I can also show you how to stimulate certain reflex points to build on the effects of the treatment.