Fertility and Maternity Reflexology #01

Fertility & Maternity

Treatments may be of great benefit to clients who are trying for a baby.This will be a very exciting time for couples but it can also be a very anxious time as well. The aim of your treatments will be to increase relaxation, and help to release any tension you may have. Reflexology will give you a increased sense of well being which will improve your mood and sleep pattern.

Clients that have regular treatments usually find themselves pregnant within 6 months of commencing treatment. However, it is vital to remember that each client is an individual and what might work for one person may not necessary work for the next.

When your trying for as baby it can be a highly stressful and a tense time for both partners. There is no doubt that stress can play a significant factor in an individuals ability to conceive. That is why it is often preferable to focus on the issues of stress for the first few weeks or months. By taking this approach and helping with any appropriate lifestyle changes, a number of women may get pregnant simply because they have been able to reduce their anxieties and improve their health. This reduction in stress levels may have a positive impact on their endocrine system.

A hormonal imbalance is quite often the cause of infertility in both men and women. It is probably the leading cause of infertility in women. The pituitary gland, the hypothalamus and to some extent the thyroid gland affect hormonal control of the reproductive organs and any defect in any of these may result in fertility problems.

The Benefits of Reflexology during Pregnancy:

The Benefits of Reflexology for Fertility

Reflexology can prove to be a valuable part of any pre-conception programme to increase fertility by balancing all body systems, on both a physical and emotional level. Reflexology can help place both partners in a more optimum condition to conceive by;
Relieving stress - any therapy which relieves stress and tension and promotes deep relaxation will enable organs and body systems to work more efficiently.
Ridding the body of toxins - reflexology is a very detoxifying therapy.
Improving hormonal and reproductive function - by working the endocrine system reflexology is excellent at balancing hormones and regulating the menstrual cycle.
Balancing all body systems and energy pathways - It only needs one area of the body to be out of balance to lead to disorders in other areas. Removing stagnant or blocked energy leads to a restoration of health and balance.

Once your pregnant your body will be going through so many changes, emotionally and physically. Reflexology will give you time to relax and is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by women during pregnancy, having established its reputation and popularity by the effective results people experience. Trials have found that those receiving regular treatments during pregnancy tend to deliver closer to term, have shorter labours and are less likely to require medical intervention.

Reflexology should be continued once a woman becomes pregnant as her body will go through some significant changes – emotional, hormonal, psychological and physical – which reflexology will help to alleviate.

Once you have had your baby, reflexology does not need to stop. There are many great benefits of continuing treatment post labour such as assisting with increasing energy levels, sleep problems and re-balancing the body to allow your menstrual cycle to return to normal.

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