Maternity Reflexology/ Hypnobirthing

I specialize in Pregnancy/Maternity Reflexology which can be extremely helpful for keeping you feeling as well as possible during pregnancy.Your improved sense of wellbeing helps you to deal with any uncomfortable symptoms, and to prepare for the birth of your baby. Post-natally it is beneficial for helping you restore your energy after the birth, and helps your body return to its normal balance.
You can now enjoy the benefits of this treatment to maintain a feeling of wellbeing during your pregnancy and the deep relaxation which, is an ideal state for assisting your preparation for the birth of baby

Reflexology for Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care

Fertility Reflexology can be a very effective treatment for sub-fertility problems and especially with the more common finding of unexplained infertility. there is increasing evidence that sub-fertile women can significantly improve their chances of conception when a method of stress reduction, such as reflexology, is used.
Around one in six couples trying to conceive have problems and it is not uncommon for couples to take two to three years to become pregnant. there are many different causes of infertility. twenty five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.

There are many reasons why people have trouble conceiving. lifestyle factors can play a part but, more commonly, hormone imbalances are the culprit. reflexology can be used to work on the body's hormone or endocrine system (often the cause of problems conceiving). by focusing on the key reflexes related to areas of imbalance, such as the pituitary (the "master" of all the hormone glands) or the thyroid, a Reflexologist can help the proper functioning of these vital glands and assist the body to achieve optimum health, thus increasing the chances of conception.

Reflexology is a holistic treatment and treats the person as a whole, considering all lifestyle factors. each treatment plan is tailored to the individual with sessions planned for particular times of the month to aid ovulation.

Pregnancy Reflexology

Beneficial effects for pregnant mothers include:

• helping to alleviate pregnancy related problems including sickness, backache, constipation, heartburn and fluid retention
• consolidating pregnancies following previous miscarriage
• reducing labour times
• encouraging the onset of labour
• helping the mother return to their pre-pregnancy weight
• reducing the chances of post natal depression

Reflexology can help to consolidate a pregnancy by calming the body and helping it return to a state of equilibrium.

Post-natal Reflexology

Post-natal Reflexology can also be of great benefit in helping a mother adjust to coping with a new baby; supporting the mother as her menstrual cycle returns to normal; assisting the mother returning to her pre-pregnancy weight; and reducing the chances of post natal depression.

Reflexology and Hypnotherapy work really well together

HypnoBirthing is a technique for acheiving a stress-free, relaxing, and fulfilling method of birthing. This amazing programme teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will be taught how to call on your body's own natural endorphins and natural relaxant resulting in a reduction or elimination of discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is correctly prepared for birthing, with the body and mind in harmony, nature can function as it was designed to do as it does with all animal mothers in nature.

With Hypnobirthing you will be profoundly relaxed, however, you will be fully aware and in control. This programme will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. The key techniques are; reaching a state of deep relaxation by using self-hypnosis and deepening techniques; breathing techniques and visualisation.

Advantages of Hypnobirthing
More relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy
Reduces and often eliminates the need for medication
You are taught deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear which causes tension, resulting in pain.
Gives you control.
Shortens labour.
Reduces the need for episiotomy.
Reduces and frequently eliminates fatigue during labour.
Gives parents techniques to acheive a gentle and calm birth for themselves and their baby.
Helps keep the baby supplied with oxygen during birthing.
Natural ways to bring about labour without artificial induction.
Breathing techniques are taught to allow the woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing.
Embraces the idea of pre-birth parenting
The birthing partner is given an important role in the birthing.
Leaves the mother awake, fresh, alert and with energy.
Returns childbirth to a beautiful, natural positive experience.
Babies are calmer at birth, more content and feed better

HypnoBirthing Class Options.

Classes in your own home - This involves 4 or 5 sessions for you and your birth companion. It is important that both attend each class.
Group classes - Held on a weekday evening for up to 6 women and their partners/birth companions. 4 sessions on a weekly basis with a follow up 5th class a few weeks later as required.

When to start the classes - The 5th or 6th month of the pregnancy if possible. Ideally the earlier the better. However, even if you leave starting till the last few week of your pregnancy, Hypnobirthing is still very effective. An intense course can be arranged by request. Why not combine Reflexology and Hypnotherapy together for tranquil birth


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