One can use Reflexology after once you are 37 week to prepare your body and mind for labour and the birth of your baby.
There are a number of reflexes to help your body to cope with the change it needs to go through for labour to start. Your body will do these things naturally, but with some help with reflexology it will support the process.
Reflexology priming labour is a method by which specific reflex points are strongly stimulated with the intention of creating a boost of energy to encourage the onset of labour contractions. Many women who are post-term and have no problems, respond well. One or two treatments may be necessary, if no previous reflexology has been given.
||to soften and widen for baby to pass through
||Stimulate to help the onset of labour and
ensure a balanced approach to the hormones like oxytocin
which encourages contractions to start.
|Head, neck and spine reflexes
||Relax mother and baby and stimulate
the messages from the brain and spine to the rest of
||to encourage dilation
||to encourage contractions
||to give them energy for the birth
Baby's Here! Postnatal Reflexology
Once your baby is born, your body still
has a lot to deal with. Reflexology can smooth the way and may help you avoid some conditions and can help others to pass by without drama such as: sleep quality blocked
breast ducts, mastitis, stress, frustration, tiredness, loss
I offer a postnatal mobile service to your home
in which you can breast feed or sleep through your treatment
and have your baby by your side.
Alternatively, lots of new mums bring their babies with
them to my practice and are able to
attend to their baby's needs whilst enjoying treatment.
After birth Reflexology may help
- Stabilizing bodyweight
- Replacing energy loss
- Aid milk flow
- Caesarian recovery
- Post natal depression
- Stress and tiredness
- Helping with mastitis/blocked milk ducts
- Helping uterus return to it's original state.