Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a womans life. As a baby develops and grows hw/she can put a strain on the mothers changing body.
Reflexology is a wonderful therapy which can really help with minor ailments of pregnancy
Benefits of Reflexology during pregnancy;
1.Reduce morning sickness, which persists past 3 months. Reflexology is recommended by The National Maternity Hospital , Holles Street Dublin.
2.Helps relieve heartburn and indigestion, constipation and haemorroids, low back pain, labour sciatica and sympysis pubis diastasis.
3. Prepares the body for labour by balancing the body systems, especially the endocrine system which governs the labour process.
4.The length of labour can be very much reduced by having regular reflexology treatments in the weeks prior to the expected date of delivery.
5.During labour Reflexology can be used to boost energy levels and aid relaxation between contractions.It helps with pain control by stimulating the production of endorphins.
6.Reflexology can be used either to stimulate contractions in labour or sedate contractions when labour is inco-ordinated.
7.Babies born to mothers who had regular reflexology are very calm, suckle better and are less prone to colic.
8.Using Reflexology after labour can help expel a retained placenta, can promote rapid healing of episiotomies, will encourage breast milk production and can help relieve urinary retention.
COMMON AILMENTS IN PREGNANCY TREATED WITH REFLEXOLOGY;
- Morning sickness / Heartburn
- Gestational Diabetes
- Carpel Tunnel syndrome
- Pelvic Pain
- Leg cramps / Restless legs
- Symphasis pubis Diastasis