Reflexology in Pregnancy
‘A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty’ –
Reflexology during pregnancy is recommended after the first trimeaster. After the initial excitement of hearing the wonderful news of your pregnancy, this could be the time to organise a health regime for yourself throughout your pregnancy. To help you relax and maintain well-being for your body, mind and spirit.
The arrival of a baby into the world is the most eventful time in your life. Reflexology may be able to help you throughout your pregnancy by having regular treatments to assist you with focusing on relaxation. Which may in turn assist with a straightforward labour and birth.
We encounter many conditions during pregnancy, most common conditions are *Hyperemisis, Sciatica, Tiredness, & Heartburn, although many of our clients simply come for a treatment to relax.
*Morning sickness or Hyperemesis is severe of continued sickness during pregnancy and is quite common for about seven out of every ten women. It can lead to hospitalisation as it can cause dehydtaion. Vomiting and/or nausea is not just in the morning, it can occur any time of the day. Thankfully for the majority, this stops around week 14. If you are struggling to keep food and water down for a prolonged period of time you should consult your doctor.
Often clients turn to holistic treatments when all else fails. Perhaps you have gone down the traditional route, attending your GP and not really feeling any better. As reflexologists, we cannot promise to heal but case studies from many clients have shown that this therapy can make a difference to many health conditions. Many ailments are brought on by stress and in the fast paced lives we lead its not surprising that so many of us suffer from anxiety, stress, insomnia, the list is endless. Just relaxing and taking the stress out of your life can in itself improve many of these conditions, and if nothing else, you will enjoy this therapeutic foot massage, an hour to yourself sounds pretty good, doesn’t it!!!
This holistic therapy available for anyone at any age. We use gentle manipulation by pressing on parts of the feet and hands to produce an effect on different parts of the body. It is a science because it is based on physiological and neurological study. Occasionally, it is not suitable for everyone to receive a treatment. During your free consultation at Beauty Haven, we will determine which therapy is best suited to your needs. Everyone receives a bespoke treatment which is specifically tailored for you. We talk to you about your wellbeing and any points that require attention.
What to expect during treatment
A consultation sheet will be completed taking into account medical and any health problems. A list of prescription drugs will be noted. This is your chance to ask any questions and your expectations from the treatment. Socks and shoes will be removed and you can lie down on a treatment couch and switch off, perhaps even fall asleep. The therapist will use thumb pressure on points on your feet.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
Talk to your reflexologist about how you feel after your treatment, giving feedback will be a tremendous help in devising a treatment plan and which areas to pay particular attention to. Most common post treatment reactions can include: going to the toilet more, this is due to the kidneys being stimulated to produce more urine, feeling nauseous, headaches, post nasal drip, all of these symptoms are temporary and are the bodies way of getting rid of excess toxin. They usually pass within 24 hours. Not everyone suffers from symptoms such as these, it does not mean the treatment has not worked.
Reflexology assists the body to restore its equilibrium. After the first treatment the tension in your body may reduce and a feeling of relaxation may ensue. You may feel lighter, happier and your sleep patterns could improve.
A typical session lasts for one hour, but we understand not everyone wants a full hour, therefore we can offer a 30 minute or 45 minute treatment, depending on your needs. A course of treatments is recommended to feel the full benefit.
Everyday life puts lots of strains and stresses on the body. Now is the time to take control and responsibility for your health and deal with any issues as they arise. For advice please call the salon and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you.