Reflexology for a Healthy Pregnancy
"I'm not sure what I would have done without Oriana. She got rid of my morning sickness, sore and swollen feet, and she helped me sleep like a baby even when I got huge. I just wish I had found her sooner. Next pregnancy I will see her from day one." Durham, NC
Reflexology can be a wonderful addition to your pregnancy plan. When used with an expert approach, reflexology can safely and gently nurture mind, body, and spirit of both mother and baby. It's important to remember that while in the womb, mother and baby are intimately and physiologically connected, therefore all stress and emotions felt by the mother, are in turn felt by the baby. When you are stressed, your baby is stressed. When you are sad, angry and frustrated, your baby is being impacted by all of these emotions as well.
For some women pregnancy is a joy and they sail through their trimesters with only the occasional food craving or a few minutes of morning sickness. For others this may sound like a work of fiction. All kinds of pregnant women can reap the benefits of regular Reflexology treatments during pregnancy. Reflexology has a substantial amount of research behind it to suggest it is a must-have therapy for all pregnancies. You'll be pleased to know that clients who get reflexology regularly throughout their pregnancy report the following benefits:
- Improves Sleep
- Relieves Backaches
- Relieves Heartburn
- Relieves Morning Sickness
- Soothes Sore Feet
- Relieves Anxiety
- Relaxes Whole Body
- Increases Circulation
- Alleviates Hemorrhoids
- Strengthens Immune system (and in turn the baby's)
- Increases Energy
- Alleviates Swelling
- Alleviates Headaches
- Relieves Breast Tenderness
- Relieves Constipation
Furthermore, Reflexology has been shown to reduce long labor times substantially when given regularly throughout the pregnancy.
Is there anything more blissful than Reflexology during the babymoon? Ease into motherhood with baby in your arms during a postpartum session. Soothe the body after the marathon of labor, speed the recovery process, and balance the endocrine system. Babies are always welcome in the treatment room and they love Reflexology too! If postpartum is presenting with more than the usual challenges of sleep loss the sessions will feel all the more welcome.
- Increased Milk Supply
- Decrease in "Baby-Weight"
- Improved Sleep
- Rebalancing of Endocrine System (Hormones)
- Alleviates Postpartum Depression
- Increased Overall Well-Being of Both Mama and Baby (since when mama is happy, baby is happy)
Reflexology is also a fantastic choice for helping your spouse/partner with any anxiety or stress they may be experiencing during the pregnancy. Back-to-back sessions in the comfort of your own home are always available.
Each pregnancy is unique, and reflexology is a natural choice to assist you, your baby and your family to enjoy a happy, healthy, joyful pregnancy. I make home visits free of charge if you are within 20 minutes of Downtown Hillsborough. If you are further away, I charge an extra $5. Click here to book your first session and see what all the fuss is about!