Reflexology Foot Massage
Reflexology is a traditional foot massage which works to stimulate your innate healing abilities by massaging reflex points on the feet which correspond with areas of your body. The difference between Reflex Touch and traditional Reflexology is in the pressure of the touch. While Reflex Touch practitioners still use the same principals as reflexology, the massage techniques we use during the treatment are very gentle which helps you to reach deeper levels of relaxation.
Many women & birthing people are now choosing to have reflexology throughout their pregnancy & beyond as it can offer support with common conditions that can arise during pregnancy such as constipation, low back pain, heartburn, anxiety, depression or to help prepare your body for birthing.
By choosing Reflex Touch you are choosing a more gentle and refined alternative to traditional reflexology, allowing for greater levels of relaxation which can have huge benefits for you and your baby. This relaxing treatment can offer an alternative to traditional medical stimulation of labour by allowing for space and reassurance which can stimulate Oxytocin, the love hormone.
What the research says about reflexology in pregnancy and perinatal period:
Two studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour and reduced the length of the first stage of labour.
One study showed improved quality of sleep in post-natal women
One study showed that 6 weekly treatments of reflexology prior to giving birth on for women who experienced low back and/or pelvic girdle pain during their pregnancy significantly reduced the second stage of labour by 44.3 minutes.
Reduced pain and stress levels for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain.
Foot reflexology was found to have a positive effect in lowering the total anxiety scores of women in labour.
£50 per hour session
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, I will be following the government guidance for close contact service providers including carrying out a risk assessment at booking and wearing appropriate PPE during your treatment.