At Cheshire Lasers Clinic, Sharron Roughton provides Reflexology for Pre-Conception Care
Whats is Reflexology?
Reflexology is based on the principle that certain reflex points on the feet are linked to different organs of the body. When the points on the foot are stimulated by massage, it is thought that this then stimulates the corresponding organ.
How can Reflexology help for Pre-Conception care?
Reflexology may enhance fertility by improving blood circulation throughout the body. This encourages the elimination of toxins from the body as well as aiding relaxation and reduces stress, all factors that may affect the body’s natural cycle and balance. Ultimately this can have a positive effect on wellbeing and encourage the body’s natural healing, and best possible conditions for conception to occur.
Reflexology can Enhance your general health in preparation for conception. Supporting you safely and effectively to enhance your natural fertility. Reflexology may help couples with fertility problems by strengthening the immune system, balancing the hormone production necessary for conception to occur. It also promotes good health and vitality in the reproductive organs, which includes helping to regulate periods, promote ovulation, reduce PMS, reduce the chances of miscarriage and also help increase sperm quality and quantity.
Fertility problems can be very stressful and a course of reflexology can also provide the relaxation needed to help return the body to its natural balance ready for parenthood.
Is Reflexology for Pre-Conception care just for women?
No ideally both the male & female partners would have treatments, particularly in the cases of unexplained infertility.
When is the best time to start Reflexology for Pre-Conception care?
Ideally, 3 months is the best time for couples to start preparing, as it takes this long to produce healthy sperm and 1 month for a healthy egg.
Does Reflexology for Pre-Conception care work?
An increasing number of women have found that the ancient art of reflexology can make a difference. Many believe that regular treatments helped them become pregnant.
In order to have maximum effect, Sharron will take a holistic approach, in case anything else may be preventing pregnancy occurring. Stresses or worries at home or work, for example, can negatively impact on the body’s equilibrium. Lifestyle factors – diet, exercise and water intake are also important.
Some years ago a Devon-based reflexologist, Jane Holt, was involved in the setting up of a randomised controlled research trial. The trial was undertaken at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, ‘to determine the effectiveness of reflexology in ovulation induction’. Around 30 women, from a total of roughly 100, apparently became pregnant. Unfortunately, detailed results of this very small survey are hard to come by. Therefore anecdotal evidence is the best that we can do at present.