Reflexology in Pregnancy and Labour

reflexology in pregnancy

Reflexologist Sharron Roughton specialises in supporting the Maternity Journey through Pregnancy and Labour.

A reflexology treatment during pregnancy allows time for you to relax and put your feet up. As your body is going through many changes, physically, hormonally and emotionally, reflexology will support you at every stage of your pregnancy. Reflexology offers you a sense of calm, relaxation and usually an improvement in your sleeping.

For those who are pregnant – reflexology helps to relieve pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, nausea, insomnia, fatigue, headaches and swollen legs. Many women enjoy reflexology throughout their pregnancy to help stay relaxed and prepare for their body changes and their new baby. Some people also use it to encourage labour if they are near or past their due date. It’s thought that it may stimulate the release hormones to encourage the body to naturally get labour started. Midwives and Health Care Professionals are warming towards the benefits of reflexology.

As with many branches of complementary medicine, the results of reflexology can’t easily be quantified, but there there are clear benefits, including reducing the stress and anxiety when trying to conceive, to possibly aiding conception and balancing wellbeing. Fertility and Pregnancy can sometimes be a complex and difficult journey for some.