Fertility Reflexology is a branch of reflexology aimed specifically at women during the pre-conception period.
Emma specialises in Fertility Reflexology, which may help during pre-conception to get your body into optimum condition. She has worked in this area for over ten years, often with success and has accumulated case studies of women who have conceived after receiving reflexology with her. She has studied a range of advanced reflexology techniques in this area and welcomes new research.
Each client is treated holistically, looking at the whole person (mind and body) rather than just the presenting symptoms. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual client and their circumstances. A treatment will usually include nutritional and lifestyle advice, as well as the teaching of self-help reflexology techniques.
It is a non-intrusive, relaxing and nurturing complementary health therapy, which involves applying special pressure and massage techniques to reflex points in the feet or hands, which are thought to correspond to parts of the body. The aim is to try and help the client achieve a balanced state of health and wellbeing to prepare for the incoming soul.
Every person is individual and reflexology is designed to work alongside medical health care not to replace it.
Reflexology and conception
How can it help you?
Reflexology may be able to help when a woman is having difficulty conceiving particularly where there is a history of miscarriage or when the problem is psychological rather than physical. Worry about fertility issues can almost become self-fulfilling. This is because you often can’t get pregnant until you relax and you can’t relax when you are worried that you can’t get pregnant. Just worrying and being anxious about the possibility of not being able to have children can create the very physical conditions that prevent conception in the first place.
Often there may be a genuine physical problem, such as a disorder in the reproductive system and in these cases women should follow their Doctors advice. Reflexology can support these cases and help to balance out the system but it is the non-physical causes of infertility that I have noted most success with. These cases can often be triggered by many legitimate concerns such as their relationship, the responsibility of having children or changes in your job or career. For some women just the thought of becoming pregnant and changing to the role of mother can cause tension on a subconscious level even if they aren’t totally aware of it, it may even be related to issues from the past.
Deep relaxation can alleviate stress and tension enabling conception to take place – how many couples do you know who have conceived on their summer holiday? Reflexology provides a deep sense of relaxation and the released energy gently stimulates the reproductive organs and promotes normal glandular functioning.
I have heard of many instances where people have been trying for a long time to conceive then when booked for IVF they conceive naturally even before starting the treatment. The same also seems to apply with cases I have seen of reflexology treatments being started after a long period of being unable to conceive. Conception often comes easily once treatments are regular.
Many couples who are having difficulty conceiving are told there is nothing wrong physically and that their problem is primarily psychological. Non-physical causes of sub-fertility often lie in unnecessary stress and worry. Reflexology encourages a deep relaxation which alleviates stress and tension so that conception may take place.
Reflexology works on balancing all of the body systems to provide a healthy body for conception to take place. Gentle pressure to reflex points balances the hormonal system and stimulates the reproductive organs. Both women and men can benefit from treatments for individual reasons. It has also been noted that babies whose mothers have received pre-conceptual treatment are seldom bad tempered.
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Full Story: 09 September 2011 – www.dailymail.co.uk