Being a fully accredited Jayarani Way (Gentle Birth Practitioner) and a Birth Doula. http;//www.jeyarani.com I have worked with hundreds of pregnant mums and seen many physical, emotional and mental changes that can happen during all stages of pregnancy.
Each system of your body is working extremely hard to accommodate your beautiful growing baby, Internal organs can become tired, overworked and sluggish and in need of some calming, balancing or a little boost,
I have seen the astounding effects reflexology has on pregnant mums. How nurtured they feel, how relaxed they become. Creating a harmonious peaceful environment for which baby can grow. Happy mummy, happy baby.
Regular reflexology treatments can help restore balance within your body and help prepare you for these changes. It can also help you to view your pregnancy in a more positive way by reinforcing your self confidence and encouraging a sense of wellbeing.
Reflexology can help to ease the following symptoms of pregnancy:
Nausea, and heartburn
Fluid retention/ oedema in hands and feet.
Anxiety, stress and insomnia
Blood pressure regulation
Muscular fatigue and tension
Constipation or any other change in bowl movement
Urinary tract problems
Inflexibility of the pelvic floor
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
Research done by Dr. Gowri Motha, has shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shortened labour and may require less pain relief.
Preparation for Labour.
As a Reflexologist and `Birth Doula I have attended many home births and hospital births. Each birth was very different and beautiful in its own way. I have huge empathy and understanding to each and every mum I work with.
How can reflexology help
As the final stages approaches, the body starts to release a beautiful cocktail of birthing hormones, each hormone has an important role to play before and throughout the birthing process. Sometimes these can be disrupted by stress hormones which in turn can delay the onset of labour.
Reflexology can help by encouraging the body to excrete the feel good hormones for eg. oxytocin (the hormone that makes your uterus contract).
As your reflexologist I will concentrate on all the areas that are most needed in preparation for the birthing process.
When your mind and body are relaxed then amazing things can happen.
See what other Mums had to say about receiving treatments from me.
Get in touch.
My approach for all new maternity clients is to have a detailed consultation about your health and your pregnancy (including your birth plans) and any other symptoms that you are experiencing. I am here to help you feel comfortable and completely at ease and to help answer to the best of my knowledge any questions you may have about your pregnancy, birth and beyond.