I have undertaken advanced Maternity Reflexology training with Suzanne Enzer, a highly respected Midwife and Maternity Reflexologist. I have discovered some excellent techniques to offer support to pregnant ladies as well as post-natal mothers. I am really enjoying working in this field as reflexology helps women deal with hormonal and physical changes of pregnancy, prepare for birth and encourage mothers to recover physically and emotionally after birth.
Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by women during pregnancy. Reflexology treatments may put you in the best possible condition for whatever type of birthing you experience.
Reflexology improves general well-being, is very pleasant to receive, and induces a deep relaxation so your body can adjust more smoothly to the major changes required at this time. Treatments help ease or prevent the many discomforts and ailments commonly associated with pregnancy. Reflexology is a safe treatment to receive throughout the pregnancy. Though more precautions are taken in the first trimester of pregnancy, a client may benefit from sessions from before conception till well after the baby's birth.
It reduces the effects of stress and modern day pressures on mother and baby: improves vitality, circulation, breathing, digestion and sleep and helps normalise blood pressure.
Reflexology has established its reputation and popularity by the effective results people experience. Trials have found that those receiving regular treatments during pregnancy tend to deliver closer to term and have shorter labours. With many expectant mothers having to work close up to their expected due dates, with a risk of going into labour already exhausted, the restorative effects of reflexology may be immensely valuable. It helps prime your body for birthing.
If your baby does not arrive on time I may use PRIMING FOR LABOUR techniques after your due date to encourage labour.
Reflexology offers a natural and safe way of helping you to cope with the rapid changes your body goes through during pregnancy and might help with related conditions that may arise such as:
MATERNITY WARD (Testimonials)
"This is the first time that I have had a course of reflexology and it made such a huge difference to my pregnancy. I just feel so good and Debi designed the treatments to suit my needs. In fact it was so beneficial I am continuing my treatment now my baby has been born". Marissa B
"The ante natal reflexology worked really well - my first session resulted in a masive toxin "flush" from my body and I felt better and more "at one" with myself than I had throughout my pregnancy. I also suffered from a painful hip from day one (presume it was the pressure of where she was lying) and again, after every session I slept better than I had in ages.
At my due date, Debi tried an induction technique which she intensified once I was 3 days overdue. The next day I felt really "niggly" and my blood pressure had gone labile which meant I had to go into Worcester for monitoring. They induced me straight away but found I was 2cm dilated and having contractions that I couldn't feel!! My labour lasted an hour and a half and I pushed for 2 contractions. I had no pain relief. Fantastic. I am sure the reflexology played a huge part in my already being in early labour and how relaxed I felt through pregnancy and labour itself." Sarah B
"I had reflexology when I was pregnant. Debi was fantastic. It was the first time I'd had reflexology and Debi was really lovely, she made me feel completely at ease. My baby was facing the wrong way and after a couple of sessions she turned around. The reflexology also seemed to help with all the other aches and pains of later pregnancy (back ache, tiredness, nausea). It was also just nice to have some real "me time" and be pampered. It was very relaxing and I slept for hours afterwards." Annie J
"I am very pleased that I "found" Debi in time to benefit from the treatments and chats. Having my regular reflexology session throughout my pregnancy really helped me to relax especially while I was still working. I frequently fell asleep! The reflexology helped to relieve many of my preganancy symptoms such as backache and constipation. Debi is easy to talk to about all areas of pregnancy and made me feel more like a friend than a client." Liz H-S