Reflexology for Fertility Issues
Trying to conceive? How reflexology may help you
I have undertaken advanced training in Infertility with Barbara Scott, acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts in working with couples undergoing assisted fertility treatment. I am happy to treat women at any stage in their fertility planning, whether they are enhancing their general health before trying for a baby, experiencing problems with conception or require help and guidance during pregnancy. For more information on the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists of which I am a member please click the link.
Many of my clients are undergoing fertility treatment with conventional medical practitioners. I work in a way that enhance their therapies and boost the chances of success using their body's own mechanisms.
Having a child of your own is one of the most enriching experiences that a couple can have.
However, an increasing number of women are finding it difficult to conceive with as many as one in three couples experiencing fertility problems. Of these, one in six will seek medical help with conception.
Getting help to get pregnant can be both stressful and expensive with private medicine sometimes only available to those who can afford it. Complementary therapy may provide help and support for only a fraction of the price.
Many couples who are finding it difficult to conceive have found natural help through reflexology. Research suggests that on average about 50% of clients seeking help through reflexology for fertility issues find themselves pregnant within 6 months of commencing treatment. I am very proud to report that my personal success rate in this area is 70%. 40% of these women had previously miscarried at least once and 90% of them had been trying for many months (sometimes years) unsuccessfully. The remaining 10% were existing clients that used reflexology as a part of their pre-conceptual care.
There are no guarantees of course, but many clients have found reflexology has helped them to conceive where everything else has failed. Reflexology is incredibly calming and relaxing and may help balance the hormones that are fundamental to the optimum functioning of the reproductive system. Reflexology may be particularly beneficial for women suffering from endometriosis and PCOS for example.
Stress and conception
There is no doubt that stress and anxiety can play a very significant factor in an individuals ability to conceive and reflexology is highly succesful as a method of managing and reducing stress. Often, the longer you are trying to conceive, the greater the stress, and a viscious cycle can be triggered. Reflexology may help reduce this stress which in turn leads to improvements in overall health.
About 98% of all early miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the foetus. A first trimester miscarriage is always an emotional time for the woman even with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. The loss of a wanted or long awaited precious pregnancy is devastating. A late miscarriage is a truly grievous event. My treatments aim to encourage the body to rebalance, and the mind to accept, so that you can move forward once again.
If there is a risk of foetal loss due to other causes, such as habitual miscarriage, when the client has reflexology her being is more balanced and so there is a good possibility that she will be able to maintain her pregnancy.
"I found Debi's website back in 2009 after failing to conceive for our first baby. Debi showed empathy to my circumstances and talked me through everything. I loved the reflexology sessions and came away after each one feeling far more positive. She helped to rebalance my hormone levels and regulate my monthly cycle. After roughly 6 treatments I was amazed when I had a positive pregnancy test!! I continued to have regular reflexology throughout my pregnancy which resulted in a beautiful baby boy. I had absolutely no hesitation in seeing Debi again when my husband and I decided to try for our second child. I conceived within 4 months this time which was amazing! I now have two beautiful boys that I owe credit to Debi for helping bring in to the world and an added bonus is that Debi has also become a firm friend too." CB
"After 4 miscarriages, lots of tests and a real heartbreaking time for me and my partner, we thought our dreams would never come true. I started weekly treatment with Debi and automatically felt different. My attitude towards our dream started to pick up again and she made me believe it was possible. Three months down the line I fell pregnant. Debi not only worked her magic but also helped calm the nerves and anxiety I've felt before. Now I'm 27 weeks pregnant and our dream has become reality. I cannot thank Debi enough for all the effort she has put into me. Now to think that we finally get to be a family is just amazing. Can't recommend her enough." KO
"I just wanted to say a massive Thank You for your support and encouragement along our journey to have James, our little miracle!! The reflexology sessions were wonderful and very relaxing and obviously helped bring our little boy into our lives, for which I will be forever grateful. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family." JG
"Going to see Debi was a breath of fresh air. She listened and enabled me to express all my worries! And approximately 8 sessions later I was pregnant! Not only did we get through the journey of conception together but through the ups and downs of pregnancy too. I am eternally grateful. "KS
*Maternity Reflexology is a complementary health support for fertility issues and maternity clients and is not a substitute for obstetric or medical care.