Maternity Reflexology In Cambridge
Maternity Reflexology is a gentle treatment given to the feet and lower legs. Treating the body holistically (the body, mind and spirit unified) it encourages the body and mind to rebalance to its natural state of homeostasis.
Working on areas of the feet which correspond to the physiological framework of the body, these are stimulated by applying pressure by the fingers and thumbs. This is done using techniques such as massage, friction and stimulating pressure points.
Reflexology is very effective at preparing the body for birth and inducing labour (if in the last stages of pregnancy) and is a deeply relaxing treatment which will leave you feeling rested and recharged.
Benefits of Maternity Reflexology
Boosts circulation to both you + your baby
Relieves anxiety + hormonal imbalances
Helps promote better sleep
Relieves muscular tension + swollen feet
Helps relieve digestive problems such as constipation
Stimulates lymphatic drainage + the removal of toxins
Maternity Reflexology should be avoided if –
- you are in your first trimester of pregnancy
- you have a high risk pregnancy or history of miscarriages
- are prone to blood clots
- are experiencing cramping or bleeding
- you have foot injuries or fractures
- are going through cancer treatment, have an infection, have had recent surgery, cellulitis, thrombosis or acute allergies
If in any doubt, please gain advice from your doctor or midwife
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I had weekly Reflexology treatments throughout my second and third trimester.
I felt it really help to prepare my body for birth. My waters actually broke the evening after my last appointment!
Sophie is simply wonderful and I would recommend her to everyone.