The time around pregnancy and child birth should be a special time filled with excitement and joy, however, it can also be quite stressful, particularly as the body is going through many changes physically and emotionally. Reflexology is a powerful tool, providing numerous benefits. Our wonderful therapist, Mel has vast experience working with expecting mothers and those having just given birth.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy considered to be a form of ancient Chinese medicine involving treatment by massage of reflex areas found in the feet.
Based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body, with the right foot representing the right side of the body and the left foot representing the left side of the body. Every part of both feet corresponds to a part of the body. There are reflex areas on the soles of the foot, the top of the foot and on the sides of the foot and the reflex areas (reflexes) are arranged to form a map of the body in the feet. There are similar reflex areas found in the hands.
Pregnancy Reflexology offers a response, perfectly adapted to this special and important time in your life. Since the major organs are mirrored through our feet, by stimulating or sedating specific points, the corresponding organ is nourished with fresh chi (energy). Imbalances or stagnated old chi in the body is released; balance and health are restored, energy level improved, relaxation and rejuvenation enjoyed. This is most useful as it feels like we are working directly on the organ, giving them a ‘real’ massage but without being directly in contact with them.
- breast engorgement (giving you relief & comfort)
- hormonal imbalances
- lactation (regulate the flow)
- perineal pain (to encourage tissue repair & blood flow)
Treatments are available for 60 | 90 minutes.