Reflexology has many health benefits and, if included in a pre-conceptual care programme, can increase well-being, balance hormones, assist ovulation and help to reduce stress, which can have a negative effect on fertility.
Reflexology will also work alongside medical treatments a couple may be having when stress levels are likely to be extremely high.
During the second and third trimesters, reflexology can optimise the physical and emotional health of the woman by helping with health issues associated with pregnancy. It can also help prepare for delivery, whilst promoting relaxation.
Research has shown that women who have regular treatments throughout pregnancy have more natural births, shorter labours and faster recovery after delivery.
Having reflexology after the birth of the baby can bring the body back into balance, help to prevent post natal depression, improve sleep, promote lactation and reduce the anxieties and worries that new mothers often experience. It can also help with general healing after giving birth.