Pregnancy and Labour Reflexology
Pregnancy Reflexology aims to optimise the physical and emotional health during pregnancy through working on specific reflex points on the feet. Pregnancy Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy, even during the first trimester. Pregnancy reflexology may help with the following pregnancy related symptoms:
water retention, especially in feet and lower leg
- hormonal imbalance
- skin problems
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefitted from pregnancy reflexology and in fact two recent studies have shown that regular pregnancy reflexology significantly reduced pain during labour, reduced the length of the first stage of labour and improved the quality of sleep in post-natal women. Since my fascination and love of reflexology began when I was pregnant with my first daughter I am naturally a huge supporter of pregnancy reflexology, at the very least it allows you time away from the stresses of everyday life and gives you a place where you can really focus on yourself and growing baby.