Reflexology During Pregnancy
What is reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient healing therapy. It is based on the theory that there are reflex points relating to all of the body’s structures and systems on the feet.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology reduces tension and anxiety. It promotes relaxation and the feeling of wellbeing. It relaxes the mind and body and helps the body eliminate toxins. Most clients feel energised after a treatment. It can be beneficial for the following conditions:
- Stress, Anxiety
- Sinusitis and General Colds
- Bowel Disorders e.g. Constipation, Irritable Bowel
- Menstrual Problems – cramps, ovarian cysts, irregular periods
- Disturbed Sleep
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Sciatica, Back Ache, SPD
- After stress, illness or disease the body is imbalanced. Reflexology restores balance and harmony to the body by clearing congested reflexes.
Who is reflexology for?
Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy for all. It can be used to treat infants, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly. You do not have to be ill to have Reflexology, it is a very relaxing therapy and a real treat.
How often should I have a treatment?
Regular reflexology treatments are a good way to keep your health in check. Even if you are not sick, a regular reflexology treatment will boost your immune system and act as an ideal prevention of ill health. Regular treatments will maintain properly balanced systems.
Can I have reflexology if I am on medication?
If you are ill and on medication, reflexology can be used as a complementary therapy along with medical treatment. Full details of your condition will be taken at your first consultation and you will be required to check with you doctor that reflexology will not interfere with your medication. Or even better, check with your doctor that they are happy for you to have reflexology before you make an appointment. Many doctors and consultants are recognising the benefits of this anxiety relieving and calming therapy.
Saffron Hennigan www.bumpbabyandbeyond.com
Saffron Hennigan is a practicing reflexologist for 10 years. She specialises in Maternity Reflexology but has a busy practice of clients who are not pregnant also. She is a mother of 3 children and has found reflexology to be of great benefit to her children over the years for colds, sleeping, tummy bugs, relaxing them or just a little treat with Mummy! Saffron had regular reflexology treatments during her 3 pregnancies and 2 of her labours were accelerated with reflexology. She is also qualified in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Pregnancy Yoga, Indian Head Massage, Baby Massage and Children’s Yoga.
She incorporates some of these other disciplines into a consulation with a client if applicable. Saffron is a member of the Irish Reflexology Institute so you can claim back some of the cost of a treatment with her if Reflexology is on your health insurance policy.