"the family is one of nature's masterpieces" George Santayana
The journey from conception to birth can affect individuals and couples on a physical, mental and emotional level. At Heart and Soles, Julie uses reflexology to support clients on a natural birth journey helping them to remain calm and stress free.
Lifestyle factors can have a great influence on conception. Diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to reduce stress and anxiety promote physical and psychological wellbeing.
Recent Studies have shown that reflexology can:
It has also shown that stress during pregnancy increases complications (3)
1st Trimester (1 - 13 weeks) : Reflexology may help with relaxation, hormone balance, morning sickness, tiredness and headaches.
2nd Trimester (14 - 27 weeks) : Reflexology may help with relaxation, constipation and piles.
3rd Trimester (28 - 40 weeks) : Reflexology may help with relaxation, anxiety, backache, heartburn and sleep disturbance.
It is not uncommon for women to go beyond their due date. By using special techniques on specific reflex points on the feet, deep relaxation may be achieved promoting the natural onset of labour.
After 9 months of physical and emotional change reflexology can help speed up the recovery period. It may help with: