Pregnancy Massage is of great benefit to mother and child during the second and third trimester. It improves circulation and so flow of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues aswell as elimination of Carbon Dioxide and end products of metabolism/'toxins'. Pregnancy Massage helps to releive tension in the mother, helping to reduce and alleviate muscular aches and pains/cramps, boost energy levels and generally bring about a state of relaxation. Pregnancy Massage may also be beneficial for water retention, however Lymphatic Drainage would be recomended in this case, being more effective (see relevant page).
Maternity reflexology is useful for women during pre-conception, during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, labor and also post-natal. Reflexology will affect the hormonal, emotional and physiological balance in your body.
During pre-conception it has been shown to improve fertility.
During pregnancy, reflexology may help with the following symptoms:
Regular reflexology during pregnancy has been shown to shorten the duration of labor, with many women requiring less pain-relief. Reflexology will benefit post natal women by helping their bodies adjust hormonally after giving birth.
‘I had reflexology with Dolly during my second pregnancy. My anxiety levels were quite high during the second trimester and within one session of reflexology I was amazed at how grounded I felt. During the pregnancy I also had problems with piles and constipation which again were sorted out by Dolly, after a couple of sessions. Her professional manner and level of care is exceptional and I wholeheartedly recommend her.’ J.W.
'The treatment was incredibly relaxing and centering for me. My more recent anxiety is now gone (I'll credit you for that!) I'm feeling good. ' C.S.