For pre-conception, conception and pregnancy
Reflexology can aide women and men who are having fertility issues by stimulating specific reflex areas during the treatment. It encourages the reproductive and hormonal system to function more effectively, regulating menstrual periods, and stimulating egg and sperm production.
All of the changes during pregnancy, both physical and emotional, can be overwhelming for some women. Maternity reflexology has been effective in treating the following common ailments many women face during various stages of pregnancy, such as: morning sickness, heartburn, fatigue, discomfort, backache, incontinence, inducing labour and assisting with infertility issues
During labour, reflexology can encourage labour particularly if the mother-to-be is overdue. During a typical labour reflexology session, pressure is applied to stimulate the pituitary gland and to induce the hormones known to speed labor and ease pain. These sessions can continue into full labour.