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Prenatal Reflexology — A Gentle, Nurturing Touch for You and Your Baby

Pregnancy is a significant time in a woman’s life filled with joy, anticipation, and sometimes discomfort. My prenatal reflexology aims to enhance your wellness, alleviating the discomforts, stresses and changes associated with this pivotal stage in your life. It’s a holistic approach to wellness during pregnancy that creates balance in your body and mind.
Dealing with vitamin deficiencies, food aversions and morning sickness — it’s no wonder pregnancy can feel like an uphill battle at times. Many expectant mothers feel uncomfortable and fatigued leaving them feeling overwhelmed and miserable at this time. This hands-on therapy prepares you for the arrival of your baby and provides a gentle, safe method for easing labour pain and postpartum discomfort.
As the ancient Chinese proverb says, “The feet are the roots of the tree of life.” Reflexologists worldwide recognise the deep truth in this wisdom, using it to guide their practice.

Benefits of Reflexology during Pregnancy

Reflexology during pregnancy can provide you with physical, emotional, and energetic support. Many expecting mothers report that this therapy has been transformative for them, and studies show that over ninety percent of pregnant women feel more relaxed, more at ease, less anxious about labour pains, and more prepared for delivery. They’ve also noted reduced anxiety about labour and the possibility of a C-section. With prenatal reflexology, many have found their labour to be more manageable, which, in turn, results in a quicker delivery for both mother and baby. I view reflexology as an empowering tool for expecting women, providing a deeper understanding of their bodies and promoting a calmer, more confident mindset during labour.

How Prenatal Reflexology Works

It is perfectly normal to experience a wide range of emotions and physical discomforts during pregnancy. Reflexology can help bring balance to your body and mind. Here’s how it can help:
  • Improved blood circulation: this therapy can alleviate swelling in your feet and ankles, a common issue during pregnancy;
  • Pain relief: During pregnancy, your body produces the hormone oxytocin that loosens the ligaments in your body, joints, and muscles. Reflexology can reduce pain in your back, pelvis, and other areas through relaxation;
  • Enhanced sleep quality: Reflexology can help you sleep better by reducing stress and anxiety;
  • Reduced labour pains: Many women have found relief from labour pain through prenatal reflexology sessions. It relaxes your mind and body and prevents back pain and leg cramps during labour;
  • Increased Energy Levels: Reflexology boosts energy levels, reduces water retention, and promotes better sleep patterns for both mother and baby.

What is Labour Reflexology?

Pregnancy reflexology for labour is a natural way to prepare your body for your due date. Reflexologists apply pressure to specific points on your feet to stimulate the uterus, the cervix and the pineal gland in order to bring labour on time, naturally.
Some mums-to-be feel nervous, excited or confused at the idea of giving birth and choose reflexology as a way to fuel the production of oxytocin. This hormone can reduce anxiety and encourage a timely birth and early bonding with the baby.
Labour reflexology encourages hormonal balance in your body and can help you approach your due date and labour with relaxation and confidence.

Safety of Reflexology During Pregnancy

Your safety and comfort are my highest priority. As a certified therapist, I ensure that reflexology treatments are safe and adapted to your specific needs throughout pregnancy. Each session begins with a comprehensive consultation so I can understand you, your health challenges and your needs. This open communication allows us to address any concerns and guide you through each step of the process. I am deeply committed to the principle of informed consent and it guides each step of our therapies. This therapy should be a pleasant experience and it’s important that you feel at ease during your reflexology treatment. By maintaining open communication and supporting your individual needs, I’m able to adjust your treatment to you.
Reflexology is safe at any stage in your pregnancy, however, statistically, you are more likely to miscarry during the first 3 months of your pregnancy. As a precaution, I always wait after the first trimester before I make your appointment.
This therapy is generally safe for individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, or epilepsy, but it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before trying anything new during pregnancy.

Our Approach to Antenatal Reflexology

Every woman’s path to wellness during pregnancy is unique. I take the time to understand your personal wellness journey, tailoring each session to your individual needs. During pregnancy, each day can be different. Sessions are designed to give you the utmost benefits from each treatment, preparing you for your baby’s arrival and assisting with discomfort, changes and pain relief before labour, during labour and post-delivery.

Meet Catherine Roe

I am the founder of Amatouch and a certified ITEC Holistic Massage & Reflexology Therapist and IFPA Aromatherapist. I am dedicated to promoting relaxation, peace, and harmony before and during pregnancy and believe that this practice aligns perfectly with my belief that everyone deserves a nurturing touch. My reflexology and massage therapies aim to empower women on their journey to holistic well-being.

Experience Holistic well-being During Pregnancy

Are you ready to experience the healing touch of antenatal reflexology?
Call for a consultation or book your appointment today and take your first step towards an easier, more balanced, relaxed, and joyful pregnancy.

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