|Reflexology before, during and after pregnancy
There are many benefits to receiving reflexology before, during and after pregnancy. Assisting the balance of hormones and the menstrual cycle is very important when planning a pregnancy, and Reflexology can help the whole body to be holistically balanced and relaxed during this time.
Common pregnancy ailments such as pregnancy sickness, fatigue, anxiety, fluid retention, swelling, backache and postnatal depression may be relieved, along with many more. Reflexology also helps to support the body through the many changes that occur, especially preparing for birth, and afterwards assisting hormone balance and the menstrual cycle as the body returns to normal.
Massage during pregnancy
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage - to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility and to just make you feel good. Carrying a baby inside you changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. It’s tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. A side lying position enables a gentle massage to be carried out on the couch and the use of pillows and cushions ensures that you are fully supported and comfortable at all times.