Reflexology is a natural healing art; a hands-on technique for activating the healing responses of the body. Every part of the body has a reflex area on the feet. When the reflexes are stimulated, messages are carried along the neural pathways to the corresponding body part and this triggers the body to go to a state of balance or normal functioning.
The application of gentle pressure to specific points located on the soles of the feet stimulates the healing process throughout the body. Instead of relying on medication to solve health problems, more and more people turn to reflexology as a safe and effective way of helping the body heal itself.
Maternity treatments are aimed specifically at women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
Reflexologycan help alleviate the imbalance and significant emotional, hormonal and physical changes experienced during pregnancy. Research shows that women who have received regular reflexology and reiki treatments during pregnancy are more likely to experience a restored equilibrium, and are more likely to have a shorter labour with less need for pain relief.