Gabby has been trained specifically to treat clients at anytime during their pregnancy, including the first trimester. If you have a history of unstable pregnancy or miscarriage then it is sometimes advisable not to have reflexology, but Gabby is happy to discuss this with you and will always check for any contraindications before commencing treatment.
Reflexology may help with a variety of pregnancy related issues, such as
- Morning sickness
- Backache / sciatica
- Shortness of breath
- Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD) or Pelvic Disorder Syndrome (PDS)
- IBS/ Constipation / Diarrhoea
- Oedema (mild swelling in the hands/ankles)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches / migraines
- Itchy skin
- Mood swings
It is also a great way to relax before the birth of your baby, to take some time for yourself in preparation for the challenge ahead.
Over due baby
Waiting for the arrival of your baby can be a stressful time, especially as the last few weeks can be quite uncomfortable. If you have passed your due date it can be possible to trigger the onset of labour by stimulating certain reflex points.
The treatment to encourage the start of labour is quite different to a typical reflexology session. It is stimulating, energising and parts can be uncomfortable. Although reflexology with an experienced and properly trained practitioner is safe to have throughout pregnancy, it is important to be overly cautious when encouraging labour. For that reason it is recommended that you check that your midwife is happy for you to have reflexology if you are having the treatment prior to your due date, if you have been under consultant led care or have had any complications in your pregnancy.
Please note that reflexology is not a replacement to orthodox maternity care and if you have any concerns about your pregnancy or are suffering from post-natal problems please seek the advice of your GP/midwife before having reflexology.