Benefits of Reflexology

Benefits of Reflexology

In the initial days when couples first decide to try and conceive, they will sometimes find that it doesn’t happen as quickly or easily as they might have expected. Reflexology has been shown to help this process very successfully and naturally and eases the anxieties and pressures that we place on ourselves when attempting to achieve something we desperately want. Women trying to conceive report that using reflexology at this stage helps them to prepare themselves, both emotionally and physically for conception and many claim reflexology as a key to their success in getting pregnant naturally.

EASING AILMENTS DURING PREGNANCY

During pregnancy, reflexology has been shown to be a great help at easing the nasty niggles that moms-to-be suffer. It’s believed to help balance the hormonal and emotional rollercoaster that pregnancy creates and can ease anxiety symptoms. Alongside the emotional benefits, it can also help with many of the physical effects of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, digestive problems, heartburn, and general aches and pains.

ENCOURAGING NATURAL LABOR

Reflexology is also commonly used to help bring on a natural labor in babies reluctant to enter the world. It should only work when baby is ready and not before. In moms-to-be looking to avoid medical interventions, this could be worth a try once the hospital bag is packed and ready to go.

POST-PARTUM BENEFITS

After the joy of the new arrival, your hormones will be all over the place again. Reflexology can also be used in the time after the birth to help with the natural healing processes of the body and mind as they recover from the stresses and strains of bringing a wonderful new life into the world. It will also promote hormonal balance and can therefore help to fight off depression. In the rare instances where your new baby agrees – reflexology can help to aid sleep as well. It has also been shown to help breastfeeding moms with improving milk production and helping the menstrual cycle return to normal in the months after birth.

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