What is Reproductive Reflexology?
This is a specialised area which seeks to balance the hormonal system of the body ~ the system which is involved in reproduction and conception. Reflexology works by creating a state of “homeostasis” ~ a state of balance in the body. This is the point at which the body can instigate self-healing.
The roots of reflexology go back thousands of years and was used in some form in the ancient civilisations of Egypt and China. Areas of the feet ~ the reflexes, are believed to correspond with areas of the body. By massaging these points, we can affect change in the corresponding areas of the body.
This is a gentle, effective & non-invasive therapy which is great if you are experiencing stress. Stress as we know can play a part in fertility issues, although it is rarely the only factor involved. Reflexology induces relaxation and seems to offer a level of emotional support, which clients really appreciate. This can help if you have experienced loss through miscarriage, still birth or termination.
In reproductive reflexology, we work to balance the hormonal system. If you are experiencing any menstrual cycle issues this can be an indication that the hormones are not optimally balanced. This could include painful bleeds, irregular cycles, no bleeds, “scanty” bleeds or spotting. Or you may have a condition associated with oestrogen dominance PCOS, PCO, endometriosis, fibroids and polyps. A menstrual bleed should not be painful. It should start with a slower pink/red flow, which then becomes “full” red flow. Brown spotting at the beginning or end can indicate a misaligned womb. Red spotting at the beginning can indicate lower progesterone levels. Good levels of this hormone are necessary for the uterine lining to thicken sufficiently for implantation to occur. These
can all be addressed with this therapy.