What is Reproductive Reflexology?
A specialist area of reflexology which seeks to balance the hormonal system of the body ~ the system involved in reproduction, conception, pregnancy & beyond. 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. 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. Post birth can be a difficult time, particularly first time around when everything is new, your baby is not settling or if you have little support around you. It’s likely that you will be feeling exhausted from lack of sleep & emotionally drained. Your birth experience may have been far from what you’d imagined, or you may have been trying to conceive for many years ~ overwhelm is an easy space to slip into. Self-care might although essential, may feel way done on our list of priorities.
Reproductive reflexology is gentle and effective treatment for stress and relaxation and seems to offer a level of emotional support which clients love, especially as part of your post birth healing. We seek to balance the hormonal system, so this can be a great way to get your periods back on track, balance out the pregnancy hormones as they start to drop, support milk supplies if you are breast feeding, ease feelings of doubt & depression and generally support your emotional & mental health. Keeping the hormones balanced as they drop can be key in alleviating post-natal depression, especially if there is history.