What is Reproductive Reflexology?
This is a specialised area which works to balance the endocrine system, the part that is involved in reproduction and the menstrual cycle. 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 and effective treatment for stress and relaxation and seems to offer a level of emotional support which clients love. Stress and cortisol levels can play a major part in hormonal imbalance, since the building blocks for progesterone are the same ones used to “build” cortisol ~ the body will always seek to protect before it deals with reproduction & menstruation.
A menstrual bleed should not be painful, although we have conditioning that tells us it should. It should start with a slower flow, which then becomes “full” flow. Brown spotting at the beginning or end can indicate a misaligned uterus (womb). Red spotting at the beginning can indicate lower progesterone levels.