Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that can help ensure your mind and body are in the best possible condition prior to conception.
Subfertility affects 14% of the population. That is one in six couples. A couple that has tried unsuccessfully to have a child for a year or more is said to be subfertile.
Many couples who are having difficulty conceiving are told there is nothing wrong physically and that their problem is primarily psychological. Anxiety and worry can create the very physical problems that prevent conception.
Reflexology encourages deep relaxation which alleviates stress and tension. The treatment works on balancing all of the body’s systems to provide a healthy body for conception to take place. Gentle pressure to reflex points on the feet balances the hormonal system and stimulates the reproductive organs. Both women and men can benefit from treatments.
For women, two treatments per cycle is ideal to regulate menstruation, one during menstruation and a second at pre-ovulation on days 10-14.
Reflexology is also very effective during fertility investigations and the IVF cycle. Treatments will help you cope with medical tests and prepare your body for fertility drugs.
The calming and relaxing effects of the therapy are very beneficial and will help ease any anxiety you may be feeling. As stress is one of the main causes of infertility and menstrual problems, the stress reduction benefits of reflexology cannot be under estimated
Reflexology is not a substitute for medical or obstetric care. If you have any concerns please seek medical advice as soon as possible. Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.