Reflexology

There are a multitude of benefits from reflexology!

Most of us spend our days juggling the demands of family, work and chores, leaving little time for ourselves.
This can cause a build up of stress which can have a negative impact on our health and make us more vulnerable to illness. By changing how we deal with stress, we can reduce it’s impact.

Reflexology re-vitalizes a tired body by promoting physical wellness and restoring a sense of emotional balance and well-being. Being a non-invasive treatment, reflexology can benefit all age groups.

Reflexology can be beneficial in treating:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low energy levels
  • Back / shoulder / neck pain
  • Toxin reduction in the body
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Digestive problems
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Migraines / headaches
  • Respiratory problems
  • Infertility

Fertility / Maternity Reflexology

Research has found that reflexology in pregnancy can significantly reduce pain during labour and reduce the length of first stage labour. (Valiani M et al – 2010 “Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women” Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310).

Groups treated with reflexology throughout pregnancy had an average labour of five to six hours and required less pain relief during labour. (G. Motha and J. McGrath – 1992 “The effects of reflexology on labour outcome”).

Reflexology is a safe, non-invasive therapy that can support the natural events of pregnancy and birth. It makes sense to use reflexology to support the natural event of preparing the mind, body and spirit for the miracle of conceiving, developing and birthing your baby. Recognized and embraced in Europe and other parts of the world, reflexology can be beneficial for helping to ease some of the pregnancy related challenges such as back pain, constipation, oedema, nausea, emotional disturbances/mood swings and heartburn.  Reflexology in the very last stages of pregnancy can help the client to relax and ‘let go’ with specific techniques and reflexology points potentially encouraging the birthing process along.

Huge physical and emotional changes take place in the space of nine months. In the days following childbirth the sudden huge drop in hormone levels,  not to mention the lack of sleep may leave you exhausted and feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of looking after a newborn infant.  Reflexology treatments can help to lift your mood, and assist with alleviating anxiety with the added bonus of encouraging your body to heal.  Naturally, baby is welcome to attend too!!

Sara Farrell  •  OCR Certified Reflexologist  Sara is located at 2453 Main Street.

sara.farrell@lambeth.cc

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us.

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