The human body is the most perfect machine created by nature.But at the same time, most women in the Western societies have not been educated to be consistent of what their bodies are able.
Pregnancy is one of the most special conditions a woman can experience in life. Hormonal changes occur dramatically, provoking an alteration in many physiological functions. Reflexology can help restore balance in most of the cases, treating conditions symptomatically, alleviating and stimulating. These are a few examples of particular cases in which reflexology has demonstrated to be beneficial in pregnancy and as a preventive of serious conditions during labour:
You only have to be confident of your own resources and believe that this is right.
Therefore, Pregnancy should never be considered as an illness or as a burden.
When a woman becomes pregnant, one of her heaviest concerns is about getting proper healthcare for her condition. This is absolutely normal and acceptable.
Blood pressure regulation (except cases of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia)
Constipation or any change in bowel movement pattern
To prevent Diabetes caused by pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes)
Nausea and vomiting
Urinary tract problems (difficulty to urinate, cystitis, etc)
To improve flexibility of pelvic floor
To prevent episiotomy (together with aromatherapy and exercising specific postural habits)
Even though Reflexology is mostly a safe therapy, you should consider that some conditions are totally contraindicated to the Reflexology treatment during Pregnancy and they require immediate medical intervention:
- Placental abruption
- Placenta praevia
- Continuous vomiting
- Toxaemia: Pre-Ecclampsia - Ecclampsia
- Pica Syndrome
- HELLP Syndrome
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Always inform your health care provider that you are receiving Reflexology treatments during Pregnancy. Today, more and more health care providers are aware of the benefits of Reflexology and natural therapies during Pregnancy, referring their clients to improve their life quality during this period. However, it is better that you get the proper assessment on the appearance of any condition that might be risky.
- Reflexology in Pregnancy as a preventative therapy - Reflexology treatments during Pregnancy should be given on a regular basis. Many of the above mentioned conditions may appear to almost every pregnant woman.