What is Fertility Reflexology?
Experiencing issues with your (or your partner’s) fertility can be an extremely difficult and emotional time. Although reflexologists do not claim to cure infertility, treatments are incredibly calming and relaxing which may in turn, help to balance the hormones that are fundamental to the optimum functioning of the reproductive system.
Reflexology is a safe, natural approach in over coming
Complementary therapies and Reflexology in particular are becoming more widely known as solutions to low fertility levels. If there is a physical problem such as a disorder of the reproductive system the couple should always follow the advice of their gynaecologist.
However where there are concerns over medical intervention e.g. prolonged exposure to elevated levels of hormones and/or there is no physical concern identified by the medical profession Reflexology, often in conjunction with lifestyle changes, offers a safe and natural approach. Reflexology by encouraging deep relaxation can alleviate stress and tension both physically and emotionally. This together with improvements in diet and lifestyle has the potential to increase fertility levels.
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese medicine based on similar principals to acupuncture.
The whole body is reflected in the feet: right side, right foot; left side, left foot. All the organs, glands and main joints are reflected in the feet, so the feet mirror the body. By working the reflex points in the feet by applying FIRM, specific pressure using the thumb, the body can be treated through the feet. Simply put, the body is encouraged to work more efficiently while giving your body a service or MOT.
Reflexology has been found to be beneficial in treating women’s complaints including pre- menstrual syndrome, heavy and irregular periods, painful periods and some fertility problems.
Patients have reported feeling 100% more positive, relaxed, they sleep better, have improved sex drive, more regular cycles, better flow, less pain and a percentage of women have successfully conceived within a course of treatment.
These women have suffered from conditions from polycystic ovaries, recurrent miscarriage, annovulation to dysmennorrhoea, unexplained infertility and hostile cervical mucous.
For many women, the stress and anxiety associated with failing to conceive can be overwhelming and the reflexology treatment can make them feel more positive and relaxed allowing them to deal with their fertility issues in a more positive way.
Reflexology is holistic – it works towards bringing the body into a state of balance, encouraging the body’s systems to work to their optimum.
Reflexology is not a magic cure-all, it cannot guarantee a pregnancy, unblock fallopian tubes, treat chlamydia or cure endometrioses. It can however create a healthier environment for a possible pregnancy to occur by encouraging the body to work more efficiently.
A typical course of treatment would involve around six to eight treatments. Treatments €30