1 Reflexology during pregnancy
The purpose of reflexology during pregnancy is to help to alleviate symptoms such as oedema, carpal tunnel syndrome, constipation and headaches; it helps to keep the mother in optimum condition; prepare for birth; assist in the prevention of a variety of pregnancy-related conditions and to induce relaxation to deal better with day-to-day activities.
I usually don’t treat woman until after the 1st trimester when the new life is well established in the womb. Regular treatments are recommended.
2 Reflexology during labour
The key hormone for the onset and development of labour is oxytocin. The first secretion comes from the baby’s pituitary gland and when this crosses the placenta it activates the mother’s pituitary to respond by producing more. The mother’s oxytocin then stimulates contractions and labour. Reflexology during this phase can help to maintain the mother’s secretions and so allow labour to progress naturally without chemical or physical intervention. Used between contractions, reflexology can help to release endorphins so that the mother can actively relax and focus her energy on each contraction.
3 Reflexology after birth
Suddenly the focus changes from you – the expectant mum – to the baby. Although he or she will be your first priority, it is important to look after yourself. Continuing to receive reflexology will help to replace energy loss, reduce post-natal depression, reduce anxiety and tension as well as aches and stiffness, aid milk flow, help battle insomnia and assist the uterus to return to its original condition.
4 Prenatal Massage
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, reduce swelling, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and new-born health. The treatment aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy can be accordingly addressed and treated.
5 Organic Facial – During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time for major changes in hormones, which can affect every system in the body, including the skin. To get through your pregnancy with clear, moisturized and healthy skin, you may need to change your regular skincare routine. For example pregnant woman can benefit from daily use of moisturizer and sunscreen to prevent stretch marks and skin spots, but there are several skincare regimes that are not recommended for use by pregnant women due to safety concerns for the developing baby.
The Organic Facial is very safe and effective in pregnancy. Whether it’s the antidote to a stressful day at work, taking a break from a busy lifestyle or just simply having a bit of ‘me-time’, the Organic Facial is a great way to relax and rejuvenate.
The natural ingredients used in the skincare range are proven to help with issues such as developed hypersensitivity, rosacea, blemishes, pigmentation and dehydration.
‘A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone’