Not feeling your happy self, going through your pregnancy?
Maternity Reflexology provides a comforting and nurturing environment for both mother and baby throughout the pregnancy.
It offers support, assist to relieve discomforts due to pregnancy and help your recovering faster after you have given birth, either after a fast, long or heavy childbirth or a cesarean.
Reflexology helps to feel yourself again sooner in a safe, natural and relaxing way.
What to Expect?
Gentle thumb and finger techniques apply pressure to sensory areas or reflex points of the foot, hands, and ears. This sends a message through the central nervous system up to the brain where it is directed to other organs, glands, and tissues of the body to harmonize bringing about a deep sense of relaxation to nurture both mother and baby.
By including the meridians from the traditional Chinese medicine, it clears imbalances and “kinks” in vital energy channels restoring balance on both the physical and energetic level.
How does Maternity Reflexology help you?
Reflexology promotes relaxation, improves circulation, stimulates vital organs and encourages the natural healing process of the body.
Research has shown that women who have reflexology throughout their pregnancies have an increase in their health and well-being which often results in having beautiful births, with more settled babies, who breastfeed better and a seeming faster recovery after a cesarean.
First 13 weeks
You can often see the baby in the reflex are on the foot after 6 weeks, as a change in skin colour. In this time, usually dramatic hormonal changes can be overwhelming and make you feel fatigued, lethargic, nauseous and cause morning sickness, or breast sensitivity.
Relaxing techniques are applied to make you feel supported, nurtured and help you unwind and re-energize, promote a state of harmony and well-being.
From 14 weeks – Due date
After 12 weeks, a little bump appears that grows, if your baby does. Causing imbalances in your physiological functions and more changes in your emotional wellbeing. Pregnancy symptoms such as; obstipation, gastric acid, headaches, migraines, sleep problems or lower pains and legs cramps or oedema could surface.
Specialized sessions are created to aid you to reduce, relieve and manage your symptoms, stress and tension.
If the little bubba decides to take a longer stay, reflexology can assist with the preparation of the body for a natural birth by stimulation of all those ‘forbidden points’ to hint the baby and body it is time for labour, and perhaps avoid medication.
This is a process that can get started at 38 weeks and, may or may not, be a ‘one push’ option.
Post Natal (6-8 weeks after giving birth)
After the delivery, you may experience confusing and contradictory emotions. Not surprising as your body, mind, and spirit undergo serious change and run into many new challenges.
The balancing, harmonizing and restorative action of reflexology works very healing during this time. Even if your body had a smooth birth, it will appreciate regaining balance quickly.
Did you know reflexology sessions actually calms the fetus, as baby experience the benefits of reflexology too through their connection with mom?
How will we assist you?
It is a very calming and relaxing treatment that works holistically. At MarisSage we merry reflex points with meridian points, or apply the metamorphose technique in some cases.
We adapt the pressure and the length of each session may vary or ask you to sit or lie down in a particular position depending on the stage of pregnancy. There is room if you wish to share your story. Baby can come along too and have a snooze on your tummy or you may like to find a sitter.
Our therapist is specifically trained in Maternity Reflexology based on Susanne Enzer techniques, and has a back ground as a Private Maternity Nurse previously working in the community assisting with home births and delivering post-natal care to new mothers and their babies.
Our goal is to help you achieve yours. Put yourself in good hands.
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