Reflexology is a safe and beneficial therapy for use during maternity. It is also beneficial for individuals before pregnancy and may be helpful prior to conception.

Barbara has completed a post-graduate course in Maternity Reflexology and is fully qualified to treat pregnant women.

At the first treatment, a detailed consultation takes place with further information recorded on all aspects of this and any other pregnancies. It may be helpful to bring your pregnancy notes to Reflexology treatments.

Some of the discomforts Reflexology may help relieve when you are pregnant include:

  • digestive issues
  • stress and anxiety
  • muscular and joint pain
  • skin problems
  • sleep issues

and help the body to prepare for labour (including post due-date sessions).

Following the birth of your baby the benefits of Reflexology may include:

  • balancing your hormones
  • energising your system
  • easing muscular and joint discomfort
  • help relaxation at this special time

Babies can also benefit from Reflexology. A very gentle treatment is given and it may help following a traumatic birth e.g. forceps delivery or very long labour; to help calm; sleeping and digestive problems. Babies generally sleep well following a treatment.

Barbara offers combined new mum and baby treatments and can also show you simple reflexology points to help your baby too. Barbara can also combine pregnancy massage with reflexology.