Reflexology is a safe and non-invasive natural therapy for all ages, including babies and children. A full consultation is undertaken with the parent to establish medical history and health of the child and to check for any contra indications or cautions that need to be exercised during treatment. Children under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Barbara is very experienced in giving reflexology to children of all ages from a new-born through to teenagers.
The treatment is adapted and is very gentle on babies and small children and can be applied to the feet or hands. A stroking action for example is used on the foot of very young babies.
In babies it can help following a traumatic birth e.g. forceps delivery or long labour. It may also help with sleeping and feeding problems.
It may be effective in helping children with:
- breathing disorders
- digestive issues
- ear problems
- exam pressure
- skin problems
- temper tantrums
- sleep problems
- stress and anxiety