Reflexology is a safe and non-invasive natural therapy for all ages and babies and children can respond well to treatment. 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.
The treatment is adapted and is very gentle 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, calming colic, reflux, sleeping and feeding problems, teething.
It is effective in alleviating symptoms of common ailments in childhood including:
- chest infections
- glue ear
- temper tantrums
- sleep problems
- stress and anxiety
I also run baby reflex™ and toddler reflex workshops so that parents can learn a few tips to help them with their own children. The sessions for babies are run over 3 weeks and last around an hour each and the toddler sessions are 2 session workshops.