Fertility Reflexology is a relaxing, holistic therapy aimed at supporting you through your fertility journey, whether you want to enhance your general health before trying to conceive or are experiencing fertility problems and having difficulties conceiving. We offer Fertility Reflexology in Nottingham.
Regular treatments may help to reduce emotional and physical stress, balance all the body systems, and ensure your body is in optimum condition for conception. Reflexology may also help to prepare you for assisted conception treatments such as IVF/IUI and ICSI.
With one in six couples experiencing difficulties conceiving, hormonal disorders on the increase, sperm rates falling, and miscarriages more common than most people realise, reflexology is an increasingly popular complementary therapy for fertility support.
Fertility Reflexology is becoming more widely recognised as being beneficial for clients experiencing fertility challenges.
When your body is in a relaxed, balanced state, the conditions are ideal for conception, and an increasing number of women believe their reflexology treatments have helped them conceive.
Pre-conceptual care for men and women
Pre-conceptual care is all about preparing the body, mind and soul for conception. It is widely accepted that before a couple can conceive, they should try and get in the best physical and mental shape possible. Both men and women are therefore encouraged to have treatments, to help regulate the menstrual cycle and to stimulate healthy sperm production.
Reflexology for balance
The term sub-fertility or infertility is used if conception hasn’t occurred naturally after twelve months of trying for a baby. Often there is no medical explanation or reason for this; rather it can be as a result of an imbalance in the body.
This can be hormonal or circumstantial due to modern day lifestyle (poor diet, stress and anxiety, long working hours) which can impact on our health and affect our body’s natural equilibrium. Reflexology promotes balance and encourages your body’s system to function effectively.
Stress and fertility
The pressure and stress of daily life can have a significant impact on health and therefore fertility too, and stress is often a key concern for people with fertility issues. The anxiety over fertility issues can also add significantly to the stress you are under and this may also affect your ability to conceive.
There could, however, be sensible lifestyle choices you can take to improve your chances. All aspects of your medical history, diet and lifestyle are explored at your initial consultation. You will then be offered an individual treatment plan to help you to achieve a natural pregnancy or to work with you alongside conventional fertility treatments.
The disappointment and anguish of not conceiving can have a huge impact on your life. Fertility challenges can be emotionally exhausting and relationships can strain under the stress. Your reflexology treatments will not only calm and relax you, but also give you the opportunity to talk about your feelings and concerns.
Reflexology may help some of the common causes of conception problems such as:
- polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- irregular periods
- lack of ovulation.
These conditions are caused by hormonal imbalance and may make trying for a baby even more difficult. The hormone balance effects of fertility reflexology can help regulate your monthly cycle, helping your periods and ovulation to return to normal, and may ease the symptoms of PCOS and endometriosis.
Fertility reflexology may also help couples who would like support with a wide range of other conditions, including recurrent miscarriage, pmt symptoms, heavy or painful periods, fibroids, cystitis, ovarian cysts, and inflammation of the fallopian tubes.
How reflexology may help
Reflexology may help to:
- enhance the body’s natural healing abilities
- encourage all body systems to function efficiently
- balance the endocrine system and hormones
- regulate monthly cycles
- promote ovulation
- strengthen the immune system
- reduce stress and anxiety
- increase sperm quality and quantity.
Support for assisted conception treatments
Reflexology can be used to prepare you physically and emotionally for assisted conception treatments such as IVF, ensure that your body is in the best possible condition to optimise the chance of a successful outcome, and keep you balanced while you are undergoing fertility drug treatments.
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” Albert Einstein
My training and experience
As a specialist fertility reflexologist I have experience of working with many causes of conception problems, and will aim to offer support through any worries or concerns that you may have.
I treat women and couples at any stage of their fertility journey and many of my clients are undergoing fertility treatment with conventional medical practitioners. I work in ways to enhance their therapies and boost the chance of success using the body’s own mechanisms.
My special interest is in fertility and maternity reflexology, and I have completed advanced training in preconception, pregnancy and post-natal reflexology. I am able to tailor my treatments to your specific needs, whether you are early on in your journey to parenthood or already going through fertility investigations or treatment.