SCIENCE + REFLEXOLOGY = REPROFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is becoming a popular option when couples are struggling to conceive. Reproflexology is a specialised area of reflexology, developed over the last 20 years by Barbara Scott; it takes a holistic approach to your conception journey. If you have been trying to conceive for a while it may help to step back and take a look at the whole picture. Reproflexologists use a variety of specifically developed techniques appropriate to where the client is in her monthly cycle, which is believed to support the areas required for conception at the correct time. For example by encouraging and supporting ovulation and preparing the uterus for implantation.
Reproflexology can help regulate cycles, which can help all the hormones and processes that need to take place for a successful conception happen at the appropriate times in the cycle.
Not forgetting that it takes two, the male partner can also benefit from reflexology, particularly as male fertility issues are on the increase. I recommend that both partners come for the initial consultation.
Infertility can be extremely stressful, and even if you don’t believe it can help you conceive, at the very least it forces you to put your feet up and you can expect it to reduce your stress levels. That may be the last thing that’s needed – stress can play a big part in fertility issues. How many times have you heard people got pregnant when they stopped trying…well that’s easier said than done, but reducing your stress levels should help.
I have attended Part 1 and 2 of Barbara Scott’s Reproflexology course with Seren Natural Fertility which covers natural conception and Assisted conception such as IVF and I attend lecture days once or twice a year to stay current with new advancements in the field.
ACUPUNCTURE OR REFLEXOLOGY?
Acupuncture is often used when people have problems in fertility. Whilst acupuncture works in a similar way to reflexology it may be worth giving it a try if you have been using acupuncture for a while with no success! Clients also often find the reflexology treatments are more relaxing than acupuncture. I am trained in Acupuncture but prefer to use Gentle Release Therapy instead as I find it more nurturing and intuitive.
It can also be used in preparation and alongside an assisted conception cycle such as IVF or IUI.
If you would like to call to discuss how I may be able to help, I would be happy to talk to you.