Melanie has had 23 years clinical experience in the natural therapies industry and specialises in Pregnancy Massage and Maternity Reflexology
Pregnancy Massage is able to provide support for pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy which may help her to have an easier, less painful labour. The pregnant woman undergoes a myriad of physical and hormonal changes to cater for the growing fetus. Some of the benefits of massage during pregnancy, labour and post natally are:
Pregnancy massage also address the following issues:
Pregnancy massage offers relief for common issues of pregnancy such as:
Maternity Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive and holistic therapy especially during pregnancy. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. These reflex points respond to gentle pressure on the feet, stimulating the body's own natural healing processes resulting in better health and wellbeing.
Pregnant women undergo a myriad of physical and hormonal changes to cater for the growing foetus. Therefore every system is affected, so it is important for the health of the expectant mother and the new life inside of her that steps are taken to ensure everything is kept in balance.
Studies have shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy have far shorter labour and birthing.
Reflexology during pregnancy can help with:
Fluctuating hormones can be balanced using an Endocrine Balance technique. Hand reflexology is also beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy.
Reflexology treatments are especially useful towards the end of pregnancy in preparation for the birth. Overdue dates and stalled labour can prove to be an anxious time for the mother. A qualified Maternity Reflexologist can provide an Induction Protocol treatment. By relaxing the mother and stimulating certain reflexes, labour often starts and continues naturally.
Maternity reflexology also address the following issues:
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Reflexology
Craniosacral Therapy (CAA Lvl 1-6 Upledger Lvl 1-3)
Trigger Point Therapy
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