Labour Induced Reflexology

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Reflexology Treatments To Help Bring On Labour

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves applying pressure to the feet to stimulate different parts of the body. Labour induced reflexology offers a natural, drug-free pain relief option to initiate or progress labour in the later stages of pregnancy. It works by your therapist stimulating the pituitary gland (located on the base of your big toes), the uterus and pelvic area reflex ponts ( located on the inside and outside of each ankle), which works to release the hormone 'oxytocin' which can help to onset the first stage of labour.

It is recomended to start weekly treatment in the later months of pregnancy. It is considered safe to begin reflexology sessions after the 37th week of pregnancy right up until your due date, however this will be determined on a case by case basis depending on your own particular circumstances. Many women report that after having reflexology they got relief from common pregnancy discomforts and it aided an easier labour. Post-37 weeks, our non-invasive techniques focus on stimulating the uterus and ovary reflexes, as well as enhancing the production of Oxytocin to naturally induce labour.

Rest assured, the team at Heaven Therapy have had specific training in maternity reflexology and follow strict guidelines set by professional bodies. 

Benefits Of Labour Induced Reflexology

Although reflexology doesn't guarantee labour induction, many women have shared that it has been extremley beneficial. 

*Influences cervical dilation 
*Naturally stimulates uterine contractions
*Boosts energy
*Eliminates stress
*Calms the mind
*Provides relaxation
*Prepares the body for birth
*Incorporates positive affirmations for birth
*Aids pain relief

Is It Safe?

When carried out by a trained professional the majority of women describe their reflexology treatments as soothing and relaxing. Some people say they experienced brief discomfort, heightened emotional sensitivity, or feeling slightly sleepy following a session. It is important to advise your therapist immediatley if you feel uncomfortable at any point.

Book Your Appointment 

Did you know...? We also offer holistic pregnancy massage and facials for expectant mums at Heaven Therapy beauty salon in Cullercoats which offer a beautiful experience for any mum to be at this special time. 

Call us on 0191 2534504 or book online.

*Reflexology is not advised to those who have suffered miscarriage and/ or other pregnancy complications. Please speak with a medical professional to ensure you are suitable for treatment