Around one in six couples experience difficulties conceiving at some time in their lives.
Sub-fertility is defined as an inability to conceive after a delay of more than one year.
Unexplained infertility is when a specific medical cause cannot be identified.
There are many factors that may contribute to delays in conception, medical conditions, age, weight, stress, diet being some of them. Anyone who is concerned about a delay in conception should see their GP, but there is increasing evidence that sub-fertile women can significantly improve their chances of conception when a method of stress reduction is used.
Reflexology may have a key role to play in supporting women’s attempts to conceive by relieving stress and promoting complete relaxation and an improved sense of well-being.
Both men and women can be affected by infertility but it is usually the female partner who starts any investigations or lifestyle changes
Reflexology can support you through your pregnancy and help to prepare you for the birth of your baby.
Each pregnancy is completely different, and each treatment will take that into consideration. Specialised techniques are used to aid relaxation and help with some of the more uncomfortable problems during pregnancy such as:
Morning sickness - Heartburn - Insomnia - Back pain - Pelvic Girdle Pain
Maternity reflexology can also be useful if you have gone past your expected due date. It can produce deep relaxation and the specialised techniques can be used to help encourage the onset of labour.