Maternity Reflexology

Relieve morning sickness, calm your backache, and get a good night’s sleep with a maternity reflexology session.

Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on your body and comes with a wealth of symptoms that can make life uncomfortable. It’s important for you and your baby that you take some time out to look after yourself. There are many ways you can do this, whether it is a gentle swim, yoga, or even taking time to have a lie down when you feel tired. Reflexology during pregnancy supports and nurtures both you and your baby, helps you relax and relieves symptoms such as:

  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Morning sickness
  • Backache
  • Oedema
  • Digestive problems
  • Constipation

Research also shows that regular sessions lead to better pregnancy experiences, shorter birthing durations and fewer interventions during labour.

After birth, reflexology can help encourage milk flow if breastfeeding, relieve engorged breasts, and assist with post-birth recovery. It can even bring you five minutes of peace as rubbing the baby’s feet can help with colic, constipation, and irritability. And what new mum, doesn’t want that?

Pregnant lady standing by a window waiting for maternity reflexology in Midlothian, Edinburgh and the surrounding area
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Is Maternity Reflexology for Me?

Unfortunately, maternity reflexology is not suitable for all pregnancies. If you have one of the following, reflexology may not be for you. If you’re unsure, contact me, and we can discuss your situation and options. It may be that one of my other holistic therapies is more suitable for you.

  • Placenta previa or abruption
  • An ectopic pregnancy
  • A threatened miscarriage
  • Pyrexia (high temperature)
  • An infection
  • An unstable pregnancy

What to expect at consultations

Your first appointment includes a full health consultation to ensure suitability for treatment. We’ll discuss your general health, lifestyle, and medical issues along with your pregnancy journey so far. I’ll talk you through the process, and you can ask any questions you may have.

It’s a gentle treatment that will feel relaxing and pain-free. Usually, you’ll lie on the couch under blankets at a slight incline with your feet exposed. It’s important you feel comfortable though, so if you’d rather sit, I will adapt the treatment for you.

Treatments

Treatments usually take place in my treatment room upstairs. If stairs are an issue for you, please let me know when booking and I will arrange an alternative location.

Your first appointment includes a consultation, so please allow extra time. It’s also a good idea to leave time after your treatment to come back to reality and hydrate before going back into the real world.

Reflexology (1 hour) £40.00

 Three treatments booked and paid for in advance £105.00