Help Conceive with Reflexology
Reflexology for infertility is now a popular treatment for couples who are trying to conceive. Some choose reflexology to help improve fertility before going down the route of medical intervention. For others, they use reflexology for infertility in conjunction with assisted conception such as IVF.
Reflexology can help reduce anxiety and stress which are often two major causes that affect your ability to conceive. Addressing these issues alongside dietary and lifestyle changes can help improve your chances of conceiving.
Reflexology for Fertility in Nottingham
Are you considering getting help to conceive with reflexology? Sharon Cooper at The Riverside Natural Health Centre is fully qualified and experienced in providing reflexology for infertility.
Can Reflexology Help With Fertility?
Within a few sessions, you should start to feel a difference in the way you feel. A general sense of overall wellbeing will begin to emerge as your hormones begin to re-balance. Here’s one lady’s account of why she believes reflexology worked for her. Read Her Story
Reflexology: Gentle Foot Massage Therapy
Reflexology is gentle foot massage therapy. The pressure is applied to the reflexes in the feet or face in order to stimulate your body’s own healing processes. This can help your body to return to a state of balance and wellbeing. The theory being, that all parts of your body including organs, nerves and glands are connected to reflex points in your feet.
Can Stress Affect Your Fertility?
Stress can have a profound negative effect on your reproductive system. Above all, stress can affect fertility when it takes longer than expected to fall pregnant. Emotions can be running high and hormone levels can become out of balance. Only half of all healthy couples under the age of 35 falls pregnant within 6 months. Reflexology to help improve your fertility can enhance the chances of conceiving naturally by calming and de-stressing your body. Stress is an extremely important factor when it comes to fertility and conception.
During periods of stress, your hormonal balance becomes disrupted. Hormones essential for reproduction are suppressed which impairs the maturation and release of an ovum. At times of stress, blood is diverted away from the reproductive system as it is deemed not essential for survival. This can result in lower levels of fertility and higher infertility levels as your body deal with the threat that it perceives as stress.
The Benefits of Reflexology for Infertility
One of the main benefits of reflexology relating to fertility is that reflexology helps to balance your hormones. Hormone imbalances can cause conditions such as polycystic ovaries that can play a major part in infertility. Treating hormone imbalances together with reducing stress levels, anxiety and negative feelings may help improve your fertility.
Which Conditions Can Reflexology for Infertility Help With?
In order to address fertility health issues, the reflexology practitioner will work on reflexology points specific to your female fertility areas. Other areas may require help to re-balance. These areas are the ovaries, uterus, immune system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, neurological system (stress, anxiety) and endocrine system (hormone balance).
How Many Treatments Might I Need?
Women typically have several reflexology sessions spread over a number of weeks. The aim of which, is to aid relaxation and reduce stress as well as help with ovulation and menstrual cycle problems to help re-balance hormones. A growing number of women claim reflexology has helped them conceive. Infertility can be emotionally exhausting, not to mention expensive, but for reflexology treatment to have a greater chance of success, you will be required to attend a number of treatments over a period of time.
Fertility Reflexology Practitioners at the Riverside Natural Health Centre
Sharon Cooper is a level 3, experienced reflexologist in Nottingham and a member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)