It is common to find from any internet search that reflexology can naturally support fertility and medical fertility treatments such as IVF.
Do you know what reflexology actually involves and why it is so much more than a foot massage?
Reflexology is based on the theory that different organs and systems of the body can be mapped to different points on the feet, hands face and lower legs or ears. Through working these points and zones an energetic effect on the corresponding organs and bodily systems are encouraged to achieve a state of balance and self -healing. @AOR (Association of Reflexologists)
Reflexology contributes to a range of all over physical and mental health benefits that have a direct impact on fertility. Reflexology has been successful for helping those with polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, underactive thyroid, failure to ovulate or often just unexplained infertility. Reflexology complements conventional medical treatments such as IVF and optimises the body and mind for such interventions.
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. That is why I am cautious to use the word ‘Treatment’ and instead use the word ‘Therapy’. Reflexology is a natural, therapeutic approach to support fertility and medical fertility treatments. Reflexology can result in success after just one session, equally this cannot always be the case. Reflexology cannot be used in isolation and must be used in conjunction other @mindfulfertility and holistic therapies and techniques.
Combined therapies and a mindful approach to fertility optimises results and importantly maintains physical, mental and spiritual health through what can be an extremely challenging time.
What to expect from @rootstherapies reflexology therapy:
You will be asked to complete a medical history form, which focuses on both physical, mental and reproductive health. I will also ask you to identify your goals from reflexology. An example might be, to regulate periods or to ovulate or to support your health during fertility treatments. This enables me to plan your reflexology therapy to meet your specific needs.
You are encouraged to sit back and relax, this can look different for everyone, some people prefer to close eyes and others like to talk, or actively engage in the process. Every approach is welcomed! Mindful therapies are also used during reflexology, such as visualisation and breathing exercises.
How will it feel:
@rootstherapies reflexology uses pressure, enough for it not to feel ticklish but not enough to cause pain. Some zones on the feet may be more sensitive to others which is normal. People have reported tingling sensations in corresponding body parts, feelings of being hot or cold as well as feeling like they are floating. Everyone can experience reflexology differently.
It is normal to have a reaction to reflexology, common feelings are relaxation, sleepiness, increase of thirst, feeling slightly warmer than normal or more energised than normal. I will advise on aftercare following the session.
How many reflexology therapies will I need?
Individualised plans will be made, ultimately this is down to how your body responds to reflexology, if you would like to include it in your regular wellness and selfcare routine and where your fertility path leads you.