Sarah trained as a reflexologist with the Bayly School in 1995 and is a member of the BRA (British Reflexology Association). Sarah has over 16 years’ experience treating both men and women through reflexology practice and is based at the Birth Company two days a week. In addition to complementary therapy, Sarah supports the clinic as a midwife.
Your feet are a perfect microcosm of your body. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet and reflexology uses these reflexes to create positive change within the body.
Reflexology is an ideal form of treatment to prepare the body for pregnancy and birth and indeed to treat many general health conditions.
In pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes that will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body’s natural state of well-being.
Reflexology is a wonderful way of helping you through the myriad of changes of motherhood. It is, however, not recommended if there is a history of premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta praevia or recent vaginal bleeding. If you suspect any problems in your pregnancy it is important to contact your doctor or midwife.
Reflexology can be used for any of the following reasons during pregnancy:
Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of very post mature babies (after 41 weeks) and shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain-relief. Other benefits include:
Reflexology can help to reduce postnatal problems for you and your baby. It is used to help with:
1 hour treatment - £90
For appointments please call The Birth Company on 020 7725 0528.