The NHS suggest that around one in six couples have
difficulty conceiving, however, the numbers who are actually infertile
is only 5%. Fertility issues can cause considerable anxiety for a couple and
stress can be an influencing factor. Stress may reduce libido which in
turn can reduce the frequency of sexual intercourse and severe stress
may also affect female ovulation and limit sperm production. Reflexology
may relieve symptoms of stress by inducing relaxation, improving mood,
aiding sleep and easing tension – all factors which may improve your
overall sense of wellbeing. Reflexology can also help to regulate your monthly cycle and therefore make it easier to predict ovultion.
Reflexology can make pregnancy more relaxing for the mum-to-be. Reflexology may aid the pregnant woman’s sleep, relieve the
various musculoskeletal problems associated with carrying a baby, and improve mood during
a period of hormonal changes.
Post-natal care can be provided for the new mum at a time when it is
most needed. Giving birth can leave a new mum both exhilarated and
exhausted. With all her focus on her new baby, mums can forget that they
also need to be cared for and reflexology may help improve their
overall sense of wellbeing – as well as aiding much needed sleep and
helping to relieve the tensions expected in the first few weeks.
Jemma Ruane MAR GJC (Dip. Reflex)
Phone: 07745 725164