Reflexology Enhances Fertilityfor conception
Reflexology is a gentle therapy that can help ensure your
mind and body
are in the best possible condition prior to conception.
Reflexology works on an emotional and physical level to ease away stress and tension.
Relaxation is crucial if you are having fertility issues, and you need to allow time to clear emotional blockages which may be affecting your ability to conceive. Medical tests may have shown that there is nothing wrong with either you or your partner (unexplained infertility) or you may already have a child (secondary infertility).
The ability to conceive depends on many different factors, but it is essential that both of you are in optimum health to enable this to happen. Due to the demands of modern life, you may have fallen into patterns of behaviour that can have a big impact on your health and therefore your fertility.
Do any of these apply to you or your partner?
- long working hours
- erratic eating patterns
- poor diet or “convenience” foods
- high alcohol consumption
- too much or not enough exercise
Often the anxiety over fertility can become all encompassing, which can be very detrimental and may affect your ability to conceive even further. You may feel isolated and unable to talk about your problem- particularly when friends or work colleagues are pregnant or have recently had babies. It’s normal to feel a little envious at this time and feel it may never happen to you.
Support for your particular journey
Perhaps you are undergoing fertility investigations or are about to embark upon an assisted conception programme like In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Reflexology will help support and prepare you, emotionally and physically, for the journey ahead.
The calming and relaxing effects of this therapy really come into their own at this time – easing anxiety and ensuring that your body is in the best possible condition – which may optimise your chances of a successful outcome. It is important that all aspects of your lifestyle are explored at your initial appointment, as there may be a number of contributory factors affecting your fertility. Plenty of time is available to talk before a treatment plan is devised.
Reflexology treatments need to be carried out at different times during your menstrual cycle and this will be explained fully during your first treatment session.