As a Fertility Reflexologist I view each client’s issues with empathy and compassion and my aim is to support couples in their fertility journey. I have trained in a specialised form of reflexology for fertility and conception called Reproreflexology and I am a member of the Association Of Reproreflexologists. Reproreflexology is a specific form of reflexology which can help to calm and de stress the body and mind, balance hormones and encourage cycles to regularise. It is a natural holistic therapy which may be used to enhance natural fertility or it can be used with assisted conception such as Clomid, IUI, ICSI, frozen embryo transfer or donor cycles.
Fertility reflexology may help to :
- Regularise menstrual cycles
- Help to reduce the symptoms of PCOS and Endometriosis
- May help to reduce Premenstrual and Postmenstrual symptoms
- Aid natural conception and fertility
- Support assisted reproductive techniques such as (IUI, IVF,ICSI CYCLES)
- Reduce stress
- Promote sleep
- Enable clients to relax and cope emotionally
- Encourage the body to regain its natural balance and well being
Reproreflexology is a specific form of reflexology which can help to aid natural conception and fertility by regulating menstrual cycles and calming the hormonal system and by reducing Premenstrual and Postmenstrual symptoms. Techniques are used to support an IVF protocol which is why it is different to standard reflexology treatments. The treatment will include charting your menstrual cycle to identify your fertile windows and any specific anomalies. Any relevant blood hormone and sperm analysis tests will be taken into consideration together with advice in relation to diet, lifestyle and emotional support and well being.
Before trying to conceive it is a good idea to prepare your body three months in advance by making changes to lifestyle and diet and with reflexology. Regular reflexology may encourage the body to restore it’s natural balance by “kick starting” the body’s endocrine system leading to a balance in hormones and a boost ovulation and thus conception. Fertility Reflexology may also help to reduce stress and anxiety in relation to assisted conception procedures such as IVF.
The treatment programme will be bespoke and tailored to your specific fertility needs which will be discussed at your initial fertility consultation. The first treatment session will include a full medical and fertility history together with discussion in relation to diet and lifestyle. the session will include a short reflexology treatment. It would be helpful if any blood and semen test results together with fertility treatment protocols could be brought to the initial consultation as this will allow me to see what fertility issues need to be addressed. I may also suggest some aromatherapy massage with specific essential oils which can help to reduce stress levels and bring about emotional balance.
I will tailor a course of treatments depending on whether your cycles are regular and will offer follow up treatments at particular times of the month to stimulate ovulation. It is advisable to have an initial course of 4 to 5 reflexology treatments.