Maternity Reflexology

maternityMany new and veteran moms, including celebrities, Elle MacPherson, Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow have followed and endorsed a maternity care program developed by obstetrician, Dr. Gowri Motha and outlined in her book Gentle Birth Method. The main “ingredient” of this program is reflexology.

Lynn has received advanced training in Maternity Reflexology from Dr. Motha’s contemporary, Susanne Enzer. Susanne has used reflexology with great success in her midwifery practice in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is passionate to teach midwives reflexology and reflexologists maternity reflexology techniques, holding classes in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Susanne is well known worldwide in this field, and believes “Reflexology is second to none for pregnancy care! In my opinion, no matter what type of delivery the mum-to-be will have, if she has had reflexology as part of pre-natal care, she will be well prepared for the experience!”

Pregnant moms have in many cases reported great relief through this complementary approach for these common complaints and more:
• Morning sickness
• Backache
• Digestive problems i.e., constipation
• Nausea & headaches
• Stress & anxiety
• Swollen/puffy ankles & legs
• Pain & discomfort
• Lack of sleep & fatigue
• Cramps
• Loss of bladder control
• Heartburn
• Bring on late labor

A 1988 study conducted by the Association of Reflexology in London, England showed that “reflexology reduced pain levels during labor and a high proportion of women receiving reflexology did not need anesthesia or other interventions. In addition, reflexology accelerated the release of the placenta in 70 percent of the women receiving treatments.”**

Additional benefits may be realized post-natal as well. There is also reflexology for daddy and the baby.

Contact Lynn for more information on maternity reflexology packages.
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There are also many, many testimonies to the value of reflexology for those couples faced with sub-fertility challenges. Helpful information on this topic may be found at the following websites:

**Motha, Gowrie & McGarth, Jan 1994, The Effects of Reflexology on Labour Outcome, Association of Reflexologists. Reflexology Research Reports (2nd ed). Association of Reflexologists, London.

Reflexologists are not medical doctors, do not practice medicine, do not diagnose or treat for specific illness or conditions (including pregnancy), and do not prescribe or adjust medications. Reflexology should not be a substitute for regular obstetric or pre-conceptual care. Please have permission from your medical professional.