Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Wonderful Lavender!


I use lavender to create a calming effect when doing a relaxing massage, or when working on shoulders, neck and face.   It is a great help for conditions such as insomnia, and also helps in the healing of small burns and wounds.  Inhalation of lavender when you have a cold or flu can be useful, and a drop in the bath can help ease muscle and joint pain.  The brand of massage wax I use is a natural product made in the UK, called Songbird.

Induction reflexology in pregnancy

Induction Reflexology to aid the birthing process

The aim of this therapy, which is focussed on the feet,  is "priming for labour"
It is not about forcing anything but about dissolving blockages and creating deep relaxation
The pleasure experienced via the feet will relax you totally and the baby will also enjoy the session via the placenta
The treatment will reduce the adrenal hormone (flight or fight) and will increase oxytocin hormone necessary in labour 

Here are the goals of Induction Reflexology:

  • To relax
  • To ground the woman
  • To stimulate hormones
  • To tonify the uterine muscles in a safe manner 

The treatment includes effleurage with BeeBalm (Olive oil, beeswax, propolis and vitamin E), endocrine (hormonal) balancing and stimulation, as well as classical reflexology to both feet, ankles, and lower calves 

I will also incorporate Chinese Acupressure Points in the treatment to stimulate labour, targeting Spleen 6, Liver 3 and Hoku points on the hand

Pregnant woman are advised to have a series of these treatments leading up to the due date

See my pages on reflexology to discover more about this useful and relaxing procedure