Foot reflexology can be a helpful as part of a whole person approach to a health problem, rather than treating specific physical symptoms. It helps:
- increase relaxation
- release tension
- improve sleep
- improve mood
- increase well-being
It is suitable for people of all ages, babies, young children, teenagers, adults and the elderly, and can be used to support people with a very wide range of minor and major conditions.
The client remains fully clothed during treatment, except for the feet, and semi-reclines on the couch.
Benedetta has completed advanced training in reflexology with the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation
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 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
Other specialist therapies:
Benedetta practices from her relaxed and comfortable rooms in the leafy Hermitage area of Morningside, Edinburgh.