Reflexology for Fertility
Failure to conceive and carry a child to a full term after months four years of trying is a very stressful and emotional time for a couple. Often thought of invasive and expensive tests to investigate the cause add further to the problem Anne further lessens the chances of conception occurring.
One in four couples have problems with fertility and of that 25% is unexplained. Worldwide the problem is increasing and our modern lifestyles, unhealthy diets, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise and stress all contribute to this. This is a wake up call for people to slow down and take responsibility for their health.
Severe or prolonged emotional stress, including stress about fertility can interfere with hormones needed to produce sperm and regular population and egg health.
Effects of stress on the body:
-Disrupts or stops ovulation.
-Robs the body of nutrients.
-Weakens the immune system.
-Reduces sperm count.
-Leads to depression and anxiety.
-Comfort eating and weight gain.
-Poor sleep maintenance.
-No desire to exercise.
-Increased alcohol consumption.
Reflexology Treatment for Fertility
Reflexology works in bringing balance to the body, getting it to relax, reduce stress so that all systems can work more efficiently and so increase the possibility of achieving a pregnancy.
It is important to realize it is not a magic cure and the client will have to take responsibility for a lifestyle change which would include overhauling their diet, having consultations with various other healthcare professionals, taking regular exercise, giving up smoking, alcohol, and learning how to manage their stress.
Benefits of Reflexology for Sub-Fertility:
-Provides support at a challenging time.
-Promotes general well-being.
-Improves blood flow to the pelvic area.
-Improves sleep and increases energy.
-Regulates hormones and the menstrual cycle.
-Reduces pain in the endometriosis.
-May regulate menstrual cycle with PC OS condition.
-Can improve sperm count.
-Increases success rate in IVF.
-Reduces level of stress.
If assisted reproduction is required it is now recommended to have reflexology during this stressful time to increase the success rate.
Reflexology supports healthy development and maintenance of all the body systems with special emphasis, on the reproductive reflexes when coming to fertility issues. A full consultation is done at the first treatment which is updated at every further visit.
The effects of cumulative so a commitment two treatments and lifestyle changes is required for the best possible outcome.
It is advisable to check that your reflexologist has done an accredited postgraduate course infertility issues so that they have a good knowledge of what you are going through, both emotionally and physically.