We are delighted to have this guest blog from Lotus Synge from Reflexology Health
Approximately one in six couples experience fertility problems and there are a number of factors both male and female that can effect fertility.
We live in a fast paced age where everything is expected instantly – nature’s natural rhythm moves at a much slower pace sometimes.
Psychological factors, our environment and nutrition all play a part and contribute to the bigger picture of fertility.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body.
Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumbs and fingers on these reflex areas. It improves blood, lymph and nerve circulation, aiding the body’s own healing potential to bring about balance.
The aim of reflexology is to create homeostasis, which means that the organs of the body are all working together and at their best.
Reflexology for fertility
Common issues that I see with my clients at my Cambridge practice are related to the reproductive system and fertility.
Reflexology is a safe and non–invasive therapy that can benefit both men and women with infertility issues. – however it is most commonly used by women.
As a therapy it helps ease stress and tension, and helps with any anxiety or fear associated with fertility issues.
It can also help support couples who have difficulty in conceiving and may be undergoing medical assisted reproductive treatment, such as IVF.
A typical reflexology session would consist of a consultation followed by a treatment to specific parts of the feet and ankles using my hands. Each reflexology treatment is different and each client responds differently.
Afterwards a feeling of relaxation and balance is usually felt. Clients report feeling both calm and energised and grounded after a treatment. A re-adjustment process may occur after a treatment that is very relaxing and deeply beneficial.
Each client is different but I would suggest a course of six treatments every two weeks before re-assessing.
Contributed by Lotus Synge RA CRM5 PRM BA (Hons) from Reflexology Health Cambridge