Gidea Park near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham
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7 days a week
In 3 months my cycles are regular and I’m pain free!
What is infertility (or sub fertility)?
If its been 12 months or more and despite your best efforts, whether this be natural, IVF etc you’ve still not successfully conceived and you’re questioning your natural fertility (or infertility). This situation is classed as infertility or if you have already conceived once, sub fertility.
Tell me about fertility reflexology
Reflexology became widely known as a natural fertility treatment and is a proven traditional holistic therapy dating back 3,000 years. It is very successful in assisting females with PCOS and endometriosis amongst other barriers to natural fertility in becoming pregnant.
Fertility reflexology does not involve the high cost of IVF and exhausting procedure of medical egg collection and is often the first step a couple may take on the path to solve natural fertility problems.
One of the significant advantages of fertility reflexology is that not only does it increase natural fertility in males and females but it also reduces stress levels. Just an hour long treatment on the feet reduces blood pressure, settles the nervous system, cools the body and promotes relaxing sleep.
Clients come out of a fertility reflexology session feeling totally rejuvenated and
About natural fertility
One major contributing factor of infertility (or sub fertility) is stress -
What is reflexology?
Firstly, there is no magic wand, but fertility reflexology aims to balance your body, in particular your hormones making
it as easy as possible for your body to behave as it should without the external pressures of modern life and this effectively helps your natural fertility. Reflexology works in a similar way to acupuncture by clearing the channels that your body uses to connect. So for example, if your body uses a metaphorical road to pass the messages from one area to another and there is a landslide blocking the way; until that landslide has been removed the messages won’t pass down the road to their correct and final destination.
If we can remove the ‘landslide’ then your messages which are carried through your hormones, have more chance of getting to their end destination improving your natural fertility and therefore giving you more chance of becoming pregnant.
Conditions that may respond well to Fertility Reflexology
Menstrual cycle problems e.g. irregular and heavy periods, interrupted or non-
PMS (pre menstrual syndrome)
Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
Previous ectopic pregnancy
Cervical problems e.g. over production of mucus and blocking
Adhesions (scar tissue) from surgery
Pelvic inflammatory disease inc infection of any part of the female reproductive tract
What are barriers to natural fertility?
Stress is a biggy. You can not underestimate just how much stress can affect your ability to conceive. Stress drains us, we’ve all done it. Had a busy day at work and then come home and hit the wine so we can relax again.
The energy that our body uses to deal with stress means it can’t be used elsewhere. This means our body will think that we can’t cope with being pregnant on top of everything else as our energy resources are limited.
Then, on top of that, we’re adding additional toxins in order to calm down that then need extra energy again so that our body can flush them out.
And so starts a cycle of our bodies not thinking that we can cope with the mental and physical stresses of pregnancy and so our natural fertility is depleted.
We understand this and we can guide you through the process. It’s not about giving
everything up -
Can Reflexology help men with this problem?
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How long does it take to see results?
Everyone is different and the time to see results will vary according to how deep rooted your problems are. Most people will start to respond positively to fertility reflexology within 3 to 6 weekly appointments, meaning that this is when we start to work past the general imbalances and can start to address the more severe imbalances.
Reflexology appointments to improve your success of conception are a minimum of an hour to ensure that you get a full treatment with the necessary level of reinforcement for you to be able to see the best holistic results.
Who will be doing my sessions?
Karen is our specialist in fertility reflexology. She is a trained counsellor so will listen to all of your thoughts in ultimate confidentiality and without judgement. Karen is also a trained nutritionist so during your session we can also talk about what is best for you to eat to improve your overall natural fertility, but also at specific times within your cycle. Reviews about her are on our reviews page.
Can reflexology be used to support medical procedures?
Yes, Reflexology supports medical procedures positively including IVF as it prepares you physically and emotionally by ensuring your body is in the best possible condition to optimise the chance of a successful pregnancy.
I’ve been told we have ‘unexplained infertility’ can reflexology help this?
If medical tests have shown no reason for you being unable to conceive successfully
this is unexplained infertility. Fertility reflexology can assist this by ensuring
that both you and your partners are in optimum condition by re-
I’ve already had a child and yet I’m being told we’re now infertile?
This is called secondary infertility and can be quite common due to our body’s reacting
to changing external stimuli. Fertility reflexology may therefore be very effective
for secondary infertility as it re-
Is there a consultation process?
Yes. If you have a computer, we’ll send you a consultation form to complete before you come along for your reflexology treatment. This will allow you to go through your medical history and lifestyle as there may be contributory factors such as long working hours, erratic eating patterns and diet, little exercise which may affect your ability to conceive.
When you arrive we’ll chat through your consultation form to fully understand everything and then we’ll develop your very own treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Where will I be treated?
Your reflexology treatment will be in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting and specialist relaxation music.
What will happen during the treatment?
After your consultation process, you’ll remove your shoes and socks/ tights.
Your session will take place in a specialist ‘Lafuma’ chair which reclines so your Reflexologist can access the soles of your feet. You’ll place your feet on a pillow for comfort and then you’ll just relax.
Your fertility reflexology session is really relaxing and shouldn’t hurt in any way. There are some sections of your feet where you have an imbalance that you’ll feel are more tender than others, but this will clear over the sessions and is more uncomfortable than painful.
Your specialist Reflexologist will work your right foot first and then your left. You’ll more than likely have some work done across both feet at the end based on the findings of your session.
What do I do during a reflexology treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, he or she will either move you or will ask you to move as necessary. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. This is your time, whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
During reflexology your body releases toxins. This process can mean that your body temperature can change at any time, so please do say if you become cold. Likewise, if the pressure on your feet is too light or hard, then please feel free to say as everyone is different.
How will I feel after reflexology?
Most people feel really relaxed after reflexology, then most people will then feel rejuvenated and full of energy. After your first couple of sessions you could feel very tired as your body deals with the effects released during your session. You may experience some aches and pains for around 24 hours after your treatment as the body flushes the toxins that have been released. In order to speed this process along, drink lots of water after reflexology.
Why would I not be able to have a reflexology treatment?
There are a few illnesses which mean reflexology would not be the best holistic therapy for you. In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with reflexology, but there are plenty of other therapies that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.
What conditions are not suitable for reflexology?
Contagious or notifiable diseases
Immediately before or after surgery
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
Please Note: Reflexology is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment). If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP prior to treatment. It is important to understand that Reflexology is not a miracle cure, but it is the best chance you can give your body to conceive naturally.
1 hour treatments
£60 per single hour
£170 course of 3 treatments
1 ½ hour treatments
£90 per single treatment
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