With around 1 in 6 couples having problems conceiving reflexology is regarded as a popular complementary therapy for fertility support.
The term sub-fertility or infertility is used if conception hasn`t occurred naturally after 12 months of trying for a baby. Often there is no medical reason for this, however commonly it is as a result of an imbalance in the body. This can be hormonal or circumstantial due to modern day lifestyle, i.e. long working hours, poor diet, stress or anxiety, which all impact on our health and affect our body`s natural equilibrium. Of course this is not just a female problem, approximately one third of infertility is a female concern, another third a male issue and the rest either a combination of male, female or an unknown reason.
Fertility Reflexology promotes balance and encourages the body`s system to function efficiently. Due to the overall health benefits of reflexology and the balancing effect that it has to bring about homeostasis it is an excellent treatment for both partners whilst they are dealing with their concerns with regard to getting pregnant.
Reflexology can assist with hormonal imbalances which can be a cause of infertility, and are probably the major cause, it encourages relaxation, can assist with structural problems in cases of unexplained infertility.
Specialists in the field of infertility are encouraging couples to receive reflexology before the start of the drug treatment. They are able to see how the support of reflexology and the therapist have beneficial effects at this difficult time. Reflexology can also be used to support medical fertility procedures, preparing your clients physically and emotionally and ensuring that their body is in the best possible condition to optimise the chance of a successful outcome.
The emotional and psychological strain that can be placed on couples can lead to other conditions such as depression, sexual dysfunction, financial concerns, stress, relationship breakdown etc.
It is important to note that Reflexology is not a magic cure-all therapy, and does not guarantee a pregnancy, but it is the best possible chance you can give your client’s body to naturally create a healthier environment for pregnancy to occur.
During this intensive day we will explore how reflexology can be used to enhance the chances of conception. We will provide you with the knowledge for an informed approach to accept clients with fertility issues and those that have embarked on a programme of Clinically Assisted Reproduction and where couples have experienced miscarriage.