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.
During the course we will cover:
- Common causes of Infertility
- Developing treatment plans
- Specific male/female causes of infertility
- Psychological impact of infertility
- Reflex points and their location
Who Can Attend?
You must be a qualified reflexologist to attend this workshop. This workshop is for reflexologists who would like to add a new dimension to their therapy and who may wish to specialise in this particular area of Reflexology.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, APNT , CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
Please note: The workshop will be largely practical in content and students will be required to wear appropriate workwear for the duration of the course. In addition to drawing and locating the meridians you will practise on each under supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points