Reflexology is an Ancient Natural Therapy that uses subtle energies of the feet to create balance and harmony. Balance and harmony enable us to attain and maintain health and well-being. Quite simply everything that happens in the being has a reflection in the feet and everything that happens in the feet is relayed to the person (1).
Pregnancy is the natural condition of childbearing. It brings great changes not only in the body but also in the emotions and psyche of the mother.
Maternity Reflexology is the expertise of the Reflexology Practitioner in using a natural therapy (reflexology) to support a natural event (pregnancy & birthing).
Reflexology continues to establish its reputation and popularity by the effective results people experience. Empiric knowledge and research studies have demonstrated that those receiving regular reflexology during pregnancy have better pregnancies and have shorter birthing with less intervention (2).
Maternity Reflexologists aim to optimise the health potential of the pregnant woman. They will give the client reflexology advice. They will not give medical or obstectric advice and must ensure that a client with problems is in the care of the appropriate Clinical Practitioners
1. Maternity Reflexology Manual. S. Enzer 2004
2. The Magic of Reflexology in Pregnancy. Dr Gowrie Motha Reflections Dec 1994