What is Fertility Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle and non-invasive complementary therapy that works on the theory that reflex points for every part of the body are mapped out on the feet, and also the hands. A reflexologist applies gentle pressure to these reflex points, aiming to restore balance and induce relaxation.
Many people report beneficial effects to their health and wellbeing from reflexology, and enjoy the relaxation and ‘me time’ this wonderful therapy gives them.
Infertility (or sub-fertility) is when a couple have been actively trying for a baby without using contraception for longer than 12 months (or 6 months if the woman is over 35) and they have not become pregnant. It is at this time when it is recommended to start fertility investigations with a doctor.
You may be interested to see how reflexology can support you as you try to conceive. Whether you are early on in your journey to parenthood, or are already going through fertility investigations or treatment such as IVF, you may choose to visit a reflexologist to support you.
Why is it important to see a Fertility Reflexologist?
All reflexologists may learn about fertility and pregnancy within their initial training. However because fertility is such a wide and complex subject, you may choose to find a reflexologist who has taken further training and has experience working with fertility clients.
All the Fertility Reflexologists who belong to the Fertility Reflexology Network have taken a one day intensive Fertility Reflexology workshop , are experienced in supporting people with fertility issues, and are committed to on-going development of their fertility knowledge and skills.
When you see a Fertility Reflexologist you can expect them to:
- Treat you with compassion and understanding,
- Give you time and space to talk about your fertility journey,
- Have an understanding about fertility issues and treatment,
- Give you a fertility supporting reflexology treatment, tailored to where you are in your cycle or fertility treatment,
- Support you in making lifestyle changes to support your fertility,
- Refer you to any other fertility specialists or resources they believe may help you.
Can reflexology help me conceive?
There is no doubt that reflexology can be an extremely relaxing experience and may help reduce stress which is often a key concern for people with fertility issues. And many people report anecdotally that they believe their reflexology treatments have contributed to them successfully conceiving.
If you would like to train as a Fertility Reflexologist take a look at our workshops here.