Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy
It involves a pressure technique using the thumbs and fingers on the reflex areas found in the feet and hands. Reflexology is extremely effective and is based on the principle that reflexes in the feet and hands correspond to each organ and structure in the body, and are linked to those organs by energy channels, zones or meridians. When illness occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, Reflexology is applied to break through these blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely again, as such restoring the body’s natural balance and therefore good health.
Reflexology when you are trying to conceive assists with
- achieving a state of equilibrium by re balancing hormones that are out of balance
- reduces levels of stress, and allows a state of deep relaxation
- works the reflexes relating to the reproductive organs to balance and clear congestion
- boosts blood circulation to the reproductive areas
- encourages all the systems of the body to function efficiently
These are all essential factors in conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Fertility Reflexology within The Bolivár Conception Method has been developed to support you through natural conception, prior to assisted fertility treatment or during your medical fertility cycle. Every client will ensure a bespoke protocol is used to support their unique journey.
A reflexology technique will be used which works on all the endocrine glands and the hormones they produce. This is especially relevant for the fertility hormones (luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, oestrogen and progesterone), the stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) and the thyroid hormone (thyroxine). Reflexology often helps in regulating the length of menstrual cycle, menstrual flow, reduction of pain and even bringing back periods which have been absent for some time.
There are several different forms of fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and IUI) or ART procedures as well as drug treatments (clomid) or egg/sperm donation. We have a great deal of experience of working with clients going through various different fertility treatments. It can be a very stressful and emotional time and can be draining both physically and mentally. The calming and balancing effects of reflexology can help enormously and can also complement the medical procedures. It will help to prepare the body to be in optimum health before the treatment is started.
The specialised training means we can work all the way through medicated cycles using treatment protocols that work to enhance the medications’ efficacy. For instance, if you are in the stimulating phase, we would be using techniques to mimic and enhance what the drugs are doing e.g. stimulating the uterus reflex to increase blood flow to help thicken the lining of the endometrium, etc.
Reflexology can help to prepare your uterus so that the environment for embryo transfer is as favourable as possible. The technique can also be done a few days after embryo transfer to help with implantation. We concentrate a lot on relaxation techniques so that your whole body and mind is able to switch off and relax deeply. In this sense, a reflexology treatment is the complete opposite of the highly clinical process you are going through with IVF.
Early Pregnancy Stages
Reflexology is highly beneficial during the early stages of pregnancy as well. We use a technique to stimulate the ovaries which keeps progesterone levels up. Falling progesterone levels can be a cause of early miscarriage, so this helps to prevent that, as well as reducing any anxiety you may be feeling.
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Please get in touch with us if you are interested in trying reflexology for fertility. Due to the individuality of everyone's journey, it is important we discuss your options to understand how you can be best supported.
The Bolivár Fertility Reflexology Method has been designed to assist you, whatever stage you are within your journey. A bespoke protocol will be developed to underpin your individual plan. Whether this is during assisted fertility, unexplained fertility, after miscarriage or to prepare you and your body, please get in touch to see how our unique method would work for you.
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