Pregnancy is a very special time of life. As your baby grows and you adjust to the hormonal changes, there are unique changes happening in your body with physical sensations and fluctuating emotions. It is an incredible experience, yet at times it can feel challenging. Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology are safe and beneficial treatments to receive during pregnancy. They may help you to have a positive pregnancy, to relieve aches and pains, alleviate mental and emotional tension and help prepare you for labour.
Aromatherapy Pregnancy Massage
Aromatherapy is invaluable when it comes to the intense hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy. Inhaling an essential oil may have the power to turn a low mood into a feeling of being uplifted and raise energy levels too. The smell of the oils plus the feeling of the oil being massaged on the skin soothes away muscle tension and eases the mind.
Many essential oils have wonderful healing properties for the skin. I make an effective pregnant belly oil that prevents stretch-marks as baby continues to grow- and many women have reported that it works!
Regular Aromatherapy massage encourages a positive pregnancy, may help with particular ailments and can help you to prepare for labour. Aromatherapy may also be beneficial for the skin, digestion, irregular sleep patterns, stress and anxiety, muscular aches and pains and help to support the immune system.
Reflexology is a safe, natural healing therapy for mothers-to-be.
Reflexology may help to regulate hormones, balance energy levels or simply cope with being pregnant.
Reflexology promotes a positive pregnancy and may be beneficial for:-
Both Aromatherapy and Reflexology may be beneficial to help encourage a natural labour, provided all has been well throughout pregnancy and there are no prevailing medical conditions.
Check with your Midwife first, if you are thinking of having an Aromatherapist or Reflexologist present during your labour.
Post-Natal Aromatherapy and Reflexology
Both of these treatments greatly help to restore the body back to balance as well as relieving tension in neck and shoulders from feeding and carrying baby. It is also good to have some precious "you time" away from baby to restore and replenish your energy levels and to relax.