What is Reproflexology – Reproductive Reflexology?
Reproflexology is a specially adapted form of reflexology that helps to enhance fertility. This can be used prior to seeking medical help or whilst undergoing assisted forms of conception, such as IVF. It can also support couples using surrogacy or donors in IVF cycles.
When to start treatment?
Both partners can benefit from reflexology, which can be started at any stage of your fertility planning. This could be while you’re enhancing your general health before trying for a baby, having problems with conception or already receiving fertility treatment. You may already have a child but finding it more difficult to fall pregnant this time round.
How it may help you?
Reproflexology helps to support medical conditions in women such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Fibroids or Ovarian cysts which may be affecting your chances of conception. Treatment can help to:
Similarly, in men it can help to improve sperm quality, support any medical conditions and reduce stress levels. It is often beneficial for both partners to be treated.
If you are undergoing fertility investigations or are about to embark upon an IVF programme, this time can be like being on an emotional roller coaster. Reflexology can help you stay calm and positive through the ups and downs of treatment and support you through each stage of your journey.
The process is started with an in-depth consultation, where a detailed pre-conception questionnaire is completed, allowing me to collect all the information needed. This can be done individually or as a couple. A treatment plan will be formulated outlining your reflexology protocols along with nutritional guidance, lifestyle advice and stress management tips. It takes three months for reproductive cells to mature so this is an opportunity to get the body in good condition.
It’s usual for treatments to start on a weekly basis and the duration will depend on your needs. Reflexology will also give you timeout for yourself when you need it most.