Reflexology

Sarah Das

Sarah trained as a reflexologist with the Bayly School in 1995 and is a member of the BRA (British Reflexology Association). Sarah has over 16 years’ experience treating both men and women through reflexology practice and is based at the Birth Company two days a week. In addition to complementary therapy, Sarah supports the clinic as a midwife.

Reflexology and how it works

Your feet are a perfect microcosm of your body. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet and reflexology uses these reflexes to create positive change within the body.

Reflexology is an ideal form of treatment to prepare the body for pregnancy and birth and indeed to treat many general health conditions.


In pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes that will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body’s natural state of well-being.

Reflexology is a wonderful way of helping you through the myriad of changes of motherhood. It is, however, not recommended if there is a history of premature labour, severe hypertension, placenta praevia or recent vaginal bleeding. If you suspect any problems in your pregnancy it is important to contact your doctor or midwife.

Reflexology can be used for any of the following reasons during pregnancy:

  • General relaxation
  • Relief of stress and anxiety
  • Increased energy levels
  • Insomnia and sleep problems
  • Reduce heartburn
  • Relieve backache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Oedema (swelling, mainly of feet and ankles)
  • Ligament and groin pain
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis

Reflexology and Labour

Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of very post mature babies (after 41 weeks) and shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain-relief. Other benefits include:

  • Helping to initiate labour
  • Providing some pain relief
  • Co-ordination and acceleration of regular contractions
  • Reducing the chance of a retained placenta.

Reflexology following birth

Reflexology can help to reduce postnatal problems for you and your baby. It is used to help with:

  • Inadequate lactation
  • Engorged breasts
  • Urine retention
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Stress and anxiety problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Postnatal depression.

Prices:

1 hour treatment - £90

For appointments please call The Birth Company on 020 7725 0528.

 

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THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
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Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR
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Alderley Edge