Deciding to start a family can be a wonderful and exciting time and reflexology can help to support both men and women with fertility planning, whether the aim is to improve general health, introduce some relaxation time to reduce stress and anxiety levels or to address specific medical health issues.
As many as 1 in 6 couples will have trouble conceiving with 30% of cases attributed to female fertility issues, 30% of cases to male fertility issues, 30% to the couple and in 10% the problem is unexplained.
Anxiety can negatively affect your ability to conceive, whether it is caused by worrying about becoming pregnant, pressure from family members, stress in the workplace, or from a host of other factors in your life. We lead such busy lives with demanding jobs and home lives which can result in poor health, feeling exhausted and stressed.
Stress has been shown to have a major impact to the balance of hormones in the body of both men and women. Hormonal imbalance has been shown to adversely affect fertility. Reflexology has been shown to be an effective treatment to reduce stress and so help restore hormonal balance in the body.
Initial treatment will include a detailed health, diet and lifestyle consultation including an in-depth look into your gynaecological history so a personalised treatment plan can be designed for you. Fertility reflexology treatments are available for both male and female clients.
Although reflexology cannot claim to be a cure for infertility, many couples have found it an effective treatment on their journey to having a baby.
Reflexology support for Fertility video