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Why Foot Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural complementary therapy using focused pressure technique, directed at the feet.  It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of our body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body.  When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones.  A reflexology session breaks up deposits which may interfere with the body's electrical energy in the nervous system.  

It has existed in some form for thousands of years, with Egyptian and Chinese natural medicine confident of its benefits. Throughout the years it has developed as an expert technique and has been recognised in the Western world since the early 20th century. 

Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic response in the body to enable the blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body.  With stress removed and circulation enhanced, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis and balance. The gentle pressure and stretching also encourages elimination of toxins and improved circulation.

Available treatments include 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and Prenatal Reflexology.

Reflexology is being offered by Marilia Pereira, Certified Reflexologist and active member with the Ontario College of Reflexology. 

Prenatal Reflexology 
{From Fertility to Postpartum}

Initially when couples decide to try and conceive, they sometimes find that it may take longer than had been planned. Reflexology has been shown to help this process naturally and successfully. Women have reported that using reflexology at this stage, whether through natural family planning or using assisted reproductive technologies like IUI or IVF, this natural therapy helped them to prepare emotionally and physically; and was a key component to conceiving naturally. Reflexology is beneficial for both partners helping to relax and become more balanced during what could be an emotional and stressful time.

During pregnancy, reflexology has been shown to be helpful at reducing some of the symptoms mothers-to-be experience. It helps to; promote relaxation, improve circulation, reduce stress and relieve common discomforts. It helps to improve; hormones, mood, sleep, tension and address issues like swelling or nausea. 

This natural therapy gently nudges the body towards improved functioning of all its systems. It is a natural alternative therapy using specialized zone pressure to activate different zones on the foot corresponding to reflex points to different organs, tissues and parts of the body. 
Prenatal reflexology includes specialized reflex stimulation to the reproductive organs, lymphatic system, pelvic area, digestive system, lumbar spine, thyroid, pituitary gland, solar plexus and adrenal glands.

PLEASE NOTE: Reflexology is NOT recommended during the first trimester when the risk of miscarriage is highest.

Reflexology is also commonly used to help induce natural labour. For mother's looking to avoid medical interventions, this is a very supportive natural therapy to include as part of the labour plans towards the last couple of weeks of pregnancy or past due date.

Reflexology can support the natural healing processes of the body and mind. It can promote hormonal balance, help with depression and improve quality of sleep. It has been shown to help breastfeeding mums in improving milk production and helping the menstrual cycle return to normal in the months after birth.
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