Fertility Reflexology

A Body Service

Fertility Reflexology

First Appointment 90 minutes Includes Initial consultation £60.00 Subsequent Appointments 60-minutes £50.00

Having previously worked at an eminent fertility clinic in Harley Street, I am familiar with the physical and emotional obstacles faced by those undergoing fertility treatments. This helps me to work in this area with a great amount of empathy and understanding.

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Fertility Reflexology

Fertility reflexology is a specialised branch of reflexology. I have completed specialist training and have a diploma in Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal Reflexology. If you are trying to conceive, reflexology is a fantastic natural therapy that can help rebalance the body and restore its natural equilibrium.

How Does Reflexology Address Fertility Health?

Reflexology can help ensure your body is in optimum condition for conceiving and help prepare you for fertility treatments. Reflexology works best when the client also adopts healthy lifestyle habits.Polycystic ovaries, cervical problems, adhesions, pelvic inflammatory disease, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalances, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis and menstrual problems have all shown improvement from reflexology (Holt et al 2009, McCullough et al 2014 and Tiran D 2010).

Within a few sessions, improved health and wellbeing surface. In order to address fertility health, I work through the reflexology points specific to the client’s area(s) of health concern, such as the: ovaries lymphatic system immune system uterus circulatory system neurological system (stress, anxiety, depression) endocrine system (hormone balance) liver (toxin release, hormone balance) kidneys (libido, fertility issues)

How Do You Conduct Fertility Reflexology?

No two reflexology treatments are the same for each session because the chosen points address the needs of the client on that particular day. Tailored treatment during session helps to ensure a more successful outcome. Aside from releasing oxytocin and the endorphins responsible for intense relaxation, reflexology provides a space away from the speed of modern day life and a chance to offload emotionally, physically and mentally (Tiran D 2010). My treatment room provides a womb like environment, which absorbs the strain and tension of control which trying to get pregnant often brings. Acceptance and surrender to the unknown and the uncontrollable is sometimes all it takes for the body to let go and to fall pregnant. Fertility reflexology can support an individual or couple on their fertility journey. Reflexology is immensely relaxing, helping to reduce tension and encourage a sense of wellbeing.

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Can Reflexology Aid in Reducing Stress and Anxiety?

Reflexology is fantastic for alleviating stress, which is very important if you are trying to increase your fertility and become pregnant. Stress can negatively affect your ability to conceive and Reflexology is known for being deeply calming and relaxing.

I hold a full Level 3 Diploma from the London School of Reflexology in  Regent’s Park University under the tuition of Louise Keet – described by the Mail on Sunday as “Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner”.  I’ve also completed specialist training to Diploma level in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology with Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology. I am committed to maintaining the highest clinical and professional standards in my practice and undertake regular professional development as part of this drive for excellence.   I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who hold extremely high standards for their members and have strict entry level criteria. I am fully insured and work in accordance with their codes of conduct and professional practice. So you can relax knowing that you are in good hands. You’ll find my details on their website.

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Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:

More than 48h No Fee Less Than 48h Full Fee No Show Full Fee

For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

Read more: Fertility Reflexology

Mindfulness Reflexology

A Body Service

Mindfulness Reflexology

First Appointment 90 minutes Includes Initial consultation £60.00 Subsequent Appointments 60-minutes £50.00 Mobile Service £60 (for foot reflexology)

What Is Mindfulness Reflexology?

I think of mindfulness as both an action and an attitude, or as a state of both doing and being. When we choose to practise mindfulness – the doing part – we pay close attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment, concentrating on the breath, the body or perhaps a creative activity to help us stay focused and aware. In our day-to-day life we tend to be creatures of habit and much of what we do is a kind of unconscious reaction to life’s circumstances. Mindfulness is the ability to be more aware, or awake, to our experiences in the present moment. This ability then enables us to choose how to respond to our experiences. Mindfulness can help you to break cycles of reactivity and to regain a sense of initiative, confidence.

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How does mindfulness work?

Mindfulness works on a number of levels. From a physical point of view, formal mindfulness practice causes the relaxation response, which means your breathing slows, your blood pressure drops, you relax and feel calmer. From a brain science point of view, regular mindfulness reduces the reactivity of the amygdala; a part of the brain that processes emotions. This means you become less reactive and less stressed out about things, in particular worries, and thoughts that previously may have caused you stress, are not so problematical. From a psychological point of view, mindfulness allows you to start to feel in to and experience a very natural and real sense of being totally OK. This feeling of being OK creates a high degree of self-acceptance and less striving to try and trying to perfect or fix yourself or your life.

What happens in a one-to-one mindfulness session with you?

I offer one-to-one mindfulness sessions and can integrate mindfulness-based techniques into my therapies, such as using mindfulness with reflexology. I will discuss with you what situations and thoughts are problematical with a view to helping you become much more mindful and aware in these situations. There is no attempt to change your thinking, but simply to become more aware of the unhelpfulness of some your thoughts. You may be encouraged to reflect on a difficult situation as it is happening or soon after. Similarly, you may be encouraged to stay with an upsetting emotion for some length of time so that you can become more familiar with it and perhaps avoid the need to bring a lot of resources to fighting it off time after time. In essence the aim of a one-to-one mindfulness session is to allow you to have a different, easier relationship with problematical thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations.

What are the results of one-to-one mindfulness sessions?

The result is an increase in well-being, more control over your own mind as you spend less time thinking about difficulties and troublesome thoughts.  A regular mindfulness practice helps us move through our lives with inner peace.

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How do you learn mindfulness?

Through practice. There is no shortcut. Mindfulness is learned experientially, which means trying it out for yourself. Formal practice is sitting and being mindful without any distractions for a period of time (every day if possible).

Informal practice is taking what you have learned through your formal practice of being present and applying this moment-to-moment in everyday life. Like any skill, the more you practise it, the easier it becomes. It is relatively easy to learn how to be mindful. Mindfulness is developed through a series of simple practices that help us to become aware of what is happening to us. Over time we learn to see what is actually happening and to develop the ability to choose how we respond instead of what often is an automatic reaction.

That Mindfulness originated in Buddhism and the Vedas tribes from ancient India, it was popularised in the West for the treatment of stress by U.S. Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn.

What does mindfulness feel like?

It depends on your experience at the time. Mindfulness isn’t one particular state or experience, but rather a deepening into the feeling of the experience you are having right at this moment – which could be pleasant or unpleasant. Mindfulness is not designed to change our experiences as much as change our relationship to our experience so it is not so stressful and problematical. One thing is for sure though, you can only experience what mindfulness is like by actually doing it.

What are the benefits of mindfulness?

Mindfulness practices have gained momentum in the modern world and with good reason: they are specifically designed to improve our ability to perform under stress and pressure.

Over time and with regular practice, many people find that mindfulness helps them to:

Reduce stress and anxiety Feel more joy Increase feelings of well-being Increase self-acceptance Improve sleeping patterns and the immune system. Increase self-acceptance and self-love

What is taught in mindfulness meditation?

In mindfulness meditation, participants are taught to focus their thoughts on their immediate physical sensations - including ones normally taken for granted, such as breathing in and out - in a way that helps them cope more easily with physical pain and to minimise any worries or anxieties they might have about the past or future.

What about the 'spiritual' aspects of mindfulness?

Mindfulness training is 100% secular and non-religious fashion with no religious terms, philosophy or ritual. The benefits of mindfulness do not rely on any belief system.

I hold a full Level 3 Diploma from the London School of Reflexology in  Regent’s Park University under the tuition of Louise Keet – described by the Mail on Sunday as “Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner”.  I’ve also completed specialist training to Diploma level in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology with Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology. I am committed to maintaining the highest clinical and professional standards in my practice and undertake regular professional development as part of this drive for excellence.   I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who hold extremely high standards for their members and have strict entry level criteria. I am fully insured and work in accordance with their codes of conduct and professional practice. So you can relax knowing that you are in good hands. You’ll find my details on their website.

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Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:

More than 48h No Fee Less Than 48h Full Fee No Show Full Fee

For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

Read more: Mindfulness Reflexology

Reflexology for Hands

A Body Service

Hand Reflexology

First Appointment 90 minutes Includes Initial consultation £60.00 Subsequent Appointments 60-minutes £50.00

Hand reflexology is equally as effective as foot reflexology and can be used at the start or end of a traditional foot reflexology treatment, or as a stand-alone treatment in its own right. It is particularly useful to use when a foot is injured or where you are unable to elevate your leg. It may also be used for self-help and I often demonstrate it to enable my clients to use reflexology techniques in-between appointments. Hand Reflexology is suitable for those who cannot have Foot Reflexology due to contraindications that may prevent treatment such as injury or infection to the foot. It is also effective for clients who have very ticklish, sensitive feet or don’t enjoy the sensation of having their feet touched. Other people just prefer having the hands treated.

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What are the Benefits of a Hand Massage?

Even though a hand massage may seem simple, it can provide a whole host of health benefits. These may include: Boosting circulation: either following an injury or as a result of a long-term complaint, such as Raynaud’s. Increased flexibility: by improving mobility and easing joint movement, particularly in older people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Pain relief: from chronic issues such as arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis. It can also contribute to the alleviation of common everyday difficulties caused by repetitive motion, such as carpal tunnel caused by computer use.

This type of treatment may also provide some relief for the following conditions:

Headaches Shoulder and back pain Stress Sports injuries Irritable bowel syndrome Symptoms of menopause Sinus and breathing problems

Why The Hands?

Our hands are perhaps the most active parts of the human body and the popularity of hand reflexology has grown with the increase in hand-use intensive activities such as: gaming, key boarding and texting - because hand reflexology provides a relieving respite in the hand's busy day. Hand reflexology can therefore serve as an accessible tool to get some relief from the stresses that new technologies sometimes put on our hands

I hold a full Level 3 Diploma from the London School of Reflexology in  Regent’s Park University under the tuition of Louise Keet – described by the Mail on Sunday as “Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner”.  I’ve also completed specialist training to Diploma level in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology with Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology. I am committed to maintaining the highest clinical and professional standards in my practice and undertake regular professional development as part of this drive for excellence.   I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who hold extremely high standards for their members and have strict entry level criteria. I am fully insured and work in accordance with their codes of conduct and professional practice. So you can relax knowing that you are in good hands. You’ll find my details on their website.

Would You Like To Book This Therapy?

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Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:

More than 48h No Fee Less Than 48h Full Fee No Show Full Fee

For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

Read more: Reflexology for Hands

Pre-conceptual and Pregnancy Reflexology

A Body Service

Pregnancy Reflexology

First Appointment 90 minutes Includes Initial consultation £60.00 Subsequent Appointments 60-minutes £50.00

Pregnancy reflexology is a specialised branch of reflexology. I have completed specialist training and have a diploma in Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal Reflexology. Is Reflexology Safe During Pregnancy? Reflexology can have many benefits during pregnancy and is generally considered safe in pregnancy, provided all is well with your pregnancy and your reflexologist knows that you’re pregnant. I will always conduct a thorough consultation process with you, to ensure that reflexology is the right treatment for you in your pregnancy. Pregnancy Reflexology is a gentle and non-invasive therapy and works with you and supports your body through the great changes it is experiencing at this time. 

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What is Special About Pregnancy Reflexology?

The sequences used and the points on the feet that are worked on are reflective of areas in the body that relate specifically to pregnancy. Each session will be tailored to suit your needs based on the symptoms and stresses that your body is suffering. For example, if you had terrible morning sickness, the reflexology treatment would include working on points related to your digestive system. Reflexology in pregnancy aims to work on both the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and your journey into parenthood, and so reflexologists will sometimes offer lifestyle and self-help advice and support.

How Can Reflexology help Pregnant Women?

During pregnancy, reflexology aims to optimise the physical and emotional health of pregnant women. It is a natural therapy helping to support and balance mother and baby during this special time. It can be deeply relaxing and pleasant to receive! Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by women during their pregnancy because it improves general well-being and vitality. It induces a deep state of relaxation so that her body can adjust to the major changes which are taking place, and it can help to ease or prevent many of the discomforts and ailments which are commonly associated with pregnancy. Trials have found that those receiving regular treatments during their pregnancy tend to deliver closer to term and have shorter labours.

Reflexology in the First Trimester

Reflexology can help with nausea, morning sickness and fatigue.  I can give shorter sessions weekly, or a full hour may be appropriate every two to three weeks, depending on the mother’s goals and response to the sessions.

Treating Pregnant Women

The AoR (Association of Reflexologists) Guidelines state that Reflexology does not increase the risk of miscarriage during the first trimester (first 13 weeks). Therefore, first trimester of pregnancy is not a contraindication. In the first trimester there is a natural increase in miscarriage - this is 'usually' due to the body being clever, knowing when developmental mistakes have happened. There is no evidence to show that reflexology can bring on a miscarriage.

When do Pregnant Women First See you, and How do you Support them through their Pregnancy and Beyond?

Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy, although most people choose to come once they get to 12 weeks or after their first scan. A full history will be taken to ensure that it’s safe and appropriate to carry out a treatment. Sessions are customised to each person and to each stage of pregnancy, focusing on relaxing techniques and direct attention to common symptoms of pregnancy. Appointments are usually monthly until nearer the due date when they can be a little closer together. It can also be wonderful to have a reflexology session after you have given birth to help balance the body and allow for a little relaxation during a very busy time.

What Benefits can Pregnant Women get from Reflexology that they Might Not Get from other Treatments?

Receiving reflexology during pregnancy allows mums-to-be time away from busy lives and a place where they can focus purely on themselves and their growing baby. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefited from reflexology throughout their pregnancy. Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy reduced discomfort during labour, reduced the length of the first stage of labour, and improved quality of sleep in post-natal women. Can Reflexology Induce Labour?The last few days of pregnancy can be really uncomfortable, and if you’re overdue, you may be trying every trick in the book to bring on labour! Reflexology is not a miracle treatment and if your baby is not ready to come out then Reflexology isn’t going to initiate that process in one treatment. However, if baby is ready to come then by working on the areas that stimulate hormones, the uterus/ovaries as well as spinal nerve roots we can help prepare and support the body for what is to come.  Reflexology can be very soothing and helps you to relax – which is only going to aid you in the labour process. Reflexology often works better when received regularly throughout a pregnancy and studies have shown that many of these women often go on to have easier and smoother labours.Although there is no hard evidence that reflexology can induce labour, the general view is that it will help support the body to prepare for labour and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high.As a reflexologist, I am there to support my clients through any worries or concerns they may have in a safe and confidential space.

Do I Need to get Permission from my Obstetrician/Midwife?

You may feel happier informing your obstetrician/midwife that you are receiving reflexology, although it is not necessary if you have a natural, uncomplicated pregnancy.

Can Reflexology Cause a Miscarriage?

No. Maternity Reflexology cannot, will not and does not cause a viable foetus to be miscarried nor delivered early. It is a gentle and non-invasive therapy and works with you and supports your body through the great changes it is experiencing at this time. 

Is Reflexology OK Throughout the Entire Pregnancy?

Yes, definitely! As long as your reflexologist has been trained in maternity reflexology then there is no reason why you cannot enjoy treatments from before conception until after the baby’s birth.

Reflexology can Help Relieve the Following Complaints During Pregnancy:

Morning sickness Reduce and normalize high blood pressure Normalize low blood pressure Oedema and reducing swelling in feet and ankles Nausea and headaches Pain and discomfort Backache Stress & anxiety Improved sleep quality Digestive problems – constipation Prevention of heartburn

And it has the following benefits:

Oxygenating the baby by improving the blood flow within the whole body, helping the uterus and the baby’s placenta. Helping to carry the baby to term

There are some conditions where reflexology should be avoided altogether during pregnancy and these include:

Pre-term labour (less than 37 weeks pregnant) Placenta Previa (low lying afterbirth) if grade ii or iii and 32 weeks or more. Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid around the baby) if 32 weeks or more. Reflexology is also beneficial postnatally for: Adjusting to the demands of coping with a new baby Coping with interrupted sleep and fatigue Increasing energy levels Maintaining or increasing milk supply Supporting return of normal menstrual cycle Re-balancing the body Stabilising body weight Preventing post-natal depression Providing general relaxation and ‘me time'

I hold a full Level 3 Diploma from the London School of Reflexology in  Regent’s Park University under the tuition of Louise Keet – described by the Mail on Sunday as “Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner”.  I’ve also completed specialist training to Diploma level in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology with Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology. I am committed to maintaining the highest clinical and professional standards in my practice and undertake regular professional development as part of this drive for excellence.   I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who hold extremely high standards for their members and have strict entry level criteria. I am fully insured and work in accordance with their codes of conduct and professional practice. So you can relax knowing that you are in good hands. You’ll find my details on their website.

Would You Like To Book This Therapy?

Contact Marlene

Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:

More than 48h No Fee Less Than 48h Full Fee No Show Full Fee

For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

Read more: Pre-conceptual and Pregnancy Reflexology

Reflexology for Feet

A Body Service

Feet Reflexology

First Appointment 90 minutes Includes Initial consultation £60.00 Subsequent Appointments 60-minutes £50.00 Mobile Service £60 (for foot reflexology)

You might not know this but reflexology is about so much more than just your feet! It’s one of my most popular forms of therapy and I often use it in conjunction with other treatments for maximum long-term impact. The below tells you everything you need to know about reflexology and whether it could be the right path for you.

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Who Can Have Reflexology?

Anyone! Reflexology is suitable for everyone. It is a safe, non-invasive massage treatment that focuses on the feet and hands that has been developed to aid deep relaxation, unblock energy pathways (aka meridians) and increase blood flow and energy flow to specific and problematic areas of the body. It can be highly beneficial in pregnancy, extremely helpful in assisting the terminally ill and ideal for combating work related stress.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

Firstly, I will answer any questions you have and listen to your reasons for coming to see me. I will ask you a number of questions, which will cover your medical history, your lifestyle and your general health and well-being that will help me better understand your specific needs. Then, you will lay fully clothed on the treatment couch (you should wear comfortable clothes and I will only ask you to remove your shoes and socks). If you find it difficult to lie flat, you can lie propped up on my treatment couch or sit in a reflexology chair, known as a lafuma. After some initial relaxation, I will then use my thumb and forefinger to apply pressure to specific areas of your feet (reflexes) and/or your hands. At the end of your session, we can discuss your experience and I can make any recommendations for further treatment.

How many treatments should I have to feel any benefit?

You will be able to feel the benefit of reflexology after just one treatment, though the benefits are cumulative. However, depending on your own needs I usually recommend a course of treatments in order to kick-start the body into healing.  As reflexology works on an energetic level, people often find their bodies respond better to the treatment at each subsequent session.

Do you Offer Reflexology in my Own Home?

I offer ‘at-home’ reflexology visits within a 10-mile radius of St Albans. Many of my clients enjoy the benefits of treatment in their own home and by coming to your house, I can ensure that you keep feeling relaxed long after your treatment.  My mobile service is ideal if you’re working in ‘the big smoke’, if you need in-hospital or at-home holistic palliative care, or if you’re elderly or infirm. I can treat you at your workplace or in the comfort of your own home and I am also able to see you at your convenience, rather than mine.

The Treatment

How Long Does the Treatment Last?

The first appointment includes an initial consultation and is approximately 1.5 hours. Subsequent appointments last roughly one hour.

Does Reflexology Hurt?

No, reflexology is non-intrusive and is not painful because the main intention is relaxation. However, on occasion, a client may experience some mild discomfort during the treatment as I work on different areas of the foot. You will find that these areas often correspond to a problem you have been experiencing in another part of your body. Any discomfort you may feel is temporary and will only last for a few seconds. If you feel that the pressure being applied is too much all you need to do is say and it will be adjusted accordingly.

How Will I Feel After the Reflexology Treatment?

Everybody responds differently so you may feel tired and sleepy or energised and refreshed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains, or emotional issues like anxiety. People often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. It is advised that you drink plenty of water for a period of 24 hours after your treatment to help rid the body of toxins that have been released during the treatment. Reflexology works on both the physical body and also on emotional and mental levels. A reaction is a positive sign that the therapy is working and is a natural outcome of the treatment. After the treatment some people have what is known as a healing reaction that comes in various forms such as thirst, emotion, mild tiredness etc. If you experience any of these reactions, they are part of the healing process and they will not normally last more than 24 hours.

Is Reflexology Safe During Pregnancy?

Reflexology can have many benefits during pregnancy and is generally considered safe in pregnancy, provided all is well with your pregnancy and your reflexologist knows that you’re pregnant.

I will always conduct a thorough consultation process with you, to ensure that reflexology is the right treatment for you in your pregnancy. Maternity Reflexology (or pregnancy reflexology) is a gentle and non-invasive therapy and works with you and supports your body through the great changes it is experiencing at this time. Reflexology is excellent throughout pregnancy whether it be coping with everyday activities or whether it be coping with discomfort or fatigue. Maternity reflexology can bring relief and help, among others, with: morning sickness, nausea, backache, constipation, general fatigue, fluid retention and headaches.

Can Reflexology Induce Labour?

Reflexology is not a miracle treatment and if your baby is not ready to come out then Reflexology isn’t going to initiate that process in one treatment.  However, if baby is ready to come then by working on the areas that stimulate hormones, the uterus/ovaries as well as spinal nerve roots we can help prepare and support the body for what is to come.  Reflexology can be very soothing and helps you to relax – which is only going to aid you in the labour process. Reflexology often works better when received regularly throughout a pregnancy and studies have shown that many of these women often go on to have easier and smoother labours.

Does Reflexology Treat or Cure Conditions?

Reflexology is a natural non-invasive complementary therapy. It works very well alongside orthodox or conventional medicine and does not replace it. Although it cannot cure, treatment may help alleviate the symptoms of an illness/disease. As a reflexologist, I treat the whole person (holistic approach) by stimulating the nerve endings on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. A reflexology treatment aims at the client reaching a holistic balance on his/her health. Please note that reflexology is unsuitable if you have the following: Deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, an unstable pregnancy (especially in the first trimester or history thereof), a fever or infectious disease, just eaten a heavy meal, under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are unsure about your suitability to having a reflexology treatment, please check with your GP.

How do I Know you are Qualified to Practise Reflexology?

I am a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists, an organisation that holds a list of qualified reflexology practitioners that must abide by a code of conduct and commit to continuing development. I am fully insured to practice and hold my Reflexology diploma and continued professional development (CPD) certificates of qualifications, professional membership and insurance.

Can I Claim Back the Cost of Treatment Through my Healthcare Provider?

As an AOR registered Reflexologist, some private health insurance plans do offer varying contributions towards treatment. These include BUPA, Medicare and Sovereign. Please call your provider for details.

What Happens if my Feet are Ticklish?

If you do have ticklish feet, you really don't have to worry. Every person I know who has ticklish feet quickly discovers that reflexology has a much more therapeutic feel and relax into their treatment very quickly.  That's because, the pressure I apply to your feet is firm and systematic, so your tootsies are definitely not tickled!  If we find an area of the feet that's too giggly to treat, then hand reflexology can be used instead!

What happens if I have Athlete’s Foot or a verruca? 

Small areas can be covered up with a plaster, or I can wear latex free gloves. Alternatively, hand reflexology can be given.  

I hold a full Level 3 Diploma from the London School of Reflexology in  Regent’s Park University under the tuition of Louise Keet – described by the Mail on Sunday as “Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner”.  I’ve also completed specialist training to Diploma level in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology with Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology. I am committed to maintaining the highest clinical and professional standards in my practice and undertake regular professional development as part of this drive for excellence.   I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), who hold extremely high standards for their members and have strict entry level criteria. I am fully insured and work in accordance with their codes of conduct and professional practice. So you can relax knowing that you are in good hands. You’ll find my details on their website.

Would You Like To Book This Therapy?

Contact Marlene

Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:

More than 48h No Fee Less Than 48h Full Fee No Show Full Fee

For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

Read more: Reflexology for Feet

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