Hi, I’m Emma and I’m a fertility reflexologist based in Surrey.
How Reflexology for fertility works
Reflexology is whole systems therapy where the feet hold a map of the body which acts as mirror as to what is going on inside of you. In areas you hold physical or emotional tension or have an existing condition the reflexes will be affected and may show as tenderness or feeling different under my touch.
As a reflexologist I am trained to detect these imbalances, also sometimes referred to as sensitivities. By working into the sensitive reflexes, we can encourage the body and mind to return to a place of balance, leaving you feeling relaxed and with regular treatment we may see a shift in symptoms you experience.
What conditions can reflexology affect from a fertility perspective?
Reflexology can address hormonal imbalances by working on something called the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian axis which is the communication pathway between the brain and the ovary. This means we can help to affect your overall reproductive health and fertility. Along with any hormonal symptoms that may be occurring during your monthly cycle.
Even if you have unexplained infertility or are not sure what is behind your fertility issues, we can help optimise your fertility by using the subtle clues your body gives us as to what maybe happening.
How do we diagnose in Reflexology?
We use touch as our primary diagnostic tool. For example, when we touch your feet we are feeling for areas of tension or areas that feel different that what we would expect normally. Also whether you find any areas painful or tender.We also conduct a thorough consultation with you beforehand. We then use all of the information your body has given us and combine it with the information you have told us and formulate a bespoke treatment plan for you.
Essentially we are just helping to nudge your body back into balance.
What to expect at your first fertility reflexology in Surrey appointment
We will discuss your medical history and current wellbeing at your first appointment as there will be lots of questions we want to ask. The appointment will last for around 90 minutes.
Then we will ask you to lay on our couch and start the reflexology treatment. We will play relaxing music and if you would like the eye mask then that often allows you to completely switch off and rest. You will enter a deeply relaxed place that allows the body to rest and heal.
After the appointment, we would advise that you take it relatively easy, with no strenuous exercise, heavy meals or alcohol. You may feel a little tired but normally after a good sleep, most women feel more energised the next day.
How often should I come for fertility reflexology in Surrey to optimise my fertility?
We recommend weekly or fortnightly treatments over a three-month period. This is because it takes three months for your eggs to be recruited and matured before ovulation occurs so this timeframe is how we often see the most benefit. We also see better improvements in patients who attend weekly. As a minimum, we advise once in each part of your cycle.
How do I get started?
You can read more about working with us here. We offer packages to support natural fertility, IVF, recurrent miscarriage and unexplained infertility. If you wanted to have a chat before you commit then you can book a free fifteen-minute call with us here. Or you can go ahead and book your initial consultation here.