Reflexology gently encourages the body to restore and maintain it's natural equilibrium.
And it feels good.
It can serve anyone, of any age.
It is a powerful way to work on the whole body through the feet.
People often find it deeply relaxing.
It is a natural healing art, based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every part of the body. By stimulating and applying pressure to the feet (usually) or hands, we are increasing circulation and promoting specific bodily and muscular functions.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective for :
Health in pregnancy, labour and post-partum
In my experience Reflexology can be a very powerful and non-intrusive way of having a whole body and mind treatment. Sometimes people want to talk, sometimes not. What you want what guides each session. Reflexology (and I) do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
Fertility and maternity reflexology
Conceiving a baby can be straightforward; at other times, it may be a longer journey. Reflexology is a wonderful way of supporting the conception journey for both men and women, sometimes in tandem with other alternative therapies (such as acupuncture and homeopathy) and/or IVF programmes.
Why choose reflexology when wanting a baby? In a nutshell: reflexology is relaxing and improves wellbeing.
Whether trying to conceive naturally or undergoing clinically-assisted fertility protocols (such as IUI, IVF or ICSI), the deep relaxation offered by reflexology releases both muscular and nervous tensions, which optimises hormonal and circulatory systems. Discomforts due to side effects from drugs might lessen, alongside anxieties that can affect the quality of sleep and the libido.
What is special about the maternity reflexology environment?
During each session, the practitioner puts the mother-to-be or father-to-be at ease, as an attentive and non-judgemental listener; if silence is needed, this is also respected. Sometimes clients fall asleep or enjoy a meditative experience. Reflexology sessions offer an oasis of peace that clients can look forward to in the midst of busy lives. Babies in the womb are known to benefit from the calmness of their mother.
The reflexology environment is such that the client feels free to be themselves. Since the session is confidential, the practitioner is a valuable witness to each individual’s particular journey from preconception to pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Can pregnancy-related medical conditions be helped by reflexology?
There are as yet no scientific studies proving that reflexology helps with specific medical conditions in subfertility and pregnancy, so no claims can be made. However, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence in the affirmative. Testimonials abound regarding the usefulness of reflexology for fertility issues in both males and females, and for problems in pregnancy, but scientific research is still forthcoming.
Can reflexology help with labour?
Yes – there are several scientific studies concluding that reflexology is helpful in reducing pain, easing anxieties, and shortening the duration of labour. There is evidence that having reflexology can make a significant difference to the experience of giving birth. See link page for research published in February 2020.
As a reflexologist and birth doula, I am committed to helping to bring children into our world in as safe and beautiful a way as possible, while optimising the wellbeing of the parents. I work inspired by Mother Nature, with preconception preparation, fertility issues, accompanying women through pregnancy, during birth and postnatally.
I deliver safe, holistic and powerful treatments that encourage wellbeing during pregnancy. These include preparations for labour, particularly in the last six weeks of pregnancy, breech presentation and priming for labour for post-due date babies (with the consent of obstetric caregivers).
I have experience of supporting women facing inductions and other interventions, or who have had miscarriages, stillbirths, terminations, traumatic births or a history of abuse.
1 Hour Reflexology £45
1 1/2 hours of any treatment £65
Two hours of any treatment £80
Treatment length can be extended, and treatments are often mixed and matched eg 45 minutes body massage, 20 minutes head massage and 25 minutes reflexology (total 1 1\2 hours pro rata).
Do contact me using the details below to book a session either in your home or at mine.
"Vibha is amazing at all sorts, but in my experience, her Reflexology is second to none! She is friendly and professional and I would highly recommend her" Sam (Brighton)
"Vibha’s approach to reflexology is supportive, trusting and holistic. She has treated the whole of me, which I needed.
She has helped and encouraged me open up to my possibilities.
Truly therapeutic in every sense." SC (Brighton)