I am pregnant, is Reflexology safe for me? 31 Aug 2020
Obviously when you are pregnant you want to make sure everything you do is safe for both you and your baby. Reflexology is generally considered safe if you are pregnant providing all is well with the pregnancy and you tell the Reflexologist you are pregnant.
Reflexology should be avoided by women with a risk of pre-eclampsia or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and they should seek medical advice before having Reflexology. It is not suitable if:
you have a history of miscarriages
you have been diagnosed with Placenta Previa
you have been diagnosed with Hydroamnios
The Association of Reflexologists says, "Nearly everyone can benefit from having Reflexology during pregnancy." The benefits include helping you cope with the emotional changes during pregnancy plus the physical changes to your body including tiredness. Reflexology also helps with the side effects of being pregnant e.g fluid retention, swelling, constipation, aches and pains including backache.
Reflexology can also help new mothers cope with the demands of their new baby.