What I Do
Reflexology for fertility, and women’s wellbeing. That’s what I do – help support your fertility naturally – whether that’s : to sort out monthly cycles so your PMS isn’t bothering you ORpreparation for natural conception ORhelping regulate PCOS / endo /fibroids ORsupport for all kinds of assisted fertility treatment ORreflexology for pregnancy, labour and fourth […]
Men’s Health Week 2020
During this week, I’ll be adding posts to my social media with links to useful articles on men’s health, particularly in relation to their fertility. In my practice, unfortunately, I don’t see men coming for ANY reflexology very often, and I’d like to see that change. The majority of the work I do now is […]
What is homeostasis?
Do you know what homestasis means? It’s a term used in many holistic therapies, including reflexology. Essentially, it means balance. Within your body all the many systems that keep you upright and functioning are very finely tuned. Trust me, YOU are a miracle! If anything goes out of balance in an organ or system, it […]
What is a short luteal phase? And why is it important when you’re trying to conceive?
The luteal phase is the 10 – 16 days between ovulation (release of an egg) and the bleed. The phase length is governed by the corpus luteum, a temporary endocrine gland which forms from the empty follicle after ovulation. The corpus luteum is responsible for the production of progesterone, which supports the development of any […]
My Story
Welcome! I’m Rowena Gledhill, your fertility reflexologist. How did I get here? I was born in Weymouth and lived here until moving to London in the 1990’s. We were told we had unexplained fertility, after trying for a baby over a year, undergoing lots of tests and an operation. I was devasted, and then decided […]
What is the follicular phase (and why do you need to know about it when trying for a baby?)
Do you know what a follicular phase is (and why it’s important)? The follicular phase is the first half of your monthly cycle. It can last between 7 and 21 days. Teens can have a follicular phase of up to 32 days! It starts when a few follicles (6 -8) get to the end of […]
Varicoceles
Varicoceles – what are they? A varicocele is an enlarged varicose vein, or a bunch of them which affect the testicles. Usually there are some more visible veins in the testes, sometimes you can only feel them. They are more common the older you get. Varicoceles affect the temperature of the testicles – making them […]
What is PCOS?
What is PCOS / Poly Cycstic Ovary Syndrome? PCOS is a whole body hormone condition, not just a period problem. When follicle sacs within the ovaries fail to develop properly, they can cause cysts on the ovary surface (hence the term poly = many and cystic = follicles). These can interfere with ovulation because the […]
Re-opening soon
Exciting news! (The good kind 😊) I am hoping to re-open the clinic in about two weeks time – around the 6th October, if I can be ready by then. Until then, you can continue to access my services online, and these will still be available once the clinic is open for hands-on treatment. This […]