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Reflexology and infertility

Reproflexology and undiagnosed infertility – some numbers for you.

Pregnancy – 70%
Live birth rate – 70%

Success rates from a data collection study of 180 cases, published in Reflexology for Fertility.

‘It is important to be aware that these results can ONLY be attributed to using these particular reproflexology protocols and no other form of reflexology’

Barbara Scott, ‘Reflexology for Fertility, a practitioners’ guide to natural and assisted conception’ (Watkins, 2016)

Are you struggling to get pregnant? Have you been told you have undiagnosed infertility (i.e. “we don’t know why you aren’t pregnant yet”)?

Reproflexology techniques are designed to help you – by teaching you how your bodies work; using specific reflexology routines to support and maintain a regular monthly cycle; by treating male partners as well (remember, their wellbeing is also critical) to help optimum sperm health; and by discussing dietary and nutritional information which is specific to your needs.

I am now taking on new clients to work with these new techniques, get in touch with me to schedule your consultation, by calling or booking an appointment online.

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Virtual Support

I want to play my part in keeping my clients (and myself) safe and well during the current Corona virus pandemic. That means that for my clients, hands-on treatments have been suspended for the time being. Currently suggestions from government mean that the earliest potential opening date for hands-on therapies may be some time in July.

I am providing online consultations / support at this time. If you do need support or would like further information or advice about the services I can offer, then please use the contact form to get in touch.

FERTILITY CLIENTS – If you are waiting for your fertility clinic to re-open, this may be the perfect time to prepare yourself using a holistic approach for when your fertility journey can begin again. We can work together online, with specific advice and self-care to look after your fertility during this ‘down-time’.

For everyone: I have a selection of self-care reflexology videos available for you to try (there are also simple diagrams to help you on the Freebies tab). Do have a go if you’ve got some spare time and need a little guidance. I am also keeping in touch via my Facebook and Instagram pages, so do check in from time to time and say hi!

If you feel that you just want to talk to someone, I’m available during my usual office hours (Mon-Thurs, 9-3), by email or phone.

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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 means I can offer a blend of hands-on and virtual services for you.

There’s a challenging amount of preparation to do – mostly admin, paperwork and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.

I’ll be emailing current clients as soon as I have a date, so keep your eyes peeled on your inbox!

New clients – I will be operating a waitlist, so please GET IN TOUCH now, to be added to it. First come, first seen.

There will be some changes to how I work with you, but rest assured, it will be COVID secure, fully risk assessed and SAFE for both of us. I will let you know what changes are in place ASAP. I will NOT be offering facial reflexology until early next year, dependent on how the COVID situation changes – a moveable feast as I write.

I’m looking forward to putting hands on feet again soon!

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What is ovulation?

Do you what ovulation is? And what is its purpose?

Ovulation is … the main event of your monthly cycle. Hopefully your hormones have been doing their job during the follicular phase (see previous posts), your follicles have produced enough oestrogen and an egg has matured enough to rupture the follicle!

A surge of luteinising hormone (LH) triggers the egg to be released into the fallopian tubes where it is either fertilised by sperm, or re-absorbed into the body.

You may notice a twinge or a mild pain in your lower pelvis when ovulation occurs.

At the same time, all that lovely oestrogen has been changing the cervical mucus from non-fertile (white, thick, sticky) to fertile (clear, slippery, wet) so that sperm have an easier swim up to the Fallopian tubes. Your cervix will also soften, move down and open slightly – all to help the passage of sperm.

If you’re temperature charting you might notice a dip in temperature just BEFORE ovulation, followed by a rise of at least 0.3°C which should then stay higher for at least 3 readings.

At the same time as the egg is released, the collapsed follicle magically restructures itself into the corpus luteum, a gland producing progesterone, which will support a developing embryo, or fade away over the luteal phase (see previous posts) until your next bleed.

Ovulation is the time in your cycle when you are most likely to become pregnant. And conversely, the time to avoid having sex or protect yourself from potential pregnancies if you are NOT actively trying to conceive.

What can affect ovulation?

*Post-contraception anovulation – this can last for months after stopping
*PCOS
*Hormonal factors like high LH, high testosterone, low progesterone etc.
*Stress
*Being underweight
*You’ve reached peri-menopause

Can ovulation be improved? Yes. You can improve the hormonal balancing act that leads to ovulation, with a combination of charting (knowledge is POWER!) and targeted reflexology.

If you have physical issues with your ovaries, e.g. you have had an ectopic pregnancy and only have 1 ovary left etc., then you may need assisted fertility treatment in a clinic BUT reflexology can still work to support you and your body alongside this.

Do you know if you ovulate?

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In the Press

I’m very excited to have an article featured in the Dorset Biz News today! You can read it here:

https://www.dorsetbiznews.co.uk/fertility-reflexologist-using-her-own-experience-to-help-others-is-able-to-continue-due-to-zoom/