Fertility & Preconception Reflexology (Reproflexology TM)
Fertility Reflexology for preconceptual care & assisted conception
Fertility Reflexology can be used as a stand-alone treatment to enhance your natural fertility or with conventional treatments such as Clomid, with fully medicated cycles of IUI, IVF & ICSI as well as with donor eggs or sperm.
My treatments combine specific reflexology techniques, charting key stages of your cycle to identify fertile windows and anomalies and to measure progress, taking into consideration hormone/sperm test results, guidance for diet & lifestyle and emotional support.
I find my treatments work in subtle ways to:
I am happy to treat men too as they can also benefit from this wonderful therapy especially if there are known issues - their health and well-being is just as important.
Whether you are trying naturally or planning an assisted cycle it is a good idea to start preparing and optimising your health at least 3 months in advance - with specific changes in lifestyle and diet in conjuction with reflexology it is possible to reduce stress and improve hormone levels and the quality of the eggs and sperm being produced.
Treatment programmes are fully tailored to your needs and will be discussed at the initial Fertility Consultation. They will vary according to whether you are trying to boost your chances of conceiving naturally or whether you require my support whilst undertaking conventional fertility treatment.
Where possible it is helpful to see both partners at the initial consultation though it is not essential - this first session will involve a full medical and fertility history and taking detailed notes on your diet and lifestyle. It may also include a short reflexology treatment. It is helpful if you can bring along recent blood hormone tests and semen analysis results as it allows me to get a picture of what needs addressing. If you are undertaking conventional fertility treatment it is important that I have a copy of your treatment protocol so I can support you in the best way possible.
Fertility - stress and hormonal issues
Due to the demands of today's fast pace of life, many of us adopt patterns of behaviour that can impact on our health and in turn our fertility.
Coupled with this women are leaving it later to have a family when fertility levels have decreased significantly. You may live with menstrual irregularities, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Fibroids or Endometriosis. You may have undergone various tests and are monitoring your cycle daily and constantly thinking about becoming pregnant. Sadly you may have conceived only to miscarry not once but several times. It can become a vicious cycle of expectation and disappointment every month and the resulting anxiety may be affecting your ability to conceive even further.
Added to this male infertility is increasingly becoming more of an issue - sperm count has reduced by 50% in the last 20 years and men are showing increasing numbers of sperm abnormalities. So we need to tackle the man's health as well as the woman's. There is so much we can do over the course of 3 to 4 months to improve the chances of natural conception.
Reducing stress along with making healthier lifestyle choices has been found to have a positive effect on hormone levels which is crucial for natural conception and early foetal development.
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Fertility Reflexology is a natural, non intrusive therapy and there is a view that it might be helpful for couples in conjunction with some sensible lifestyle choices. This relaxing therapy may also be given to couples alongside conventional treatment such as IUI, IVF, ICSI, Frozen Embryo Transfer or donor cycles to relieve anxiety and tension and to provide support.
Appts. available 10am-8.00pm weekdays & 10am-3pm Saturdays
To make an appointment
If you'd like to discuss any of the treatments or your particular needs in total confidence, please call me on either my home number 020 8399 5416 or mobile number 07801 240542 - Please bear in mind I am often carrying out treatments and will therefore not always be able to answer the phone, so please leave a message and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can and definitely on the same day. Alternatively if you'd prefer to email please Click here
Click here to visit The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists