Reflexology for Labour Preparation In Norwich

Reflexology for Labour Preparation

Reflexology is an excellent way to prepare for labour as it relieves stress and anxiety and helps you to become deeply relaxed which is the best possible state for being ready to give birth to your baby.

If your estimated due date has come and gone, having reflexology can be of benefit by reducing the high levels of anxiety which may be preventing you from going into labour. 

You may be concerned about having an induction. The majority of babies will deliver naturally by 42 weeks. Reflexologists do not claim to induce labour as an induction is a medical procedure carried out in hospital. instead, what we do as reflexologists is much more subtle than the medical procedures and we talk in terms of 'preparing the body for birth'.  Even encouraging relaxation at this time, when women are often worried about the birth, can sometimes be enough for labour to start.  If the body has high levels of stress hormones the body is essentially in fight or flight mode and so her body is saying, 'don’t go into labour but run somewhere that is safe for you.'

As your due date approaches, you may find it useful to visit a reflexologist more frequently.

Although there is no evidence that reflexology can induce labour, the general view is that it will help support the body to prepare for the birth and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high.

Having a baby, whether or not it is your first pregnancy, will bring you plenty of wonderful experiences and new challenges and using reflexology may just help you on this journey.

I will be providing a deeply relaxing treatment for you. I am fully trained in Shiatsu and so will also be applying pressure to various points which are also used in acupuncture for the purpose of helping your body to prepare for giving birth. 

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Jane Sheehan MAR. MARR.
Jane has been working in the field of complementary therapy for 34 years following a natural progression through bodywork and energy based practices including Aromatherapy and Reflexology, Reiki to, Shiatsu and Qigong, these including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Jane has just been presented with the 2018 Federation of Holistic Therapists "Holistic Therapist of the Year"award. 

Award winning practitioner with over 20 years experience.

Jane's registered nurse training helped as she already had a good understanding of the Western science that is so important when working with TCM in a Western society. She is now teaching 3 thriving classes in Tai chi Qigong in Norwich which provides a great way for people to continue to experience improvements in their well-being and support the improvements they are experiencing.

Jane uses her skills as a hypnotherapist to focus on using hypnotherapy based techniques combined with reflexology to support women experiencing issues with fertility and during pregnancy to help relieve symptoms and promote well-being.

Jane has worked in a palliative care unit, combining her nursing experience with her love of complementary therapy treatments. She developed this service to provide the much needed treatments for fragile patients, and relatives needing a small oasis of relaxation, and emotional support.

Jane now offers Shiatsu and reflexology - Fertility, Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler. As well as Hot Stone Reflexology and The Fertile Body Method - Hypnotherapy. 

Jane has extensive experience in working with women’s health issues. She is described as someone who radiates a sense of calm and relaxation and creates a relaxing non judgmental environment. She has worked with a variety of therapies which enables her to offer an individualised approach to treatment drawing on her various skills.  

She trained and qualified with the Shiatsu College in Norwich and graduated in 2009. She assists at the Shiatsu college and maintains her professional development  there. Her special interest is using Shiatsu to support women's health through all the stages of life including children, teenagers, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. She is also a qualified Tai chi Qigong teacher and may offer exercises to use in between treatments.

Therapies Duration Price

Fertility Reflexology

60 mins £55 initial session (Includes a free phone chat before appt)
Fertility Reflexology 60 mins Follow Up £55
Pregnancy Reflexology 60 mins £55
Baby & Toddler Reflexology 60 mins £55
Reflexology 45/60 mins £50/£55
Hot Stone Reflexology  60 mins £65
Shiatsu 60 mins £55

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