Vertical Reflexology Technique
I usually start with a short VRT treatment. (Vertical Reflexology Therapy (VRT) Click here for the VRT website
Vertical Reflex Therapy is a remarkable reflexology discovery where the dorsal hand or foot reflexes are briefly treated when the client is weight-bearing. VRT's therapeutic response often appears to be quicker, possibly because all the anatomic nerves in the feet and hands (and therefore the actual reflexes) become sensitised when weight bearing. VRT may help intransigent conditions, especially muscular and joint issues. Reflexology and VRT also appear to help regulate sleep patterns and bring about deeper relaxation. (Self-help instruction for hand reflexology can be given to aid a restful night's sleep).
VRT has been Highly Commended for its Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM).
Your Tailor Made Foot Reflexology Treatment
You will be seated in a specifically designed 'Lafuma' chair.
According to the client's schedule, I sometime incorporate a relaxing foot spa at the beginning of the treatment if time allows.
Following that, using a natural bees wax balm, I will massage the feet and ankles or hands and, using a specialised technique, carry out a relaxing treatment, soothing the feet or hands and easing any imbalances I detect.
Again, depending on the client's preference I can use volcanic hot stones. The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times. These are heated volcanic stones which warm and relax the muscles, improves circulation and calms the nervous system. This also allows deeper pressure, if desired.
At the end of your treatment I may teach you self-help techniques that you can use at home to maximise the benefits of the therapy between treatments.
Reproductive Reflexology can be used as a stand-alone treatment which can 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.
As a Member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists I have been specially trained to work alongside medicated cycles using treatment protocol that is believed to enhance the medications’ efficacy. Click here for the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists Website
A first consultation is usually with both partners. Prior to this I will have asked both to complete a questionnaire which will assist in creating a treatment plan. Ideally I like to treat both partners. After this detailed consultation, I will create a personalised treatment plan. I will also offer dietary and lifestyle advice to optimise your chances of conception.
Reflexology provides relaxation and stress relief which, along with emotional support, can only be positive attributes towards helping couples conceive.