SUPPORTING COUPLES ON THIER JOURNEY TO PARENTHOOD.
For many couples having a baby can be the highlight of their loving relationship. However, with approximately 1 in 6 couples experiencing fertility problems while trying to conceive, for many it can be very difficult and stressful time.
Stress has been shown to have a major impact to the balance of hormones in the body of both men and women. Hormonal imbalance has been shown to adversely affect fertility. Reflexology has been shown to be an effective treatment to reduce stress and so help restore hormonal balance in the body. Although reflexology cannot claim to be a cure for infertility, many couples have found it an effective treatment on their journey to having a baby.
Karen has attended a specialist course at the Contemporary Reflexology College, with Allison Walker and achieved a certificate in Enhancing Fertility and Maternity Care. To further her knowledge in this field Karen has also attended training courses with the award winning Barbara Scott, the founder of Seren Natural Fertility and the Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists.
Cheshire Clinical Reflexology has also been selected to be Complementary Therapy Partner for the Reproductive Health Group, to support their patients with reflexology, on their journey to parenthood. The Reproductive Health group is a private IVF hospital run by Professor Luciano Nardo and his highly experienced team of Consultant Gynaecologists, nurses and embryologists.
What to expect at your first appointment
Before coming for a reproductive reflexology appointment a medical questionnaire is completed and returned before the appointment, along with any relevant test results. This allows Karen to review this information before the appointment. At the appointment a detailed consultation takes place to build on the information in the questionnaire and also discuss lifestyle issues which may help with fertility.
An initial reproductive assessment then takes place, where we assess the reproductive reflexes on the feet to see if any imbalances can be picked up.
Treatment are then tailored to best meet the individual needs for the client. To achieve this specialist protocols are used to help:
Reduce stress which can have an adverse effect on hormonal balance and fertility
Regulate the menstrual cycle
Improve any underlying conditions which may affect fertility in men and women
Improve the quality and quantity of sperm
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