Laura specialises in ReproflexologyTM, a specific type of Reflexology which can help support you through your fertility journey. ReproflexologyTM is a specific type of Reflexology using techniques and protocols which aim to improve fertility and reproductive health. It is a deeply relaxing and calming therapy which aims to restore balance and harmony.
Fertility Reflexology can be beneficial before trying to conceive to enhance your natural health and wellbeing to enable conception to take place.
It is also helpful if you’re experiencing fertility problems and are finding it difficult to conceive. Fertility Reflexology is beneficial and suitable for both women and men who are having fertility issues. It works on a physical level to tackle any medical conditions present and psychologically to address mental and emotional issues which could be preventing conception.
Fertility Reflexology can also be used alongside and in preparation for assisted fertility treatments such as IVF, ICSI and medicated cycles.
The therapy can also be used for women who have irregular or painful cycles, or women experiencing other hormonal imbalances and would like the balancing effect of reflexology but not necessarily aiming to conceive.
Laura has 15 years of experience as a reflexologist and is devoted to helping you along your fertility journey, at whatever stage you may be at. Each client is treated individually and after an in depth consultation a treatment plan is designed and specifically tailored to your needs.
Trying to conceive
For some couples, trying to conceive can be a stressful and anxious time. It is estimated that one in three couples now have difficulties conceiving. Of these, one in six will seek medical help with conception. This can be because of an increase in sperm quality issues and rising hormone conditions affecting women.
Did you know that stress can cause fertility problems? Stress has a huge impact on fertility, it can disrupt hormones and make trying for a baby more difficult.
Approximately one third of all fertility problems experienced are due to male fertility factors, a third from female fertility factors and the remaining third will be a combination of issues with both the man and woman.
It is therefore important for both men and women to be their best both physically and mentally when trying to conceive. Stressful lives, an inadequate diet and long working hours can all affect our ability to conceive.
Fertility Reflexology aims to help to reduce stress, relax the mind and body and balance the hormones creating the best environment for conception to take place.
Female Fertility Issues
Fertility Reflexology aims to correct those hormonal imbalances which could make trying for a baby difficult. The balancing effect of reflexology can regulate a women’s menstrual cycle, and therefore make it easier to know when ovulation is about to take place.
Not conceiving as quickly as you may have hoped can be disappointing and can cause relationship problems, reflexology treatments give you the opportunity to talk about your feelings and concerns.
Some conditions which fertility reflexology can help with include:
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Irregular Cycles
- Ovarian Cysts
Male Fertility Issues
Male fertility rates continue to decline, especially in the last 25 years due to high stress levels, oestrogen from the contraceptive pill in our water, exposure to phyto-oestrogens and a poor diet all likely causes.
Fertility reflexology may help male fertility issues such as sperm abnormalities and hormone imbalances as well as improving general health & well-being and reducing stress.
Regular reflexology treatments also support the body to stimulate healthy sperm production and along with a healthy diet & lifestyle improve the chances of conceiving naturally.
Fertility Reflexology and Assisted Conception
Fertility Reflexology can be used prior to undertaking assisted conception in order to prepare you physically and emotionally for the journey ahead.
Its purpose during your treatment is to enhance the efficacy of the conventional medication and treatment route which you take. To boost the chance of success and help reduce any side effects of treatment.
Fertility reflexology can be used prior to and alongside:
- Medicated cycles – Clomiphene, Metformin, Tamoxifen
- Natural IUI, Stimulated IUI
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does a treatment take?
The initial consultation and assessment of the feet will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. During this appointment we discuss your medical history, fertility journey so far, and your diet and lifestyle and then a treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
Subsequent appointments last 1 hour – which includes a 45 minute reflexology treatment.
Q. How many treatments will I need, and how often?
This really depends on the individual and their condition, however most female clients will initially need a weekly treatment for one complete menstrual cycle followed by a re-assessment of needs.
Treatments during assisted conception vary depending on the type of medication/procedure being used and this will be discussed during the consultation.
Q. Where do treatments take place?
Treatments take place at a peaceful clinic in the centre of Brewood, a quiet rural village in Staffordshire. There is plenty of free parking available in the village. Appointments are strictly by appointment.
In certain circumstances I can offer mobile treatments if these are necessary.
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me.