If you are pregnant or soon to give birth, have you thought about how reflexology could help your maternity journey?

The Association of Reflexologists is reminding about the benefits of the therapy, such as aiding relaxation, de-stressing and improving sleep, while research is also now suggesting there may be even better reasons for considering reflexology.

Three recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour, reduced the length of the first stage of labour, and improved quality of sleep in post-natal women.

Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has been practiced for over 5,000 years and is a complementary therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists believe that working these points or areas aids relaxation and helps improve wellbeing.

Find out more at www.aor.org.uk

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