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Maternity Reflexology

Relieve Pregnancy Discomfort with Reflexology: A Natural Approach to Wellness


Are you pregnant and experiencing discomfort? Reflexology might just be the natural solution you've been searching for. This ancient practice has been used for centuries to promote relaxation, balance, and well-being, making it a perfect complementary therapy for expectant mothers. In this article, we will explore how reflexology can help relieve the common discomforts associated with pregnancy. By applying pressure to specific points on the feet and hands, reflexology aims to stimulate the body's natural healing response. This can provide relief from a range of pregnancy-related issues such as swollen ankles and feet, back pain, nausea, and fatigue as well as help to prevent more serious complications such as anemia, anxiety, blood pressure irregularities, constipation, hemmrhoids and more. Not only does reflexology offer physical benefits, but it also helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation, both vital for a healthy pregnancy.


Unlike other forms of treatment, reflexology is non-invasive and drug-free, making it a safe option for expectant mothers. However, it's important to consult with a qualified reflexologist who specializes in pregnancy care to ensure your sessions are tailored to your specific needs. Don't let pregnancy discomfort get the best of you. Discover the natural approach to wellness with reflexology and take a step towards a more enjoyable pregnancy journey.


Reflexology has been found to be beneficial for:




Appetite regulation


Blood pressure regulation (except in cases of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia)

Constipation or any change in bowel movement patterns

Gestational Diabetes (mostly to prevent it)




Leg cramps


Morning sickness

Muscular fatigue

Muscular tension

Nausea and vomiting

Oedema (Functional only)

Urinary tract problems (difficulty to urinate, cystitis, etc)

Sciatic pain

SPD (Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction)


Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly reflexology sessions during pregnancy can help people maintain their physical and emotional health during pregnancy. A healthy and balanced body is better prepared for the marathon of labour

Reflexology has wonderful benefits during birth and postpartum.

Some people choose to have reflexology prior to a medically necessary induction, during early labour, to help promote sleep during early labour, for a natural method of pain relief or to help aid relaxation and bring more joy into the labour experience if they have received an epidural, etc.

Should I avoid certain pressure points on the feet during pregnancy?

Reflexology during pregnancy supports your body in maintaining health and balance. Reflexology is safe, non-invasive and compliments other natural and medical treatments. There are acupressure points on the feet that can help promote labour progress. For these points to be effective one most apply pressure deeply and frequently and when the body is ready to give birth. Normal application of reflexology is safe at all stages of pregnancy. 


Not all reflexologists are comfortable offering reflexology during the first trimester or during pregnancy. It can be best to receive reflexology from someone who is trained in maternity reflexology, who is confident and experienced working with pregnant clients.

Learn more about By the Moon Fertility & Maternity Reflexology training

reflexology technique

A firm, relaxing reflexology session will immediately remove tension from your body and mind. 

By the Moon foot reflexology chart
By the Moon hand reflexology chart
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