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Congratulations on the wonderful news of your pregnancy. These nine months are a very special time in a woman’s life. It can also be a crazy roller-coaster-ride, adapting to the changes that occur mentally and physically in this period of gestation.

On top of the normal stresses and pressures of life, there is often a long list of additional challenges such as, nausea, heartburn, constipation, fluid retention and on top of that mood swings due to changing hormones and poor sleep. Being impacted by just one of these issues would be enough to knock us off kilter. Even just being sleep deprived can set us on a vicious cycle of mental and physical stress and anxiety takes on a whole new dimension during pregnancy as you prepare for birth and motherhood.

Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to ease the unpleasant ailments that arise during pregnancy, which will allow you to enjoy your term and in turn will give your baby the best possible start in life. This is the time for focusing more fully on relaxation methods, self-care techniques, healthy nutrition, suitable exercise, good sleeping habits and your overall feeling of happiness.

Reflexology during Pregnancy:

While there are many holistic therapies to help you to de-stress, reflexology provides the additional benefits of bringing balance to body systems, relieving tension and improving circulation. When hormones associated with stress are active in your body, other hormones and body functions are impacted, including hormones associated with reproduction, digestion and elimination.

Reflexology is a popular choice of therapy during pregnancy. Reflexology is also used as a preparation for natural labour and can aid the natural healing of your body after giving birth.

While reflexology is beneficial during pregnancy, it’s considered best practice to wait until after your first trimester before having treatment.

Your Pregnancy Journey with Authentic Reflexology

When you choose ‘Authentic Reflexology’ you have the additional benefit of my 20+ years’ experience of developing personalised and effective self-care strategies, which I share with my clients. While I trained initially in reiki energy healing, reflexology is my specialist therapy as I have found it very stabilising during times of stress, anxiety and periods of transformation.

All details of treatment plans, your investment and locations served are outlined in the frequently asked questions section below.

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Have the Best Experience for You and your Baby

I provide a bespoke service of reflexology and wellness support to clients in their own homes. Along with relaxing and therapeutic reflexology I help you to create a personalised wellness plan that is most suited to your needs.

During reflexology treatment, I apply specific types of pressure to reflex points on your feet, which correspond to body organs and systems.

I help you to create a space for healing in your own home, with tips for ambient lighting and soft sounds. I also use mediation cues and visualisation to guide you deeper into relaxation. You will get a chance to breath, and feel more refreshed.

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Choose your Treatment Plans:

I provide treatment plans consisting of 4 and 6 treatments. Each treatment plan consists of a detailed consultation, reflexology treatments and personalised wellness resources to help you achieve more lasting benefits from your plan.

All details of price plans, location and terms and conditions are available in our Frequently Asked Questions.

To discuss your maternity reflexology treatment plan book a 15 minute suitability call via the contact page.

I want Calm and Restoration for my Pregnancy Journey

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Use the calendar & dropdown menu to book a 15 minute suitability call at a time that is most convenient to you. Tick the days you are free on or after that date. Follow the steps to submit your request and I will confirm your booking as soon as possible. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a pressure-based therapy, most popularly applied to the feet. The therapist uses their hands to apply pressure techniques to parts of the feet known as reflexes. These reflexes correspond to organs and systems within your body.

Reflexology is shown to relieve tension, improve circulation and restore balance to mind and body. Learn about the Origins of Reflexology.

What Are The Wider Benefits Of Reflexology?

My clients use reflexology to manage stress while working towards important goals which can be personal or career related or both. Clients report benefits such as improved sleep, having more energy, more focus and calm.

Along with helping you perform at your best, reflexology provides balance during a couple’s fertility journey and provides relief from some of the less pleasant side effects of pregnancy.

Many clients use reflexology to support their journey through illnesses such as cancer & M.S. Reflexology is beneficial for people of all ages and all abilities.

Authentic Reflexology treatment plans are here: fertility, restoring balance, upping your game, pregnancy, relief during illness, special needs/family.

Will I Need To Consult With My Doctor Before Having Reflexology?

It may be necessary to obtain your doctors approval before starting reflexology treatments. As a general guide, if you’re under medical observation or taking medication this may apply to you. These details will be established in your initial enquiry. Alternatively here’s handy check list to help you further.

Is It Advisable To Have Reflexology Treatment During Pregnancy?

While reflexology is a beneficial treatment during pregnancy, it’s considered best practice to wait until after your first trimester. In some cases you may need to get your doctors approval before starting treatment. I will help you with these details during your enquiry. Meanwhile here’s a handy guide to help your further.

What Happens During My First Reflexology Treatment?

At Authentic Reflexology I provide a bespoke reflexology & wellness service to clients who want more lasting benefits from their treatment plan. Your reflexology therapy starts with a detailed consultation by phone or video call. Following this call, I create a personalised treatment programme for your needs. Each treatment consists of a foot examination and application of reflexology to your feet. As part of your personalised plan you will receive additional resources and strategies to help you towards your goals.

Check my guide on how to prepare for your first treatment, including tips on how to turn your space into a relaxing therapy zone.

Is Reflexology Painful?

My intention is to put you fully at ease throughout treatment. I apply a variety of pressure techniques depending on the condition of the reflexes in your feet. If parts of your feet are tender these will be treated gently and effectively.

Communication during treatment can help to put clients at ease, especially during the first treatment. Some clients fall asleep during treatment because they enter deep relaxation. Find out which reflexology treatment plan is best for you in your home by booking a suitability call via our  contact page.

What Are Your Infection Prevention Procedures?

Infection prevention and safety measures are always to the fore in my practice. Since the COVID-19 pandemic your assistance may be required to ensure peace of mind for everyone concerned. Check my safety guide outlining how we can minimise risks of infection due to COVID-19.

Where Do You Provide Reflexology Treatment?

I provide a bespoke reflexology wellness service to clients in their homes in Carlow & Dublin and parts of the south east of Ireland. Be sure to mention your location during your booking enquiry.

Is Reflexology Covered By Health Insurance?

I’m member of the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute Ltd., this means, health insurers provide cover to my clients once they have the policy that includes reflexology. Make sure to check your policy in advance of treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

At Authentic Reflexology I help you to choose the treatment plan that is most suited to your needs. Plans consist of 4 or 6 treatments and include detailed consultation, reflexology treatment in your home and wellness resources, with every part customised to your needs.

Check out Authentic Reflexology Treatment Plans & Workshop Options: fertility, restoring balance, upping your game, pregnancy, relief during illness, special needs/family.

How Much Do I Need To Invest?

Your health and wellbeing underpin your experience of life on every level. This is why I offer a bespoke service to clients who want to succeed with their goals.

All treatment plans are inclusive of consultation, reflexology home treatments and wellness resources.

  • Investment for 4 treatments: €625
  • Investment for 6 treatments: €800

First instalment of €250 is due prior to the consultation (and first treatment) while the remainder is paid in instalments (€125/€110 depending on plan) prior to the second and subsequent treatments.

Our term and conditions including cancellation policy are here.

Get in touch. to book a 15 minute suitability call for your treatment plan.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

A lot of preparation goes into ensuring you get the best experience of our service, for that reason you are asked to give a minimum of 24hours notice in the event that you need cancel an appointment. Cancellation fees may apply in some situations. You will be fully informed during the booking process or you can check our terms and conditions here.

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