What is Reproflexology
Reproflexology is not exclusively for aiding fertility, it is also effective for hormonal health. Hormones are key for woman’s health however they affect the the mind and emotions. When a woman undergoes a stressful phase in her life, her hormone levels go out of sync which can cause extra stress on both and woman find themselves in this vicious cycle. So it is key for woman to recognise when her stress levels so that she prevents her to this negative spiral.
So how can reproflexology help? Reflexology consists of specific reflex points that aid hormonal balance and focuses on the reproductive reflexes on the feet. This helps the body restore balance and the homeostasis which is lost after a period of prolonged stress. Arty’s training has taught her specific protocols for the following ailments. In addition Arty always goes on additional training to keep her skills up to date.
- Regulating the menstrual cycle
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Ovarian Cysts
There has been some research carried out in reference to woman’s health which has demonstrated that reflexology helps with the below
- Reduction of intensity and duration of menstrual pain¹
- Improvement of sleep and psychological ratings associated with PMS²
- Reduction of anxiety³
Arty is a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologist (ARR) which was launched in October 2011. The objective of the organisation is to promote best practice in this important area of therapy both for the public and for the Members and undertake clinical research into the effectiveness of reflexology in the treatment of infertility. Click here to find out more about the ARR.
- Comparing the effects of reflexology methods and Ibuprofen administration on dysmenorrhea in female studies of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Mahboubeh Valiani, Elahe Babei, Reza Heshmat, and Zahra Zare Iranian Jornal of Nursing and Midwifery Research 2010 Dec, 15 (Suppl 1): 371-8
- Randomized Controlled Study of Premenstrual Symptoms Treated With Ear, Hand and Foot Reflexology. OBSTERICS AND GYNECOLOGY – NEW YORK Oleson, T. Flocco, W 1993 VOL 82; NUMBER 6, page (s) 906
- Evaluation of anxiety, salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion following reflexology treatment; A pilot study in healthy individuals AJ. Mc Vicar, C.R. Greenwood, F, Fewell, V. D’Arcy, S. Chandrasekharan and LC. Aldridge Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2007 VOL 13; NUMBER 3, page(s) 137-145