Melanie has had 20 years experience as a Remedial & Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Reflexologist and Maternity Reflexologist
Appointments are based in Bellbowrie
Remedial Massage can be for relaxing or to treat various ailments and dysfunctions in the body such as
Massage can assist to recover from injuries, relieve pain whether acute or chronic and mobilise stiffened joints.
Massage may be combined with other therapies such as Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Trigger Point to enhance a treatment.
Reflexology is an enjoyable and very relaxing therapy using gentle or strong thumb and finger pressure on hundreds of reflex points on the feet and/or hands.
Reflexology is based on the principle that all parts of the body reflect the whole. The body has an innate intelligence which is working all the time to restore health and wellbeing.
Reflexology can be used to treat all ages including babies, children and the elderly.
Maternity Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive and holistic therapy especially during pregnancy. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. These reflex points respond to gentle pressure on the feet, stimulating the body's own natural healing processes resulting in better health and wellbeing.
Pregnant women undergo a myriad of physical and hormonal changes to cater for the growing foetus. Therefore every system is affected, so it is important for the health of the expectant mother and the new life inside of her that steps are taken to ensure everything is kept in balance.
Studies have shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy have far shorter labour and birthing.
Reflexology during pregnancy can help with:
Fluctuating hormones can be balanced using an Endocrine Balance technique. Hand reflexology is also beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy.
Reflexology treatments are especially useful towards the end of pregnancy in preparation for the birth. Overdue dates and stalled labour can prove to be an anxious time for the mother. A qualified Maternity Reflexologist can provide an Induction Protocol treatment. By relaxing the mother and stimulating certain reflexes, labour often starts and continues naturally.