Pregnancy can be one of the most special times in a woman’s life. Her body changes in subtle ways at first and as the weeks go by; the miracle of creation inside her grows.
These changes are governed by the endocrine system (hormones) and there are changes in Oestrogen and Progesterone levels. These hormonal changes are designed to ensure the pregnancy remains viable and nurtures the baby until he or she is ready to be born at 40 weeks gestation.
A woman’s whole body may be affected by physical ailments during pregnancy. As Duopody Reflexology treats systemically and therapeutically, the intention is to rebalance all the systems in the body. Therefore, it may be beneficial for a woman to have a course of regular Duopody treatments throughout pregnancy.
During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a very gentle, light touch, and shorter therapy would be advisable. However during the 2nd trimester, full treatment sessions can be offered. In the last 3 months, short sessions once a week, will incorporate lots of relaxation techniques, CALM technique and special attention paid to any reflected areas causing discomfort.