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Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology

Pregnancy is an important and significant event in any woman’s life and Foot Reflexology can provide you with support at every stage from pre-conception to post-natal support. The only exception is during the first trimester when treatment is not recommended.

What is Foot Reflexology?

As practised today, reflexology is both a science and an art. Although a highly effective healing system for thousands of years, since the beginning of the twentieth century our understanding and practice has been significantly enriched by the volumes of research and development that have led to the methodologies we use today. Reflexology works as a way to activate the healing powers of the body and is based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways ending in the hands, feet, face, scalp and ears. The focus of a foot reflexology treatment is on applying pressure to specific zones on the feet and ankles. This stimulates healing in the corresponding organs, glands and structures, releases areas of tension and helps energy flow more freely throughout the body.

What is involved in the treatment?

During the session, the recipient is supported comfortably on the couch with feet and ankles uncovered. I manually stimulate specific points and zones on these areas. The pressure applied is not uniform as different points need different degrees of stimulation; but precision is more important than power. I open and close the treatment with relaxation sequences.

How does it help with conception?

Sometimes, getting pregnant is difficult. Foot reflexology helps to alleviate the worry and stress which can prevent conception and can help address physiological issues as well. The stimulation of appropriate reflex areas on the feet encourages the secretion of reproductive hormones, enriches blood supply to reproductive organs and glands, relieves obstructions or blockages to conception and de-toxifies the whole system.

How does it help during pregnancy?

During pregnancy there may be periods of discomfort and fatigue. These can be avoided or greatly diminished with the help of foot reflexology. Significant relief can be achieved for a range of common problems associated with pregnancy including back pain, constipation, fluid retention, fatigue, headaches, haemorrhoids, insomnia, leg cramps, nausea, sore breasts, stomach cramp and swollen ankles.

How does it help in the post-natal period?

Once the baby is born, foot reflexology can be hugely beneficial in dealing with problems that may include difficulty passing urine, back ache, insomnia, discomfort caused by wind, hormonal imbalances, stress, tiredness and depression.

Benefits of Pre-Conceptual, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Reflexology

  • Assists conception
  • De-toxifies the body from environmental toxins
  • Supports the immune system
  • Helps with many discomforts
  • Stimulates the process of labour
  • Eases and shortens the process of labour
  • Promotes general relaxation
  • Assists in post-natal recovery

Treatment prices

TreatmentPrice (per session)

Initial assessment and treatment
(please allow 90 minutes)


Subsequent treatments
(please allow 75 minutes)


“I cannot thank Karen enough for her skill, her guidance and her sensitivity during this time. I would whole-heartedly recommend working with her at any stage of your pregnancy- pre, during and post-natal. It is not often that you find a practitioner that takes a holistic approach to healing and goes the extra mile to ensure that you are nurtured and cared for”

Kate A.

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Who is Karen Ryx?

Karen is an integrated health practitioner with over 20 years of practical experience. She is trained in foot reflexology, facial reflexology, crystal healing, Qi Face and Shoulders Rejuvenating Massage, micro-system acupuncture, NADA protocol, facial enhancement acupuncture and ear-candling. Karen is a Reiki Master and Teacher in the Reiki Usui Method. She is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.

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Karen offers a wide range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends.

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Karen’s work should not be used in place of conventional medical care and you are advised not to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. Her treatments are intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.