Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology

Pregnancy is not an illness, but a natural and amazing process; however changes in the body must be at the forefront of the therapists mind when working with pregnant ladies.  This course will provide you with the skills to confidently work with ladies through their journey and into the 4th trimester.  Reflexology is always increasing in popularity due to the sound research evidence base, professionalism of therapists and confidence of mothers and health care professionals in the skills and practices of complementary practitioners.  Many therapists find success working in a multidisciplinary way sharing services with physiotherapists, osteopaths, nutritionists, yoga instructors and other related maternity services.  We can also discuss with you providing your other services such as beauty therapy, using spa services and retailing products to clients who are pregnant.

Cost: 1 day £POA

Prerequisite: Minimum of a Level 3 Reflexology qualification and Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology is required to study this course

This course includes:

  • The history, development, effects and benefits of maternity reflexology
  • The research evidence base
  • Therapist preparation
  • Client consultation, informed consent and negotiating an appropriate treatment
  • Health and safety
  • Sterilisation and sanitation
  • Equipment and products
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Contraindications, problem areas, cautions and referrals
  • Maternity time line: before conception, the three trimesters, birthing, the fourth trimester and beyond
  • Working with other healthcare professionals
  • Working with the feet and Maternity Reflexology techniques and procedures
  • Aftercare advice, healing response, products and services