Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea

Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea Essex at Eco Therapies with qualified Acupuncturist & Reflexologist Elaine Otrofanowei

Pregnancy, Acupuncture and Reflexology

Pregnancy Care in Leigh on SeaDuring pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes, these changes may affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Many people have discovered the benefits of using acupuncture and or reflexology during pregnancy.

Acupuncture and Reflexology may help to alleviate or prevent any discomfort arising from this imbalance, by helping to restore the body’s equilibrium.

How may acupuncture and reflexology help with Pregnancy Care?

Reflexology and acupuncture may help by easing the following conditions in pregnancy:

  • Nausea
  • Backache and sciatica
  • Constipation
  • Heart burn
  • Groin pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Oedema of ankles and feet
  • High blood pressure
  • General relaxation
  • Stress and anxiety

Breech Baby

Reflexology and the use of moxabustion with acupuncture may help encourage the baby to turn after 34 weeks onwards.

Pregnancy Care in Leigh on SeaPromoting Labour

Reflexology / acupuncture may simulate the commencement of labour if the baby is overdue and both mother and baby are ready. It may stimulate the body to produce the hormones needed for birth.


Research has shown that women who have regular acupuncture / reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief.


Reflexology / acupuncture may help to alleviate postnatal problems:

  • Engorged breasts
  • Inadequate lactation
  • Backache
  • Sleep problems
  • Postnatal depression
  • Increase energy levels

Recommended Treatments

Treatments for any pregnancy related problems as and when necessary.  Weekly treatment from 34/36 weeks to prepare for  the birth.

If you interested in Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea, Essex or London Area and would like to book an appointment telephone: 01702 479 329 or 07949 407 336 or email me.