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Pregnancy is a truly incredible form of nature as the women's body is designed to grow and produce babies. Many mums feel great while pregnant, however, the growing of a baby can be hard work and very tiring for some with aches, pains and in-balances arising with in the body, causing discomfort, unease and often resulting in a stressed out mum.
During the nine months the blood supply increases by as much as 40%, so the kidneys work harder and the need for oxygen increases, this means that you may get breathless easily. To help maintain your fitness we suggest only gentle exercise during your three trimesters: pregnancy yoga, walking and swimming....be gentle on yourself, you are doing an incredible act of nature and allow the baby to grow without a high impact stress on the body.
Bodyflow Reflexology is a holistic treatment that stimulates the natural healing process within the body. By applying unique stimulating pressures to the nerve endings of the feet, the body returns to a state of balance, helping iron out and promote health with in the body, also improving blood circulation and aiding the process of detoxification and healing.
The three trimesters are all very different, some people sail through them, others may experience discomfort and difficulties. Bodyflow reflexology will help ease them away by creating space and balance within the body. Reflexology is a very powerful treatment to help balance the body from aches and pains, acidity, digestive issues, heart burn, constipation, hip and pain back, sciatica, swelling, symphasis pubis, turning breech babies and so many more.
The first trimester can be very challenging with nausea, dizziness, exhaustion, poor sleep and others niggles that are individual to yourself, we treat all our clients differently to their needs and help iron out the problems as they come. Bodyflow reflexology is highly affective and promotes a healthy pregnancy.
In the second trimester, often people float through with more energy, a sudden growth spurt around 21-23 weeks and excitement. Acidity and heartburn can arise and digestive issues can be a bore, aches and pains as the body opens can become more prevalent. Reflexology will create space and flow.
At the end of the third trimester Bodyflow reflexology birth preparation encourages the hips to open, prepares the perineum to soften and descends the baby for labour. We also specialise in stimulating natural induction for labour, which is incredibly powerful and effective.
In the fourth trimester mum's start to forget about themselves and often come across stumbling blocks. Bodyflow reflexology helps with bringing the body back to shape, drains any sluggish making drugs from your system that you may have had during labour and encourages and aids breastfeeding. We remove epidurals from the spine, by slowly encouraging the trauma to leave the system and create space.
Don't get down about your niggles, Bodyflow can help release the happiness again.
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Some areas that may interest you
Bodyflow Reflexology for birth preparation and natural induction – a wonderful way of preparing your body for labour, descending the baby, creating space in the ribs, opening the hips, preparing the perineum and then when you are ready to naturally induce you through our magical Bodyflow reflexology treatments….so powerful and 22 years in the business.
Bodyflow reflexology for turning breech babies – we have amazing success in encouraging the babies to turn and get back in the right position with our treatments, all secret techniques and wonderfully powerful.
Bodyflow postpartum reflexology helps to encourage the body and its organs back to shape. Lymphatically drains any drugs from your body that you may have had. Removes the epidural from the spine and heals the area. Boosts your digestive system if you are finding it hard to go to the toilet. Eases back and neck pains, helps reduce and filter excess fluids being held in the body. We can also help by showing you the optimum position for breastfeeding, the treatment also reducing the possibility of getting engorged breasts or mastitis. We can help remove the trauma of the epidural from your spine, which is highly effective, all through our magical Bodyflow reflexology treatments.
"Gemma's team of therapists always deliver the perfect relaxing solution to the end of a busy week's filming....fantastic massages and reflexology".
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A gruelling theatre run was leaving me sleepless, exhausted and with headaches...Gemma's wonderful weekly Reflexology treatments gave me a boost of energy, cured and cleared my head!
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas
"Gemma has worked miracles on my body curing long standing issues, restoring balance and reducing stress. I searched everywhere for someone to help with this and no one else in the world has been able to do what Gemma has."
James Duigan, Bodyism
'The most AMAZING reflexology ever!! Thank you @bodyflowlondon it really helped my bad back...Thank you Gemma'
Jamie Oliver - Instagram, 24th October 2019
"Knocked out by Bodyflows matchless Reflexology skills. Highly recommended if you need the world to STOP for a few hours!"
Kate Shapland, Beauty and Health Columnist for the Telegraph
"Seeing Gemma weekly pre and during my pregnancy has made all the difference in my pregnancy, health and wellbeing. Her magic hands helped with all my symptoms, to feel energised, restored and in balance. She has a wealth of knowledge and a caring approach to help with absolutely anything. I couldn't have done without her and hope to see her weekly for reflexology forever!"
Christiane Duigan, Bodyism
"I used Gemma's reflexology sessions in the lead up to giving birth and not only were my treatments incredibly relaxing, but they WORK! I have no doubt that because of them my birth was much quicker and easier and then afterwards she helped my body recover. I cannot recommend them enough!"
Madeleine Thompson, Fashion Designer
Gemma has an amazing gift which helps me relax and sleep better after even the most hectic of days and weeks through her unique reflexology skill. I have tried many different practitioners over the years, but Gemma and Bodyflow really stand out with what they can do.
Wendy Becker, Chief Executive at 'Jack Wills'
Gemma is the real thing the best of the best!
@BodyflowLimited thank you for such an amazing reflexology treatment I feel relaxed and balanced X
I am so grateful I stumbled across this post and Gemma's work. I started seeing Gemma in December with mild PCOS and nearly 3 years of trying for a baby with a history of ectopic pregnancy. I was always a bit skeptical about reflexology having tried it with a non-fertility expert practitioner a few years ago. However, I am nervously excited to say I am sitting here 7 weeks pregnant and a scan showing the baby in my womb with a heartbeat. I never thought I would ever make it this far and I know it is super early days still and anything can happen but I am feeling so much more positive about the future. I will continue to see Gemma and would recommend anyone who is in my position to look at the benefits of reflexology when you're told your only option is IVF.
A very happy client, 10th February 2016
Gemma saw me throughout my whole pregnancy and post my birth, helping me with nausea, stress aches and pains whilst pregnant and getting the drugs out of my system and adjusting me after the birth. She is heaven and worked wonders rebalancing me. Her treatments always left me feeling so happy and zen. She's a reason to get pregnant again!
Alex Eagle, Designer, 29th Sept 2016
"I heard about Gemma through Madeleine Shaw's blogpost about PCOS and infertility. My own struggles to get pregnant started nearly three years earlier with an ectopic pregnancy, early miscarriage and my periods stopping. I started seeing Gemma for regular reflexology sessions in early December 2015 and altered my nutrition and lifestyle from her advice. In January 2016 I found out I was expecting. I couldn't believe it; I was scared and excited all at the same time. The Early Pregnancy Unit confirmed I had a baby with a gorgeous heartbeat in my uterus and that I had even ovulated from the ovary that didn’t have a fallopian tube! Now that little heartbeat is a 10 week old baby! I am truly grateful to Gemma for her restorative, balancing reflexology, compassionate attitude and positivity. I do not believe I would be in this position without her."
A PCOS happy client, Nov 2016
'Don't really know what to say, I have never felt so looked after before. My first ever reflexology and now i'm hooked, Gemma is the loveliest person with years of knowledge, i just cant express how amazing that was. Bodyflow is in London and comes to your home!'
Rhiannon Lambert, Rhitrition Nutritionist 2020