Nikki Hutchinson Hypnotherapy & Complementary Therapies in Shaftesbury and Frome

Pregnancy & Childbirth. Pregnant

Maternity Reflexology
Offered at a reduced rate for 2 Case Studies! See Opposite for details.

Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal changes and this often stirs up emotions such as fear and apprehension. Reflexology encourages deep relaxation and gently brings balance to the body and mind, leaving you feeling calm and helping you to prepare for the birth of your baby. This allows you to cope better and to feel more in control at this exciting time.

Maternity Reflexology aims to help:-

  • Balance Mood and Ease any Anxiety
  • Encourage Sleep
  • Normalise Fluid retention
  • Ease any Back pain and/or Sciatica
  • Calm any Nausea
  • Raise energy levels
  • Relieve Heartburn/acid reflux
  • Ease any Constipation

  • Allowing you to look forward to the birth of your baby and the wonderful changes about to start in your life.

    In the later stages of pregnancy the treatment will focus on relaxation and preparation for birth.

    Research and empiric knowledge suggest that women who receive regular treatment during pregnancy may have shorter labour hours with less need for medical intervention (Ref: Dr Cowrie Motha. “The Magic of Reflexology”. Reflexions December 1994.)

    Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment and very beneficial for you and your baby and an excellent preparation for labour.


    Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour
    (1), reduced the length of the first stage of labour and (2) improved quality of sleep in post-natal women

    (1) VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310

    (2) LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. p181-186


    See below for Hypnotherapy for childbirth – a wonderful way to prepare for the birth of your child.


    Hypnotherapy for preparation for Childbirth

    Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for childbirth uses a combination of hypnosis and positive visualisation, together with relaxation techniques and the use of special relaxation CD’s to use in-between sessions.


    Hypnosis can be very effective in helping you to feel more relaxed, empowered and more in control at this very special time.

    This combination can help to:-

  • Encourage deep relaxation
  • Lower anxiety and worry about the birth of your child
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Balance emotions and raise mood
  • Aid deeper and more restful sleep
  • Raise energy levels


  • These sessions allow you the time to discuss how you want the birth of your baby to be and provide you with valuable support and encouragement at this important time.


    Hypnotherapy can help to lower anxiety and enhance labour

    Hypnosis, with the use of relaxation techniques and visual imagery can be extremely effective in lowering anxiety and these techniques can also be very effective when used during labour. When a mother is relaxed and calm, the need for medication can often be less, which can reduce the risk of side effects for both mother and baby. Relaxation also encourages the production of the hormone oxytocin, which promotes strong and effective contractions, which can effectively shorten labour and lessen pain, enabling you to be more in control and ready to enjoy the birth of your baby.

    To find out more about how Hypnotherapy and Reflexology can help you or to book an appointment, click here to email or call 0779 913 7378!


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