FERTILITY HEALTH – A Mind and Body Approach to Fertility in 2019.

FERTILITY HEALTH – A Mind and Body Approach to Fertility in 2019.

If you are hoping to get pregnant in 2019 there are many positive health & lifestyle changes you can make to improve your overall fertility. Natural fertility therapies help women to feel empowered and motivated to look after their body and mind while also promoting overall fertility. Trying to get pregnant can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster and what better way to feel supported then by a professional therapist who understands what you are going through. Fertility counselling and fertility reflexology promotes health and wellbeing and support’s women where ever they are on their fertility journey.

Specialist Fertility Counselling

Specialist fertility counselling provides gentle emotional support and understanding to women who are planning a baby naturally or through the various types of the IVF fertility treatments and beyond. Counselling can help to motivate women to make lifestyle changes while also dealing with any personal problems they may be experiencing. Sometimes counselling is the first step to getting help for sexual problems and unexplained infertility. Talking to someone in confidence helps reduce emotional and mental stress which has a positive effect on the body and reduces isolation. With a strong emphasis on self-care, fertility counselling provides a safe space to feel supported, encouraged and empowered.

Fertility Reflexology

Fertility Reflexology is a natural complementary health therapy which focuses on the reflexes of the feet to help bring the whole body into balance. This relaxing and soothing treatment is adapted specifically for fertility and focuses on the reflexes associated with reproduction and pregnancy. Fertility reflexology can be beneficial for women who are planning to have a baby naturally and has many physical and emotional benefits. For women who are planning assisted fertility treatments, reflexology helps to promote a stronger sense of calm, brings balance to the body and is a wonderful way to practice self-care during the various stages and cycles of treatment.  An important role of fertility reflexology is to help improve the overall health of the body so that it can better support a pregnancy.

If you are hoping to improve your health and fertility in 2019, then fertility counselling and reflexology for fertility is a wonderful place to start with the support and understanding of a professional therapist. Orlagh Gahan is one of the few therapists in Ireland who provides a mind and body approach with individuals and couples who are seeking professional therapy for health, fertility and pregnancy.

Orlagh Gahan  is a Specialist Fertility Counsellor & Psychotherapist and Fertility Reflexologist based at the Naas Holistic Centre in Naas, Co. Kildare. She is a member of the Irish Fertility Counsellors Association and the National Register of Reflexologist of Ireland. To find out more and book an appointment on-line visit www.orlaghgahan.ie or email info@orlaghgahan.ie 

The Joy of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

The Joy of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

Complementary health therapies such as pregnancy massage therapy and maternity reflexology can be wonderful during pregnancy and are often a welcome relief from many pregnancy symptoms and the life changes which come with pregnancy. In fact, you may never appreciate lying down and being pampered with a massage as much as you do during pregnancy, it truly feels incredible.

Pregnant women have been honoured and celebrated throughout history with ceremonies and rituals which often included touch, bathing, nurturing and massage. In many cultures around the world, abdominal massage has been prevalent to help sooth mother and baby, while also helping to ensure the correct positioning of the baby. These days, modern women are too busy to indulge in rituals and ceremonies which makes pregnancy massage even more inviting.

Massage therapy has many health benefits for both mother and baby particularly in the third trimester when her body is working overtime as baby piles on the pounds. Many women are often still working and managing family life with very little time for relaxation or to put their feet up for an hour. Pregnancy can be demanding on the body and massage therapy helps to counteract those slight physical symptoms which build up during the 40 week rollercoaster. Regular treatments can help with muscle pain, aching legs and fatigue while also promoting a strong sense of relaxation.

Touch is such a powerful and under-estimated sense, most women find the emotional benefits far out-weigh the physical benefits when it comes to maternity massage.”

Therapy also provides an opportunity for mother to switch off from the outside world for just a brief moment in time to connect with her baby. Take some time to experience the joy of massage therapy during your pregnancy journey.

Orlagh Gahan is a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist who provides a range of specialist therapies for health, pregnancy and fertility in Naas, Co, Kildare.

Fertility Reflexology For Men and Women

Fertility Reflexology For Men and Women

fertility and pregnancy reflexologyFertility Reflexology is a wonderful relaxing non-evasive complementary therapy which works on the feet to treat the whole body. There are over 5,000 nerve ending in the feet which are connected to each of the body’s systems and reflexology helps to stimulate and balance each one individually. There are many natural ways we can influence our fertility and chances of conception over time for example eating healthy, regular exercise and making long-term positive lifestyle choices.

Fertility reflexology helps individuals and couples who hope to improve their fertility and overall health by balancing hormones, reducing stress and restoring balance in the body. Fertility reflexology is suitable for men and women and both partners are encouraged to attend treatments as part of an overall holistic approach to improving and promoting fertility. Many people find reflexology a therapeutic and healthy way of reducing stress and tension. When an individual or couple are experiencing ongoing problems with fertility, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Your Fertility Reflexologist is there to provide emotional support and reassurance during reflexology sessions and both men and women can benefit from the emotional support available during ongoing treatments.

Fertility reflexology is suitable for men and women and both partners are encouraged to attend treatments as part of an overall holistic approach to improving their fertility.”

The Purpose of Fertility Reflexology

  • To help reduce stress, tension and anxiety
  • Helps to calm and balance the nervous & endocrine system
  • Balance hormone levels
  • Regulate ovulation and the menstrual cycle
  • Stimulate endorphin release – the feel good hormone
  • Helps to try create a balanced environment for conception to take place
  • Helps the body to cope more effectively with stress and the effect on the body
  • Improves circulation and blood flow to the reproductive system
  • Supports men and women through their fertility journey
  • Provides general emotional support and understanding
  • A safe, relaxing and therapeutic experience
  • A treatment that couples can attend and learn together and practice at home

As fertility issues and infertility are medical conditions, Reflexologists do not claim to cure infertility or the causes of fertility issues or provide any form of medical advice or diagnosis. However, treatments can be incredibly relaxing and calming and may in turn help to balance hormones and the endocrine system which are fundamental to the body’s natural balance. Natural and conventional fertility treatments can be enhanced by a course fertility reflexology and is becoming increasingly popular. Most private Irish health care insurance providers cover Reflexology treatments which cost around €45 to €60 per one hour session. To find out more about Fertility Reflexology with Orlagh in Naas, Kildare visit www.orlaghgahan.ie

Orlagh Gahan is a qualified Reflexologist with additional training in Pregnancy and Fertility Reflexology and Sexual Health Issues. She holds a Diploma in Holistic Healing Massage, Diploma in Reflexology, Diploma in Indian Head Massage and a B.Sc. Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Pregnancy Reflexology – Nurturing the Nurturer During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Reflexology – Nurturing the Nurturer During Pregnancy

Pregnancy reflexologyPregnancy reflexology also know as maternity reflexology or ante-natal reflexology is a wonderful therapy which treats the whole body by working on the feet using massage, pressure and gentle movements. It is a very soothing and relaxing therapy which has many benefits throughout the course of your pregnancy. It essentially helps to bring about balance, harmony and relaxation while also helping to reduce and alleviate many symptoms experienced during each trimester.

Pregnancy reflexology essentially helps to nurture the nurturer through the many mixed emotions and changes of pregnancy.”

Your reflexologist becomes a friendly pregnancy partner who will nurture and support you all through your pregnancy. Regular treatments help the mother to cope better with pregnancy and prepares her mentally and physically for labour and motherhood. Many women will have previously attended Fertility Reflexology prior to becoming pregnant. Sessions provide a space to teach and practice simple breathing exercises and affirmations which are beneficial during the birthing process. Reflexology is recommended by the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street in Dublin 2. Pregnancy reflexology essentially helps to nurture the nurturer through the many mixed emotions and changes of pregnancy.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Reflexology

  • Helps reduce early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, nausea and fatigue.
  • Alleviates physical symptoms such as constipation and heartburn.
  • Promotes and aids relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Provides a safe space to talk about any fears or anxieties that may be experienced.
  • Prepares the body for labour by balancing the bodies systems especially the endocrine system which governs the labour process.
  • Alleviates muscle and back pain.
  • Helps to boost energy levels and restore the bodies natural balance.
  • Nurtures, supports and reassures the client throughout the course of pregnancy.
  • Teaches and encourages simple breathing exercise and affirmations.

Find out more about pregnancy and fertility reflexology with Orlagh Gahan at the Naas Holistic Centre in Naas, Co Kildare at www.orlaghgahan.ie

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