Specialising in the family; my care starts with you during pregnancy.  Reflexology is an excellent treatment to reduce and hopefully remove side effects  experienced as your body constantly changes and adapts to accommodate and nourish your baby.  Your baby will also gain secondary benefits from this gentle yet effective treatment as they feel everything that you do.  In the reflexology treatment I gently stimulate pressure points on your feet whilst you relax.  Other therapies I would use looking after you and your baby during pregnancy are, for example, nutrition, herbal teas and essential oils, depending on your needs to keep you happy and healthy.

After the birth your body once again changes as it slowly returns to how it was.  Reflexology once again supports this as it aids your natural healing processes.  Potentially, the most relaxing part of this treatment is that I will come to your home depending on area in London, so you can have the treatment whilst cuddling your new baby.  Herbal medicine can also ease painful breasts and help your digestive system which may be suffering due to a lack of sleep and regular meals.  Good nutrition is vital especially if you are breast feeding as your baby is directly impacted by what you eat.  Therapeutic massage will reduce your stress levels and look after muscles that may now be complaining from carrying your baby in your arms.

I can also teach baby massage to you and so importantly to the daddy.  This allows them to have hands on time with their baby that isn’t just nappy changing or bottle feeding to strengthen their bond.  Baby massage is beneficial for so many things alongside strengthening the bond; colic, sleep, strengthens the immune system, improves digestion and aids many other important processes.  Baby massage is taught for an hour once a week for 4 weeks.  I can come to you (area depending) teaching you one to one or with you and up to 3 other babies and parents.  I also offer a 6 week course in Naturopathic approaches to baby massage.  This course will teach you baby massage as well as some reflexology and essential oil use in common health concerns.

This is a very brief overview as to how I as a Naturopathic Physician, can support you and your family to be happy and healthy in a natural and non-invasive way.

For further information please see my website – www.harleystreetnaturopath.co.uk

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