I'm always interested to see reflexology and hypnotherapy in the news.
I may not know very much about the magazine stars but I am pleased to see the therapies I am passionate about discussed. This week I have read about actress Samia Ghadie benefiting from maternity reflexology and enjoying baby reflexology. Also, Kim Kardashian is reportedly using hypnotherapy to encourage her breech baby to turn.
In her blog for OK magazine Samia Ghadie discusses her use of reflexology in her pregnancy and how she is now learning baby reflexology with her baby Yves:
I mentioned a couple of blogs back how reflexology had helped alleviate my pregnancy back pain. Since then I've started a baby reflexology course with Yves.
We've had 2 sessions so far and it's been so cute seeing all the babies on their changing mats ready for their pampering!
We've focused on learning how to calm baby down when they get a bit grizzly and also how to help their digestion and common complaints like reflux and constipation. I've been practicing on Yves everyday and it is really making a difference.
Baby reflexology is a great skill for all parents, and it is really very easy to learn. Samia is attending a group which can be a lovely way to meet other mums but if you prefer to learn on an individual basis you can at Breathe Holistic Therapy. Many mums, like Samia, choose to learn baby reflexology after enjoying reflexology in their pregnancy. Reflexology for babies is also a technique that dads benefit from learning; it can help them to feel more skilled and confident when handling their new babies.
In a separate blog Kim Kardashian's breech baby is discussed. Kim explains how she is trying everything she can to encourage her baby to turn into the head down position for child birth:
I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis!
Hypnotherapy to turn breech babies has been researched and shown to be a very successful intervention. Relaxation and visualisation can help to create the right internal environment for a relaxed mum and relaxed uterus enabling the baby to move into the head down position. Letting go of fear and stress relating to child birth through hypnobirthing can also promote the optimal position for the baby in the womb.
For more information on either baby reflexology or hypnotherapy for breech presentation please do contact me.