The  Old  Town  Practice 
07964 678124
Hypnotherapy and Reflexology in Swindon  
alex.viggers@live.co.uk 

 O L D   T O W N   R E F L E X O L O G Y      

Alex Viggers IIHHT, MAR, CNHC 

Happy mums, happy babies

Pregnancy and early motherhood is a special time when it is vital to nurture yourself and your baby naturally.   Throughout your pregnancy, you will experience many changes to your body and emotions. The Old Town Practice specialises in maternity treatments and  is unique in offering both Maternity Reflexology and Hypnobirthing to help you with your physical and mental wellbeing throughout your pregnancy and labour. Every pregnancy is different, at The Old Town Practice all sessions are personalized and tailored to suit you whether you choose reflexology, hypnobirthing, or a combination of both. 

Reflexology

Reflexology treatments can help to balance your hormones, boost your energy and relieve common pregnancy symptoms. The maternity sessions aim to help your body to be healthy and as comfortable as possible throughout pregnancy and many midwives recommend reflexology. Reflexology can support you throughout your pregnancy and are also an opportunity for you to feel wonderfully pampered and relaxed. Treatments allow you time away from your busy life to rest and recharge and focus on yourself and your growing baby.


Treatments aim to:
- encourage a healthy pregnancy
- revitalise and energise
- relieve a wide range of conditions associated with pregnancy 
- hasten after birth recovery

How Reflexology Helps

First Trimester As your body undergoes huge changes in hormone levels and you may feel anxious about the changes that are going to happen, reflexology can help you to cope. Treatments will aim to de-stress and offer support.


Second and Third Trimester As the baby grows you may experience uncomfortable physical symptoms such as tiredness, backache and swollen ankles. Your stress level may also increase as the birth approaches. Reflexology can be used for general wellbeing or to address other health issues as they arise.


Preparation for Labour Often it can be beneficial to have more frequent treatments as your due date approaches. Treatments can alieviate anxiety and help your body prepare for labour. Research has also shown that women who received regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour, require less pain relief and give birth closer to their expected delivery date.

 

Hypnobirthing

Before, during and after the birth of your baby, hypnotherapy will help you to be calm, relaxed and in control. Hypnobirthing will help you to achieve a  happy, comfortable and positive experience for you and your baby, whatever type of birth you have. Many women can feel anxious during pregnancy and childbirth. We are conditioned to anticipate pain during childbirth, however it is of course something that women’s bodies have been designed to do. When you are able to shift your perception and feel relaxed and confident about the birth, it can be a very positive experience.

Hypnobirthing will help you to look forward to childbirth with confidence and in a positive and relaxed way. During labour, even if it is not straightforward and you need pain relief or medical intervention, you will be able to remain calm and manage your labour in the best way for you.


Email - alex.viggers@live.co.uk   or   Telephone 07964 678124