Aroma-Reflex for Pregnancy

There is nothing more beautiful…than seeing a woman “with-child.”

The little “seed” has been planted…and now it grows…forming a life out of LOVE.

Aromatherapy and Reflexology offer a gentle, effective, and natural means of support, throughout the duration of pregnancy.

 

Aromatherapy

Essential oils are nurturing and comforting, and promote a sense of “happy well-being” in pregnant women; they can also ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy. One of the interesting links between aromatherapy and pregnancy is that pregnant women have a “heighten” sense of smell. This is important to take into consideration when choosing which essential oils to use. Selected, are 3 oils which help with a variety of concerns.

 

Lavender – Roman Chamomile

~Swollen ankles and feet~

~Overall relaxation~

~Lower back pain~

~Emotional swings~

~Sleep~

~Postpartum blues~

 

Ginger

~Morning sickness~

 

*(For additional essential oils suited for pregnancy – please visit the Book Page on this blog)

 

Reflexology

Foot Reflexology can have a positive effect on the physical challenges a woman experiences during pregnancy. It powerfully supports the entire body as it moves through the process of creating new life. It is very important to note – that the application of reflexology should at all times be used with gentle pressure and for short durations.

 

Focus Reflex Points

~Solar Plexus~

*For over-all deep relaxation

~Breast/Chest~

*For tender breasts and upper lymph drainage

~Lower back/Lumbar/Sacral~

*For lower back discomfort

~Oesophagus~

*For morning sickness

~Head/Pituitary Gland~

*For headaches and overall well-being

~Groin/Lymph~

*For lower lymph drainage and swollen ankles and feet

~Bladder/Kidney~

*To support the urinary system

~Sciatic~

*To help with sciatic discomfort

 

*(Please refer to the Foot Map Page to get a clear visual of where these reflex points are located)

 

Usages

Swollen Ankles and Feet

*In a large basin of lukewarm to coolish water, add 1/2 a cup of Epsom salts, pre-mixed with 2 drops each of lavender and roman chamomile essential oils.

*Soak for 15-20 minutes, then dry feet.

*Slightly elevate the feet and give yourself some quality relaxation time.

 

Morning Sickness

Ginger

*Whenever needed, take 3 deep breaths – inhaling directly from the bottle.

 

Foot Reflexology

*Mix a single drop of both lavender and roman chamomile essential oils to 1 tsp. of jojoba carrier oil.

*Apply to both feet, then gently rub and press the reflex points listed above.

*Do this for a total of 10-15 minutes.

*Slightly elevate the feet, breathing in the aroma – allowing it to calm and relax your entire being (the jojoba oil will quickly be absorbed into the skin).

 

*Caution Care*

~Avoid applying direct pressure to the uterus and ovary reflex points. You do not want to over-stimulate the reproductive system while it’s busy creating a new person!

~Always work with a light touch and start by gradually applying reflexology – every few days.

~Do not apply reflexology if there has been past issues with carrying a pregnancy to full term.

~Use only pure essential oils.

~Do not use any essential oil that has stimulating qualities (examples: rosemary, peppermint).

~Do not apply essential oils directly to the skin without first diluting with a carrier oil.

 

When used with care and respect, Aromatherapy and Reflexology are a natural, gentle means of bringing great comfort and support to pregnancy. They create a loving environment…for the precious life being formed.

 

This post is a celebration to all women…who carry life.

Thank you…and be well ladies!

 

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “The Aromatherapy Bible” – Gill Farrer-Halls & “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology” – Frankie Avalon Wolfe, Ph.D.

Photos: window of my eye & meg29st

For pure essential oils and supplies: Hands-On Aromatherapy

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9 thoughts on “Aroma-Reflex for Pregnancy

  1. Good Sunday morning to you Ron. 🙂

    I never had the pleasure of experiencing Reflexology or Aromatherapy when I was pregnant unfortunately, but my DIL did and she loved it. She said baby enjoyed it too because he became very quiet during the treatment.

  2. Good afternoon Akelamalu!

    Hey…how was your fabulous trip??? I stopped by your place sometime this past week to see if you had returned…and saw no signs!

    Good to see you again!

    Yes…you know me and babies…I LOVE them with all my heart…especially the ones “coming into this world.”

    I’ve worked on women who were “expecting”…and to be able to FEEL that little ball of “energy” in their tummys…brought tears to my eyes!

    I felt honored!

    I SOOOO enjoyed putting this post together. It took me 2 days to decide which photo’s to use…they were all so beautiful!

    Thank you very much for stopping by to say hello and to let me know that you’ve returned.

    Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Have a GREAT Sunday Akelamalu.

    Be well,
    Ron

  3. Good Monday morning to you, Ron ! How are you doing ?

    I bet all the pregant ladies out there got some excellent new info. from your post ! Almost makes me wish I was expecting !

    Hope that all is well with you, and I send you *nurturing light *

    Loving Annie

  4. Hey Annie!!!!!!!

    Oh my God…I was thinking about you for the past few days and wondering when you’d be back. Last night I stopped over to see if you were there…and saw no signs of Annie!

    You were very missed by many!

    Hope you had a great time seeing your family and being all together!

    Yes…since BABIES are one of my most favorite things on this planet… I wanted to do a post on pregnancy, to let women know how GREAT these modalities are for THEM and the BABY!

    Yeah…kind of makes me wish MEN could “carry” babies…oh well…I quess we can…in our arms! Tee-hee

    Thanks for letting me know you’re back Annie….GOOD to see ya!

    Be well,
    Ron

  5. Hey Ron… Thanks you for posting this. If you have time, can you do a post on infertility in similar fashion to the “aroma-reflex for pregnancy” post? Let me know! You certainly offer great therapeutic tips and supportive information.

    Namaste…

  6. Evening Ajen!

    Thank you so much stopping by for a read!

    Yes…absolutely! And thanks for the GREAT suggestion. I’ll do some research and see what I can come up with!

    I noticed some things on infertility while I was researching this post…but it never dawned on me to write about it. You’ve inspired me now!

    YEAAAAA!@!#@#!#

    Be well,
    Ron

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