Vibrant Feet

My name is Jenny Tanner and I am a qualified Reflexologist, maternity reflexologist and baby reflex practitioner/teacher based in Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex. I am a fully accredited member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as recommended by the Department of Health. I provide adult and childrens’ reflexology treatments, maternity reflexology and baby reflex training courses for parents and caregivers. I work from my home and offer a mobile service within the Chelmsford area. Located close to the A12 I am easily accessible from Brentwood, Billericay, Ingatestone, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Wickford and Witham.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the principle that the organs of the body correspond with reflexes on the feet. By placing pressure on the feet and hands a sense of well-being can be restored. Treatment is individually tailored and can be adapted to reflect personal needs. This can be reviewed every session to get maximum benefit from the therapy.

Maternity Reflexology

Maternity reflexology is a distinct specialism within reflexology, working with the mother and the issues of pregnancy. Maternity Reflexologists should undergo post-qualification training to use the term. The main aim of maternity reflexology is to ensure that the mother is prepared for birth and may help many common pregnancy complaints such as PGP (pelvic girdle pain), nausea, heartburn and gastric problems, hormonal imbalances and back pain to list but a few. One research study found that first time mums who received 10 reflexology treatments during pregnancy had an average labour time of between 5 and 6 hours. By comparison, the average labour time for first time mothers is between 16 and 24 hours! It was also noted that those treated with reflexology required far less pain relief during labour than those who hadn't received reflexology (Motha, 1994).

Fertility Reflexology

Sadly the incidence of infertility is rising and this can be a very challenging time for couples suffering with infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease are common issues which may cause fertility problems in otherwise healthy women. Reflexology may help with hormonal imbalance and inflammatory issues.

For those undergoing, or about to commence assisted fertility programmes, Reflexology may also be useful in encouraging a deep state of relaxation prior to treatments and after treatment and implantation.

Postnatal Reflexology

Postnatal Reflexology aims to rebalance both mental and physical health at a time when hormones are raging and after the body has endured an exhausting 9 months and a possibly traumatic birth. Postnatal Depression may also benefit from reflexology, by encouraging relaxation and balancing hormones.

To book an appointment or for further information either ring or email me.

Motha, G. (1994) The Magic of Reflexology in Pregnancy. Reflections, December.