Postpartum Recovery

Is reflexoloxy helpful for my postpartum depression?

Does reflexology help?

A new baby is born full of potential and with that the woman’s role changes as her body, mind and spirit adapts to the dynamic role of motherhood.

For many women it is a natural thing.  Her body recovers on its own without any advice. From the very moment the child is born, her uterus begins to shrink rapidly; giving birth to the placenta and her hormones begin to shift as her body starts a very dramatic and quick process of recovery and preparation for her unique role as a mother.

Nine months of expectations, dreams, as silent and intuitive dialog between the mother and her child has reached their end. It seems natural that she should be happy, euphoric and satisfied with herself.

Yet many mothers exhibit signs of a phenomenon called Baby Blues or Postpartum Mood disorders, sometimes she cries without any apparent reason, feels lonely, melancholic and in some cases, even depressed.

Just as they say “A happy wife makes for a happy life” the same adage applies to motherhood.  In order to better attend the needs of the baby, it would be better for the mother to be relaxed and restore the natural balance she enjoyed before the pregnancy. This is the time in which the touch therapies become not only necessary, but powerfully enhancing.

Reflexology is a restoring and balancing therapy that is also wonderfully pampering. A reflexology session is an excellent reason and an excuse to relax. 

Reflexology is highly recommended to the recent mother for:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Relief from swelling and edema
  • Balancing hormones
  • Reducing tension and anxiety
  • Better breastfeeding - assisting in milk production and supply
  • Relief from aching joints
  • Recovery from cesarean birth
  • Help processing medications given during the birth
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Perineal pain (due to painful episiotomy)
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Urination difficulties and pain

And as a touch therapy, giving support and warmth to somebody that really deserves it.  Online booking is available for your convenience, and babies are welcome to join you during your session.

Michelle Haché is a certified reflexologist with the Ontario College of Reflexology a Registered Reflexology Practitioner with the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario, a Reiki practitioner as well as a fitness and birth professional in Burlington, ON. She teaches fitness classes for the City of Burlington; along with her work at Birth Beginnings she has been able to make positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of many. She is passionate about her job because she recognizes her small acts have a huge impact on the individuals and therefore the families and communities she works with.