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Clare Minter Therapies Reflexology, Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift
Saffron Walden, Essex

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Reflexology for Fertility


Deep relaxation and natural stress relief...



Over the past fifteen years I’ve worked with numerous couples experiencing Fertility Issues and have seen how relieving stress and making lifestyle changes can often make a difference - leading to some happy outcomes!


"I can't thank you enough for helping me with my fertility journey - both the reflexology and the long chats were absolutely invaluable and I doubt Jemima would be here if I hadn't come to see you!"

Becca N., Little Dunmow








TYPES OF INFERTILITY


The term infertility is used when conception hasn’t occurred after 12 months of trying for a baby...

  • Unexplained Infertility - You may have had tests showing that there is nothing wrong with either you or your partner.

  • Secondary Infertility - Perhaps you already have a child, but are finding it much more difficult to conceive this time around?

  • Female Factor Infertility - Other health conditions including PCOS, Endometriosis or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, may be caused by Hormone Imbalance and may lead to physical abnormalities, such as blocked fallopian tubes and/or scar tissue.

  • Male Factor Infertility - May be caused by abnormal sperm (low count/morphology/motility) or physical damage, due to illness or medical treatment.

    Article - Is Reflexology the new cure for Infertility?

    "I initially saw Clare in August as I had been diagnosed with PCOS. My partner and I were trying to conceive but hadn't had any success. Clare gave me some good advice on diet and lifestyle, which I took on board. I hadn't had a cycle for 5 months and after just one reflexology session this happened! I became more regular with my cycles and in December found out I was pregnant {after 9 sessions of reflexology)!"

    Emma W., Haverhill





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Causes of Infertility


The ability to conceive depends on numerous factors, but is more likely to happen if you and your partner are in good health.

Modern life may have a significant impact on fertility - perhaps you can identify with some of these issues?

  • Work-related stress
  • High alcohol intake
  • ‘Binge’ drinking
  • Erratic eating (skipping meals)
  • Poor diet and high intake of 'convenience' foods
  • Recreational drug use

  • Being over-weight
  • Being under-weight
  • Excessive (or not enough) exercise
  • Long working hours or shift work
  • Regular long-haul travel
  • Anabolic steroid use
  • Smoking



Article - Soya 'link' to Male Infertility

Article - Reflexology - can it aid Fertility?

“What a journey... 18 months ago I started seeing Clare for fertility reflexology. She helped me get in the right frame of mind, not just at the sessions but in my daily life, taking stock of my diet, stressful job and general ways. The journey continued into maternity reflexology luckily and that's where my weekly/biweekly sessions were invaluable to help manage morning sickness, SPD and to help me to relax. Me and my little daughter Isla can't recommend Clare enough."

Vikki J., Wimbish





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Stress and Infertility


The anxiety over fertility issues can add significantly to your stress levels and you may have become trapped in a cycle of expectation and disappointment every month...

It's very common to feel isolated and you may get upset if you find out that friends, other family members or work colleagues have become pregnant.

It's common to feel despondent and wonder why it happens for them and not you... Please remember that these are perfectly normal emotions, so let go of the guilt and try not to be so hard on yourself.

If everything seems like a struggle right now, perhaps it's time to let go of the worry for a while?

The deep relaxation that you experience during a reflexology session will allow you to 'switch off' and let go.

I believe that practicing self care can have a big impact on your mood and may reduce the production of the stress hormone Cortisol - which is responsible for the storage of fat around the middle - and which may also affect your fertility.

“ I was on Clomid for a bit, which I found to be a nightmare and was starting to get very down about not being able to conceive... I truly believe that if you had not treated me then I would still be trying now... I can't thank you enough for all those afternoons of treatment, not just the reflexology but also for listening to me and advising me and stopping me from going mad!"

Alice T., High Easter





Hormonal Imbalance and Infertility


Reflexology treatments seem to have a very positive effect on balancing hormone levels...

Feedback from those attending for regular sessions has shown the following improvements :

  • Regulation of the menstrual cycle
  • Re-establishment of the menstrual cycle for those with amenorrhoea - usually after long-term contraceptive pill use
  • Reduction in PMS symptoms - including bloating and irritability
  • Less discomfort for those with dysmenorrhea
  • Reduction in pain caused by endometriosis
  • A more condensed menstrual flow

Information and Support for Endometriosis

Information and Support for PCOS






Enhancing your Fertility


“Thank you so much for my session. It not only made me feel very relaxed, it made me change my outlook on everything!"

Emily R., Saffron Walden"


Reflexology works in a subtle way on a physical and emotional level and is especially beneficial for those struggling with fertility issues.

The calming and soothing effects of reflexology will gently relieve stress and tension and could be a crucial first step in ‘letting go’...

I believe that any emotional blockages need to be addressed and perhaps lifestyle adjustments made, to allow you to move forward.

Reflexology may also:
  • Enhance your body's own natural healing abilities
  • Encourage all body systems to function efficiently
  • Assist in the elimination of toxins from the body

Plenty of time will be allowed to explore lifestyle choices during your consultation and a treatment plan will be devised.





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Support for Assisted Conception


Are you going through fertility investigations, or about to embark on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (including IVF, ICSI etc.)?

Perhaps you already have a cycle planned?

  • I realise this can be a turbulent time emotionally, but I’m here to provide a 'listening ear' and support you throughout your journey.

  • Reflexology sessions can help balance you at each stage and help you to stay calm and positive through the ups and downs of the process.

  • I work with all Fertility Clinic protocols and will treat accordingly.

  • Treatment sessions encourage deep relaxation, which can be especially beneficial before egg collection and embryo transfer procedures.

  • Relaxation will also suppress the production of the stress hormone Cortisol, helping to optimise your overall chances of success.






Wondering whether reflexology could help with your particular fertility issue?

I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have, so please get in touch here.


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