Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth

1st Edition

Authors: Denise Tiran
Print ISBN: 9780702031106
eBook ISBN: 9780702043895
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 15th January 2010
Page Count: 256

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Theoretical Background to Structural Reflex Zone Therapy

  • Introduction to reflexology
  • Mechanism of action of reflexology
  • Types of reflexology
  • Reflex zone therapy
  • Introducing Structural Reflex Zone Therapy
  • The evidence-base for reflexology
  • Conclusion


Chapter 2 Clinical Practice of Structural Reflex Zone Therapy in Maternity Care

  • Aims of Structural RZT in pregnancy and childbirth
  • Professional issues for midwives and reflexologists
  • Preparation for treating pregnant and childbearing women with Structural RZT
  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Structural RZT treatment sequence
  • Reactions to treatment


Chapter 3 Reflex zones used in Structural Reflex Zone therapy for maternity care

  • Relaxation points
  • Pituitary gland
  • Reproductive organs
  • Diagnostic potential of the reflex zones for the reproductive organs
  • Head and neck
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Renal tract
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Endocrine system
  • Hepato-biliary system
  • Cardio-respiratory system


Chapter 4 Structural Reflex zone therapy for pregnancy

  • Introduction
  • Infertility and preconception care
  • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks; tiredness and insomnia
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About the Author

Denise Tiran

Affiliations and Expertise

Educational Director, Expectancy; Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London, UK