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Reflexology is a holistic treatment which works on the premise that there are points on the feet that relate to specific points on the body. A reflexologist is sensitive to the changes in the tissue and by massaging the whole foot, paying particular attention to these disturbed areas, health and well being can be improved.
Ruth has consistently achieved good results when treating gynaecological and bladder problems with Reflexology.
Here are some examples of how Ruth can help:
This is a condition that causes the bladder to contract much more often than it should, leading to urinary incontinence at times and frequency of passing urine during the day and night. Surgery is rarely helpful for this condition and exercises are usually prescribed to strengthen bladder control. Ruth has found reflexology to be an excellent alternative to helping this condition. When combined with a pelvic floor exercise regime, the prognosis is good.
Painful periods are common in teenagers and young women. Most women will have some mild pain during their periods, with 1 in 10 women having severe and debilitating pain, causing disruption to normal activities.
Primary Dysmenorrhoea usually occurs in young women where there is no underlying problem of the uterus. Medical treatment can be anti-inflammatory painkillers, paracetamol or the contraceptive pill. Reflexology offers a true alternative to taking drugs. Many women report a real difference to the level of their pain after just a few treatments and find that they are able to carry on with their daily activities as normal.
Secondary Dysmenorrhoea is caused by a problem of the uterus, such as endometriosis, fibroids or an infection. This is most likely to occur when a woman is in her 30s and 40s. Many women do find that, alongside other medical treatments, Reflexology gives added relief and ameliorates their symptoms.
As women age there is an increased chance of pelvic floor dysfunction. Life events such as giving birth or going through the menopause can weaken the pelvic floor and up to 1 in 11 women will need surgery for a pelvic floor disorder. Prolapse of the uterus or bladder are caused by weakness or injury to the pelvic floor muscles. This leads to discomfort and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvis or problems with urination.
During her experience as a physiotherapist, Ruth has had many years of treating offers a combined approach of pelvic exercises and reflexology to improve the strength and health of the pelvic floor.
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