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'Ingrid, your classes were the best yoga classes in the world, they were informative, fun, helpful, interesting, warm and engaging. Through them I gained confidence in myself, my body and my baby and for this I cannot thank you enough.' Carrie & little Robyn - - - 'I highly recommend Ingrid's pregnancy yoga & birth preparation classes to both my NHS and private expectant mothers. Ingrid's classes are an excellent way to stay healthy in mind and body throughout pregnancy and to be well-prepared for birth.' Dr. Claire Mellon, GP & Obstetrician - - - 'I wanted to thank you for the breathing techniques you taught me which proved invaluable and for giving me the confidence I could do it without an epidural, by trusting myself and my body. Six days later, I feel great, I was lucky I did not have any tearing whatsoever and that labour was quick and super effective. Recovery has been second to none. I want to thank you again for all your support and your great yoga classes!' Liana - - - 'Thank YOU Ingrid, you're one in a million. The breathing techniques you gave us in the last relaxation got me right to 10cm easily! Remarkable. So delighted to have birthed a breech baby avoiding a c section.' Natalie


Reflex Zone Therapy


What is it?
Reflexology has been known for over 5000 years by the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians and Native American Indians. At the beginning of this century it was researched by physician Dr. Fitzgerald and in the 1930's by physiotherapist Eunice Ingham and is now practised and taught all over the world. Reflexology or reflex zone therapy was further refined by nurse and midwife Hanne Marquardt in the 1950's and is now used extensively in Swiss and German midwifery practice.

How does it Work?
Reflex Zone Therapy uses reflex-points on the feet to treat the entire body. It is used to address a wide variety of health problems by many therapists including nurses and physiotherapists. Working through reflex-points and zones on the feet allows affected areas of the body to be determined. It is a useful diagnostic tool as long as 'nil nocere – do no harm' underpins the interpretation of affected zones being found. Using appropriate techniques on reflex-points and zones of the feet stimulates the corresponding areas and organs of the body.

How can it Help You?
Reflexology is effective in pain relief and to detoxify, relax or stimulate the body. It can help to reduce tension, stress and stress-related symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure, digestive problems and the like. It can be used alongside any other therapy. It is helpful in relieving common ailments during pregnancy such as nausea, acid reflux, sleeplessness, constipation and tiredness. It is also effective as pain-relief during labour. Founder of the 'Gentle Birth Method' obstetrician Dr. Motha ( ) says: "it is now one of the most powerful tools in my programme" and goes on to say "reflexology is very safe in pregnancy, and is instrumental in helping 45.5 per cent of my mothers give birth at the optimum gestation of 40 weeks".

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