Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth

By Denise Tiran, HonDUniv, FRCM, MSc, RM, PGCEA
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Fully evidence-based
Focuses on safety
Includes Case histories to illustrate points discussed in the text
Charts, Tables and diagrams used throughout for ease of learning
Relevant anatomy, physiology and conventional care covered
Section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility
Legalities and ethical issues
Professional accountability

ISBN 9780702031106
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2010
Author Information By Denise Tiran, HonDUniv, FRCM, MSc, RM, PGCEA, Chief Executive Office/Education Director, Expectancy, London; Visiting Professor, Qingdao Huikang School of Nursing, Shanghai, China
Published Reviews

"This book is carefully thought out, detailed and practical with all relevant safety issues considered. Whereas there is insuffient research in RZT to describe this text as a guide for evidence-based practice, the author has sought to give a scientific rationale for such an approach coupled with evidence available to date from case reports... Clearly this book is aimed at midwives and practising reflexologists, although it would be of interest to an expectant mother who might want to understand what RZT can offer her in maternity care." Focus on Complementary and  Alternative Therapy, June 2010


"This book's strength comes from combining information about reflexology treatments, case studies and links to relevant research... very thorough in the explanations related to body organs and systems."

International Therapist Magazine, April 2011

Table of Content

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
  • Nausea and vomiting, hyper-salivation
  • Headaches and migraine; neck pain
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Backache, sciatica and symphysis pubis discomfort
  • Oedema and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sinus congestion
  • Breech presentation


Chapter 5 Structural Reflex zone therapy for labour

  • Introduction
  • Pain relief in labour
  • Estimation of the onset of labour with RZT
  • Induction and acceleration of labour
  • Retained placenta


Chapter 6 Structural Reflex zone therapy for the puerperium

  • Introduction
  • Psycho-emotional recovery from birth
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Uterus and retained products of conception
  • Pelvic floor
  • Kidneys, bladder and micturition
  • Gastrointestinal tract and defaecation
  • Lactation and breastfeeding


References, further reading and sources of information

Glossary of terms


  1. Suggested treatment sequence for RZT relaxation
  2. Manipulative techniques for Structural reflex zone therapy
  3. Structural Reflex zone therapy for pregnancy
  4. Structural Reflex zone therapy for labour
  5. Structural Reflex zone therapy for the puerperium
Publication Date 15-01-2010
Pages 256
Trim 156x234
Stock Status In Stock
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