Barbara Scott- Reproflexology ™

Posted by Rosie Plunkett – Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Barbara Scott  is another of the wonderful speakers from Sue Rick’s UK Reflexology Conference 2018 

Barbara is the founder of Seren Natural Fertility, Reproflexology ™ Training and Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists. She is the author of ‘Reflexology for Fertility, Watkins Books 2016, and was awarded ‘Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 by the FHT. She speaks regularly at The Fertility Show in London and Manchester and on specialist panels as an expert and voice for Reproductive Reflexology as a form of support and integrative medicine for couples who are trying to conceive. She was invited to host the ‘Understanding the basics’ session at The Women’s Health Conference at Dumfries House, Prince Charles house in Scotland, ahead of the opening of his Integrated Health Centre. 

Barbara believes in building strong relationships with the medical profession to provide a patient-centred approach to fertility issues that ensure the best possible outcomes for each individual. She works tirelessly to promote reflexology and the structured approach that she teaches to medics. She has formed many successful collaborations with both fertility clinics and specialist medical service providers that puts reflexology firmly on the map as a means of fertility support for couples. 

Barbara will be speaking at the UK Reflexology Conference about Reproflexology ™ a form of evidenced based Integrative Medicine that she developed to support couples on their journey to parenthood. It is used either as a stand-alone treatment or as a support for all forms of assisted conception. She will discuss the evidence bases used and present data that shows efficacy of treatment. 

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TEL:01267 290819 MOB:07830382912 www.serennaturalfertility.co.uk info@serennaturalfertility.co.uk

In gaining Barbara’s permission to publish the following article she was able to tell me about the excellent ESHRE conference held in Barcelona this month, attended by 11,500 delegates which Barbara was invited to attend. The majority of the audience were main stream medics and Barbara was very much standing on her own from the Complementary Therapy field, however the most amazing lasting impression Barbara bought home with her was, “Everybody loves what they do”.  Now, that one comment says it all…. ‘One Family’ working together to help couples gain the babies they so desire…. Unity, Progress, Hope for a better future

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THE REPRO-ASSESSMENT ™ in Women

Ovary Reflex Points

Physiological Assessment

Begin by placing the tip of a thumb on each ovary reflex point simultaneously, slipping the rest of the fingers behind and underneath the heel to provide support. Gently alternate the pressure between the two points.

Energetic Assessment

Begin by placing the pad of each thumb on each ovary reflex point simultaneously, slipping the rest of the fingers behind and underneath the heel to provide support. Gently alternate the pressure between the two points.

Sometimes it is easier to feel activity energetically rather than physiologically.

What to feel:

This will allow you to assess any differences or anomalies between the two points. Allow your ‘thumbs’ to ‘feel’ shifts in energy, temperature or other sensations, this allows you to assess imbalances in energy.

 And also:

Is the right thing happening at the right stage of the menstrual cycle.

You may find that the ovary reflex points are slightly further back (or forward) to where you might expect them to be. Don’t be afraid to feel for that slight indentation which can feel sore.

Week One – during the bleed

Ovary Reflex points will be ‘quiet’ – little activity both energetically and physiologically.

Week Two – from end of bleed until ovulation

 Ovary Reflex points:   will begin to feel the development of follicles, feels like a small, firm pinhead. Although this may take sometime in irregular or longer cycles. Should be able to feel one/two distinct follicles as your client nears ovulation.         

Week Three – 5-7 days post ovulation

 Ovary Reflex points – you may be able to feel a ruptured

 follicle – the corpus luteal mass.  A softened ‘splodge’ instead           

 of the firmness of the developing follicle.

Week Four – the last 7 days of the cycle, before the bleed starts

 Ovary Reflex points – you may be able to feel a ruptured follicle – the corpus luteal mass.  A softened ‘splodge’ instead of the firmness of the developing follicle.

Uterus Reflex Points

Physiological Assessment

Now cross your hands over and place the tips of your thumbs on the reflex points for the uterus on each foot, slipping the rest of your fingers behind the heel to provide support.  You should be using your right hand on the right uterus reflex point and your left hand on the left uterus reflex point.  Alternate the pressure between the two thumbs to assess for imbalances and differences.

Energetic Assessment

As above, but use the pad of your thumb to assess each point energetically.

Sometimes it can be easier to feel what is happening in the reflex point on an energetic basis.

What to feel

Week One – during the bleed

Uterus reflex points will begin to feel ‘empty’, thin, slightly indented as the endometrial lining is expelled.

Week Two – from end of bleed until ovulation

 Uterus reflex points will begin to feel ‘fuller’, plumper, as the

endometrium begins to thicken.   

Week Three – 5-7 days post ovulation

 Uterus reflex points will continue to feel ‘full and plump, as the endometrium has reached optimal thickness.

Week Four – the last 7 days of the cycle, before the bleed starts

Uterus reflex points will continue to feel ‘full and plump, as the endometrium has reached optimal thickness.

If your clients are pregnant at this stage you may find that this point feels warm, tingle, pulsates, throbs or pulses.  It may also look and feel larger than usual.

Fallopian Tube

Physiological Assessment

Once you are happy with your assessment of both the above, move to the fallopian tube reflex points. Revert to using right hand on left foot and left hand on right foot.  Use the fingertips of your middle three fingers on each reflex point.  Begin by placing your ‘ring finger’ on the reflex point for the ovary on each foot. Keeping your three fingers close together, and using tiny movements, ensuring that you maintain contact with the fallopian tube reflex point at all times, gradually work your way across the reflex point for the fallopian tubes until your ‘index finger’ reached the reflex point for the uterus.

Energetic Assessment

Use the soft pads of your fingertips to assess energetically. Revert to using right hand on left foot and left hand on right foot.  Use the pads of fingertips of your middle three fingers on each reflex point.  Begin by placing your ‘ring finger’ on the reflex point for the ovary on each foot. Keeping your three fingers close together, and using tiny movements, ensuring that you maintain contact with the fallopian tube reflex point at all times, gradually work your way across the reflex point for the fallopian tubes until your ‘index finger’ reached the reflex point for the uterus.

What to feel

In the main you are feeling for anomalies, blockages and scar tissue.  However, you will also find that it is possible to a fertilised ovum travelling along the fallopian tube, in some cases, post-ovulation.  This information is sensitive and it would not be sensible to share with clients, at this stage, as although you may be able to feel a fertilised egg, it is no guarantee of implantation.

THE REPRO-ASSESSMENTTM in Men

Testes Reflex Points

Physiological Assessment

Begin by placing the tip of a thumb on each testes reflex point simultaneously, slipping the rest of the fingers behind and underneath the heel to provide support. Gently alternate the pressure between the two points.

Energetic Assessment

Begin by placing the pad of each thumb on each testes reflex point simultaneously, slipping the rest of the fingers behind and underneath the heel to provide support. Gently alternate the pressure between the two points.

Sometimes it is easier to feel activity energetically rather than physiologically.

What to feel:

This will allow you to assess any differences or anomalies between the two points. Allow your ‘thumbs’ to ‘feel’ shifts in energy, temperature or other sensations, this allows you to assess imbalances in energy.

Prostate Reflex Points

Physiological Assessment

Now cross your hands over and place the tips of your thumbs on the reflex points for the Prostate on each foot, slipping the rest of your fingers behind the heel to provide support.  You should be using your right hand on the right prostate reflex point and your left hand on the left prostate reflex point.  Alternate the pressure between the two thumbs to assess for imbalances and differences.

Energetic Assessment

As above, but use the pad of your thumb to assess each point energetically.

Sometimes it can be easier to feel what is happening in the reflex point on an energetic basis.

Vas deferens

Physiological Assessment

Once you are happy with your assessment of both the above, move to the vas deferens reflex points. Revert to using right hand on left foot and left hand on right foot.  Use the fingertips of your middle three fingers on each reflex point.  Begin by placing your ‘ring finger’ on the reflex point for the testes on each foot. Keeping your three fingers close together, and using tiny movements, ensuring that you maintain contact with the vas deferens reflex point at all times, gradually work your way across the reflex point for the vas deferens until your ‘index finger’ reaches the reflex point for the prostate.

Energetic Assessment

Use the soft pads of your fingertips to assess energetically. Revert to using right hand on left foot and left hand on right foot.  Use the pads of fingertips of your middle three fingers on each reflex point.  Begin by placing your ‘ring finger’ on the reflex point for the testes on each foot. Keeping your three fingers close together, and using tiny movements, ensuring that you maintain contact with the vas deferens reflex point at all times, gradually work your way across the reflex point for the vas deferens until your ‘index finger’ reached the reflex point for the prostate.

What to feel

In the main you are feeling for anomalies, blockages and scar tissue.  Again please refer to the chapter on male diseases for specific conditions.

For further information on training as a Reproflexology ™ Practitioner please visit:

www.serennaturalfertility.co.uk

www.reproductivereflexologists.org

or call 01267 290819/07830382912Copyright: Barbara Scott 2017. The contents of this presentation/document will not be copied, reproduced, sold, hired-out, presented or otherwise circulated without my prior consent, in any form.


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