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Obstetrics and Gynaecological Reflexology

Therapeutic Reflexology may assist with Obstetrics and Gynaecology; read more in today’s post.


In South Africa, the Obstetrician/Gynaecologist (OB/GYN) is a Medical Specialist that first completed a medical degree followed by a medical specialty in both obstetrics and gynaecology.  The OB/GYN deals with women’s health dealing with all aspects of reproduction and pregnancy as well as problems relating to female organs.


It is beneficial for women to have an OB/GYN in order to ensure proper female health and have a specialist to deal with matters like breast exams, pap smears, and gynaecological exams.


Difference between Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics refers to pregnancy and birth while Gynaecology refers to reproductive and women’s health.  In South Africa, the OB/GYN is trained in both.


Therapeutic Reflexology and OB/GYN

Therapeutic Reflexology is a complementary healthcare modality and thus not a replacement for OB/GYN, but it provides a valuable complementary therapy to all females dealing with reproductive challenges, women’s health challenges, or for a woman during pregnancy and even during childbirth.


In South Africa, Therapeutic Reflexology is registered as a healthcare profession and formally regulated by a statutory council, namely the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA).  As such, Therapeutic Reflexology is a professional complementary healthcare modality in the form of non-invasive therapy performed on a person’s reflexes or nerve endings on their feet, and sometimes other body parts like the hands, face, and ears.


Therapeutic Reflexology is a relaxing therapy that helps the body to relax and encourage homeostasis.  As such, Therapeutic Reflexology is an excellent complementary therapy to use relating to obstetrics and gynaecological conditions, for example:

  • Childbirth;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Fertility;
  • Infertility;
  • Menopause;
  • Menstrual Disorders;
  • Painful Menstruation;
  • Pelvic Pain; and
  • Pregnancy.


Therapeutic Reflexology may add value to females before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth as well as before, during and after any gynaecological conditions as it assists the body to restore balance by stimulating the body’s own innate healing ability, thus encouraging the body to heal itself, or at least attempt to balance itself.


Consider Therapeutic Reflexology

Therapeutic Reflexology is a non-invasive and relatively inexpensive healthcare therapy that causes no harm, so why not consider a couple of Therapeutic Reflexology sessions?  Therapeutic Reflexology may only benefit you; if it does not work for you, you have lost nothing other than to at least try a healthcare modality available to you.


Consider Therapeutic Reflexology and see if it does contribute to your improved quality of life.


Make an appointment today or contact your Therapeutic Reflexologist if you have any specific questions.

Christo A. Scheepers: Therapeutic Reflexologist

Dip.T.R.(Cum Laude) [IARAMT]

AHPCSA:  A11945

Pr. No.: 1080000737453

Tel. 072-800 7243