Gaynor Almond Clinical Reflexology Northwich & Warrington, Cheshire

Fertility Support . Gaynor Almond Clinical Reflexologist

Online & in person Fertility support for women & couples, to help you feel empowered, & emotionally in control on your fertility journey

The longing for a baby, the grief of pregnancy loss, the pressure of fertility treatments and tests, can leave you feeling alone, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. Often with a lost sense of control, and holding on to negative beliefs which may include feelings of failure, self-blame, and guilt.

You may feel disconnected from friends, family, or colleagues, who don’t struggle with infertility because you feel embarrassed or ashamed to share what you’re going through. Or find it difficult to talk about how you’re feeling because they don’t understand, or may give you insensitive advice.

Every month that passes can add to the urgency, isolation, and feelings of hopelessness; made even harder each time you hear that another friend is expecting a baby, can be a massive blow, bringing up feelings of anger.

i want you to know you're not alone, I'm here to support you every step of the way on your journey to grow your family.

HI, I’M GAYNOR

I am a Clinical reflexologist & trauma-informed practitioner, trained in EMDR & Root-Cause Therapy (RCT). Successfully working with 100’s of individuals and couples on their fertility journey since 2014.

If you can relate to any of the above I want you to know you’re not alone, I am here to support you on your fertility journey every step of the way.

I will help you optimise your fertility, balance your hormones, improve your energy levels, process your emotions & regulate your nervous system.

Not only will getting to this place give you your life back with your hope restored, but it will optimise your fertility success.


Ready to bring your mind & body back into balance, and improve your Egg Quality to optimise implantation success, and your chances of bringing home a healthy baby?

Contact me to book your free 15 min Fertility consultation.

Or text me to book your free 15 min initial 07895756252

Sessions are available online & in-person in Warrington.

Prices

Fertility Assessment

Testimonials



Fertility Support . First Aid

If you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed in any of these situations…I can help!

🤍 You’ve been trying to conceive naturally for a while, perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”, and have been told all your tests are “normal”.

🤍 You have suffered a pregnancy loss(es), and have been told you won’t get a referral to the recurring miscarriage clinic for further investigations until you've experienced three consecutive pregnancy losses. and are worried you may never get to have your baby.

🤍 You have PCOS, an anovulatory cycle (not ovulating), Post-pill synrome, or your period has stopped, and you haven’t had any success getting pregnant.

🤍 You're struggling with secondary infertility, and have been unable to get pregnant, or carry your baby to term.

🤍 You’re planning to start your first round of IVF, or donor cycle, or you’ve already undergone fertility treatments unsuccessfully, and would like help to optimise your health and get in a more positive mindset, to give yourself the best chance of a successful outcome.

🤍 You’ve had a Fertility MOT and have been told you have low AMH, poor egg quality, or your age is a factor, and the next step is IVF, or egg donor, taking a toll on your mental health.

🤍 You have endometriosis, suffer with painful heavy periods, and are concerned it could be affecting your fertility, and want help to reduce inflammation, and regulate your cycle to be in the best place to conceive naturally, or through assisted conception.

🤍 You have PMS, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, stress & anxiety, irregular cycles, spotting before period, and are worried you have fertility problems.

🤍 Your partner has suboptimal sperm parameters, you’ve been told to keep trying, or IVF or ICSI is your best option, and you’ve heard reflexology, and making dietary & lifestyle changes can help to improve sperm quality.

🤍 You may have been struggling for years with something like general, social, or health anxiety, which can amplify the difficulties you're already experiencing while trying to conceive.

🤍 You have unresolved trauma, PTSD, or grief and have never had an opportunity to process those feelings, and feel this is feeding into your infertility trauma.

Fertility Reflexology Bundles

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

“Gaynor has been a fantastic support to me on my fertility journey as I struggled with recurrent miscarriage. She has taken an holistic approach and been a fantastic emotional support for me. She helped me to fully review my lifestyle and make simple changes to boost my fertility. The emotional support sessions were fantastic, and helped me to re-frame things and move forwards in a positive way. I am now 7 months pregnant and am so thankful to Gaynor for her help along the journey.”

“I found Gaynor during the depth of my despair following two miscarriages. I was at the beginning of my journey to try again and I strongly believe that Gaynor’s support has got me to where I am now. Gaynor not only gave me the emotional support I needed, but pieced together everything I had been through physically. This included advice on nutrition, vitamin supplements and general support.
Most importantly, Gaynor got me to an accepting mindset and I don’t think it was a coincidence that I fell pregnant following this.”


“My partner and I had been TTC for almost 3 years before I came to see Gaynor. Most months just ended in disappointment but we’d also gone through 2 early miscarriages. Both in our mid to late thirties, we had resigned ourselves to a child free future together. I fell pregnant within a month of starting to see Gaynor. After a long 9 months, we have just welcomed our gorgeous little boy into the world and it is without doubt that Gaynor’s involvement set us on the right track. Thank you!!”

“I first started my sessions with Gaynor last year.. I have got pcos and there was other issues we were faced with that was making it very difficult to conceive.. after going private and them saying that the next stop was IVF I just couldn’t accept that.. that was our last and only option. I followed all of Gaynor’s advice had a break from the private clinic and we amazingly got pregnant with twins! All natural! Both are amazing and doing well now 13 weeks old! on top of all that we not only got pregnant but we were healthy and eating well! Don’t give up on your journey because Gaynor is a little glimmer of hope that we all need! Thank you Gaynor for everything!”

”Gaynor was such a positive part of my infertility journey. The moment I met her I knew she really cared about what I was going through… I am currently sat here with my 11 week old, who was our first transfer. I truely believe gaynor had a massive part to play on the success of my IVF. Thanks so much Gaynor you really are amazing!”

“After 5 years of trying to conceive our longed for baby…we were told we had unexplained infertility with a few red flags around my egg count and low AMH, and were brushed off and told we wouldn’t conceive naturally, Words can not express how grateful we are that we stumbled upon her website. I’m now sat here writing this with our gorgeous baby boy in my arms, conceived naturally, still in disbelief really but totally over joyed. We will be forever grateful to Gaynor who has helped bring us our greatest joy.”

“Gaynor helped me through the many early stages of IVF from testing days to the early scans and the tools/techniques she taught me to handle these I still use today to help me stay in the positive mind set and shift any negative thoughts. I am now 14 weeks pregnant and I can honestly say I don't think we would be where we are without the help, support, advice and guidance from Gaynor, I just wish I had met her sooner in our journey!”

“As soon as I began my treatment sessions with Gaynor I noticed a difference in the results I was getting at follicle scans and I actually began ovulating which I hadn’t been doing before on the clomid alone. I also felt better and more relaxed about what was happening and generally healthier. I am certain that my regular sessions with Gaynor were a key factor in helping us to secure our positive pregnancy test on our first full cycle of treatment and something that we will be both be eternally grateful for.”



Benefits to you can include

🤍Feeling less stressed and anxious, so you can feel more peaceful in your life

Creating balance & regulation in your nervous system so you can feel empowered to be able to handle anything that comes your way

🤍Relief from constipation & bloating, so you can get into a regular daily toilet routine

N.B if you’re not passing a stool every day you have some degree of constipation, if we have a stool in our bowel for more than 24 hours it’s likely toxins can be recirculated back into the system, increasing our toxic burden impacting all systems in the body.

🤍Reduced internal inflammation, so you can feel calm in your body

🤍Natural hormone balance, regular monthly cycles, clear ovulation, no spotting before period, mood stability, instead of feeling disconnected from your body

🤍Balanced blood sugar levels (particularly important for those with an insulin metabolism, often associated with PCOS)

🤍Clearer radiant skin

🤍Restful sleep so you can wake feeling refreshed

🤍Increased energy

🤍Getting to your healthiest weight

🤍Not needing coffee to function

…And more!

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY



Your period is a reflection of your emotional and physical health

Some contributors to irregular cycles can be stress, low body weight, over exercising, thyroid issues, PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, infection, inflammation, blood sugar issues, endocrine disrupters, structural abnormalities, poor ovarian reserve, & unresolved trauma.

I address all of this in my fertility courses.



Higher levels of stress associated with a longer time to pregnancy

A study showed higher levels of stress measured by salivary alpha-amylase are associated with a longer time-to-pregnancy (TTP) and an increased risk of infertility…Couples were followed for up to 12 months as they tried to conceive and through pregnancy if it occurred.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24664130/



The effects of unprocessed trauma on fertility are proven by research

Results from a study prove women who experienced adversities during childhood (ACE)…abuse, neglect, the loss of a parent, household dysfunction (exposure to domestic violence, parents separating, mental illness) or parental substance abuse prior to age 12…were more likely to have experienced fertility difficulties and periods of amenorrhea lasting three months or more, and had an increased time to pregnancy.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4854288/

Repressed emotions, PTSD, grief, accumulated stress, from traumatic life events (past or current), and infertility trauma, can feed into each other impacting a woman’s ability to conceive.

I offer The Freedom Fertility Formula™, and Root-Cause Therapy for emotional & trauma healing, to support you on your fertility journey.



Fertility Support

With extensive training in the area of fertility & mental health (in my opinion they go hand-in-hand), I am able to offer you the very best support, and emotional care, on your journey to parenthood.

WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

- Natural conception
- Secondary Infertility
- Assisted conception
- Poor ovarian reserve (low AMH)
- Amenorrhoea
- Anovulatory cycles
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Irregular periods
- Luteal Phase Defect (low progesterone)
- Endometriosis/Fibroids/Cysts (oestrogen dominance)
- Underactive thyroid
- Autoimmune (such as elevated Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells))
- Recurring miscarriage
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Bacteria vaginosis (vaginal microbiome imbalance impacting fertility & increasing risk of miscarriage)
- Suboptimal sperm parameters
- DNA Fragmentation

Offering an integrated approach, that not only incorporates fertility reflexology, fertility coaching, trauma & grief healing (if relevant), but includes dietary and lifestyle advice, plus guidance on what functional testing to have, and help with interpreting your results - for ‘optimal’ ranges for conception and pregnancy.



Support after pregnancy loss

I am particularly passionate about supporting women wanting to try again after pregnancy loss(es) (recurring miscarriage, ectopic, and stillbirth), and fortunately I’ve been able to support many women in this area to go on and carry their healthy babies to term.

If you are looking for support in this area. I will gently guide, and empower you to nurture yourself both emotionally and physically, and take into account any further testing that could help in identifying any underling issues, supporting you on your fertility journey every step of the way.

Putting my 9 years of experience and knowledge into offering a pre-conception whole health, holistic mind-body care plan; to help you get to the root cause of what might be going on, to improve your chances of a positive outcome that you’ve longed for.



Fertility reflexology

How Does Fertility Reflexology Work?

Supporting the body to return to homeostasis, I will create a treatment plan specific to you, taking into account any underlying conditions; to help optimise your health & well-being and your chances of conceiving & carrying a healthy baby to term, for both men and women.

A regulated menstrual cycle is a sign of good health, my aim is to support you through weekly or biweekly sessions, working specific points on the feet, that correspond to the different systems in your body, to help regulate your cycle, and promote detoxication, and blood flow to the ovaries, testes (for men), and the uterus.

In particular your nervous system (through the vagus nerve), digestive system, immune system, lymphatic system, and endocrine system (your hormones).

As well as supporting your partner to improve sperm health.

You don’t need to be in person to receive the benefits of reflexology, as we discovered in lockdown, I will show you the exact acupuncture, meridian, points to work.



The Freedom Fertility Formula™

Coaching gives you an opportunity to explore barriers and equips you with the mind-body tools you need, while helping you to process all that you are going through. Guiding you step-by-step through your fertility journey by helping you to feel confident in your decision making, and continuously taking small actionable steps so you’re always moving forward with your life. Helping you to build a flexible resilient nervous system so you can feel calm and empowered to be able to handle anything that comes your way.

Ready to come into a more trusting relationship with your body and nervous system?



Fertility Reflexology Course - £370 (save £69)

Weekly or Biweekly sessions dependant on your individual situatuon.  

INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE (3 x monthly payments)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

- Initial consultation - In preparation for your session, you will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire, meeting you where you are on your fertility journey, we will get clear on your healing/health goals, and review your medical history. A review of your current blood tests (please provide copies if you have them), and advice on further testing if relevant. This will be followed up with a nutrition health plan.

- Followed by 6 x reflexology sessions

- Nutritional health & supplement plan
To fuel & align your body, mind & hormones, plus 10% discount off your first supplement order

- Recommendations & interpretation of your fertility blood test results, providing “optimum” levels for Fertility & pregnancy (NHS ranges are so broad they do not always give optimum ranges), and guidance on which further advanced fertility testing to get

- Email/text support in-between sessions

This course is suitable for those trying to conceive naturally & wanting to prepare for IVF.

To book an appointment please click the link Contact Me

In person reflexology sessions, or online sessions for you to follow at home, learn the exact step-by-step, tried and tested unique techniques, I use successfully with my face-to-face and online clients.

Q: What if I get pregnant before completing my course?

A: Any remaining sessions will be transferred over to early pregnancy, so you have my continued support through those crucial early stages up to 12 weeks.



Fertility Reflexology & The Fertility Healing Bundle - £538 (save £111)

Payment plan available (3 x mthly payments)

A 360° 12 WEEK HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUPPORTING FERTILITY HEALTH.

THAT TAKES YOU ON a healing journey from fertility despair to fertility freedom.

This is my most popular course as we are supporting all aspects of the fertility puzzle through the mind-body connection, to optimise your health and well-being.

A unique approach to fertility care that is designed to align your mind, body and hormones, by giving it EXACTLY what it needs to restore your health mentally, emotionally and physically.

Helping you to build a flexible nervous system so you can feel empowered to be able to handle anything that comes your way, and be in the best space to conceive.

Providing you with mind-body tools, and using guided relaxation and visualisation for subconscious reprogramming - to shift limiting beliefs, and enhance your fertility success.

Research at Soroka University in Israel found that 28% of women in the group that used hypnosis became pregnant as compared with 14% of those not having it.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

-Initial fertility assessment
To go through your medical history, blood results, and put together an actionable nutrition & lifestyle plan

- 6 x fertility reflexology sessions (in person in Grappenhall clinic or online)

- 3 x 1:1 60 mins therapy/coaching sessions via Zoom that assists you through mind-body tools, strategies, and guided imagery and visualisation, to bring about a desired change in your body, behaviours, and thoughts.

Coaching Includes:
-Helping you to build a strong foundation
-Process your emotions in the correct way
-Reprogram old thought patterns and limiting beliefs & replace with empowering ones
-Rebalance your body and hormones

INITIAL FERTILITY ASSESSMENT

In preparation for your session, you will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire.
Meeting you where you are now, we will get clear on your goals and what you want to achieve.

Review of your medical history, and recent blood tests, & partners Semen analysis if applicable (please provide copies if you have them), for “optimum” ranges for conception & pregnancy (NHS ranges are quite broad & don’t always include optimum ranges - ‘normal’ is not necessarily optimal).

The amount of times I’ve heard women say they are taking vitamin D supplements, but had below optimum levels on their blood results.

Taking vitamin D3 unfortunately doesn’t necessarily mean you are absorbing it properly, this could be due to poor gut health or how & when you’re taking it.

Low vitamin D can falsely lower your ovarian reserve…your AMH could be much higher than your results show. it can also impact ovulation, increase risk of fibroids, impact implantation post frozen embryo transfer, and increases risk of miscarriage.

“Test don’t guess!”

This will be followed up with a nutrition health plan, to fuel and align your body, mind & hormones. Plus recommendations for functional testing.

- You will get 33% discount off your first practitioner quality supplement order

- You will learn why, what, & how to eat, to optimise your fertility, through nutritious recipes, see also Preconception Care

- Guidance on functional & advanced fertility tests & investigations, & help with interpretation of results

- Guided mind-body relaxations mp3s to listen to at home, that tap into and help to reprogram your subconscious, to regulate your nervous system

- Resources to incorporate into your daily life, to help increase your window of tolerance, so you’re in a stronger place mentally, emotionally, and physically, to be able to handle and recover fully, from any demanding and challenging events that you’re faced with.

- Unlimited email/text support in-between sessions, & for the duration of the 12 weeks

Optimising your health, wellbeing, and fertility success.

You do not need to be in person to receive the benefits of reflexology, as we discovered in lockdown, I will show you the exact meridian points to work.

If you are unable to travel for face-to face reflexology sessions, I offer online sessions for you to follow at home, the exact step-by-step tried and tested unique techniques I use successfully with my face-to-face clients.

HOW DOES GUT HEALTH IMPACT FERTILITY?

Have you heard of the gut-brain axis? It refers to the constant two-way communication of information between gut microbes and the central nervous system.

Have you ever felt butterfly’s in your stomach when seeing someone you love, or lost your appetite when you’re stressed? Advanced research have described the importance of gut microbiota in influencing the interactions between emotional & cognitive health.

The gut-brain axis (GBA) can easily be disrupted by many different factors, such as environmental toxins, stress, antibiotics, causing the microbiota in the gut to become unbalanced, triggering an immune response, this is called dysbiosis.

This can lead to inflammation which is a significant contributor to anxiety and depression, and involved in gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and colitis.

Which impairs absorption of nutrients, therefore impacting fertility. and can lead to other chronic health conditions like pain, fibromyalgia, UTIs, and has a profound impact on mental health and the functioning of the nervous system.

- Learn what, and how, you should eat for a healthy gut.


I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS COURSE BUT HOW CAN I JUSTIFY THE MONEY?

Investing in ourselves can be so scary. Especially if we’ve spent the majority of our lives caring for other people or experienced financial trauma.

I want you to know that you deserve to have a full life.

You deserve to get unstuck in the ways you’re wanting.

You deserve to have tools you can use to shift your experience.

One of the best things about this course is that it covers many modalities, so you’re getting all the foundational tools in one place

While I’d never want you to make a financial commitment that would cause harm in some way, if it’s scary because it’s a bit of a stretch, then I’d invite you to see what that’s like to put yourself first.



 



Reflexology for Pregnancy

“I started to see Gaynor right at the start of my pregnancy and her guidance on nutrition and general well being were invaluable. Gaynor’s knowledge and recommendations made me feel more confident about my pregnancy through quickly recommending the right vitamins, talking me through additional foods to eat, I could chat through how I’d been advised by health care professionals and Gaynor would dissect it into practical terms for me to implement. The reflexology treatment was the most relaxed I felt in all trimesters of pregnancy right up to the end. Thank you for all your support Gaynor.”


FROM NEWLY PREGNANT, UP TO BIRTH AND BEYOND.

Supporting women to maintain a balance through each stage of their pregnancy journey.

Reflexology may also help to ease common pregnancy conditions such as low back pain and morning sickness; as well as support your body to prepare for the birth.

Stress and anxiety
Energy levels
Mood swings
Indigestion and heartburn
Backache
Nausea
Fluid retention (in feet and ankles)
Ligament and groin pain
Constipation
Insomnia and sleep problems

Research studies have shown reflexology can:

reduce pain during labour
reduce the length of labour
improve quality of sleep
reduce stress, low back pain and pelvic girdle pain
lower anxiety of women in labour.

Reflexology in early pregnancy

Often the clients that I have supported on their difficult fertility journey, and or after loss. will continue to work with me through those crucial early 12 weeks of pregnancy, and through each trimester, up to birth.

For more information or to book an appointment please Contact Me



Reflexology For Women’s Health

“Gaynor is wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable about reproductive health, as well as lots of health issues in general. I love that she really wants to get to the root cause of issues. Gaynor is calm and approachable and would also check in with me outside of our appointments. Love her holistic approach to life! I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Gaynor again in the future.” Nicola

Reflexology can help to support women throughout all the multiple stages of their life - from puberty and reproduction, pregnancy, to menopause, helping with imbalances that might be resulting in irregular periods, weight gain, mood swings, fertility concerns, and more.

My aim is to Empower you to feel Emotionally and physically better, by helping to improve your health through Reflexology, to encourage your body's innate ability to heal itself.

To include cycle regulation, PMS, stress, anxiety, PCOS, absent periods, heavy and painful periods, endometriosis, fibroids, fertility, through to the onset of menopause.

By stimulating points on the feet, which correspond to different systems (such as the endocrine system, and digestive system), and organs in the body, Reflexology can help balance hormones, alleviate pain, anxiety, and fatigue, by restoring balance to the Body-Mind.

Please Contact Me for more information, or to arrange an appointment.

See also Therapeutic Healing for Women


Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage

RLD Lymphatic Drainage, is an award-winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet.

The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body.

It’s unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care, to help with the management of lymphoedema for patients affected by treatment to breast cancer. It may help all forms of lymphoedema, both primary and secondary.

Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly to treat the following conditions:

Arthritis
Asthma
Eczema
Chronic fatigue
Fibromyalgia
ME
Sinus problems
Migraines
Headaches
Muscular tension
Aches and pains
Premenstrual Syndrome

Post-injury swelling:

Excess puffiness in an area on your body may be a sign that your lymphatic system isn’t working quite as it should, so RLD could be helpful to reduce some of the swelling away.

Oedema/fluid retention:

Reflexology lymphatic drainage (RLD) helps to ease all that fluid away, pushing it towards the lymph nodes where it can be eliminated. This is one of many reasons you may leave your treatment feeling lighter and more energised.

Eases tension in the body

RLD can be truly relaxing. The sweeping gestures and the increase of lymph flow often works wonders at easing tension throughout your body.

RLD is NOT suitable for clients with:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Kidney failure
Cellulitis

Get in touch to book your first session with us today.

£55
About 55 mins

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