Gaynor Almond Clinical Reflexology Northwich & Warrington, Cheshire

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I provide online Emotional & Trauma Healing & Fertility support for women & couples to overcome fear & anxiety to create peace, clarity, purpose & growth in your life🤍.

WELCOME!

I’m Gaynor, I live in Cheshire with my husband, our two (adopted) daughters, and our dog Coco.

I’m a Trauma Informed & trained Root-Cause Therapist & Coach.

I offer this remotely (via Zoom), this works very effectively from the comfort of your own home, just grab a blanket, some water & get ready for your healing session.

Like many holistic Healing Practitioners, my own personal healing journey has brought me to the trauma healing space.

A healing journey of learning and awareness, which I’m still committed to continuing.

Meeting myself and others with compassion and understanding of the damaging imprints trauma can have on our psyche and physiology.

Fuelling my commitment to empowering my clients through Root-Cause therapy, which combines 10 effective modalities for clarity and growth.

My hope is that in our journey together--you too meet yourself with love, compassion, and understanding that how you've learned to survive makes complete sense, because your nervous system has been in protection mode for so long, and that now...

It’s time to show your body that it’s safe to truly live the life you deserve.

Thank you for trusting me, I'm so honoured you're here.




ADVANCED TRAINING/CPD

🤍 Nutrition & Lifestyle coaching for fertility & womens health
🤍 The Reproductive Microbiome
🤍 The Female Ecology Master-course
🤍The Male ecology microbiome
🤍 Basic Pharmacology and Drug Nutrient Interactions


FERTILITY EXPERIENCE

I am passionate about supporting women to get to the root-cause emotionally & physically, of their (in)fertility, unexplained-infertility, and recurring miscarriage/pregnancy loss.

I have had the privilege of supporting individuals and couples successfully on their fertility journey for nearly 9 years.

Offering a pre-conception care plan to those who are struggling to conceive, and wish to improve their chances of a positive outcome.

Supporting in all aspects of natural and assisted conception (IUI/IVF/IMSI/ICSI/FET/donor (egg, sperm, embryo).


A LITTLE FACT ABOUT ME

I have never had a positive pregnancy test.

Unfortunately it just never happened for me, this was partly due to circumstances, self sabotaging my relationships (I was in “protection” mode for many many years), and reproductive issues. I had a long history of recurring UTI’s (caused by vaginal & gut dysbiosis), and potentially undiagnosed endometriosis.

As I had an endometrioma or "chocolate cyst", deep ovarian endometriosis, which was causing me severe pelvic pain, and it can impact fertility, ovarian reserve. Fortunately through nutrition I was able to heal the pelvic pain, however i have no idea of the extent of the endometriosis or if my Fallopian tubes were blocked, as I never had any further investigations.

Interesting how we store trauma in the body at a cellular level, in our tissue and muscles, impacting our physiology.


FERTILITY CONDITIONS I HAVE PERSONALLY SUPPORTED CLIENTS WITH

Primary and secondary infertility, recurring miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, after stillbirth, loss after preterm birth. PCOS, anovulatory cycles (absence of ovulation), endometriosis, endometritis, irregular cycles, autoimmune conditions, unexplained infertility, low AMH, poor egg quality, and elevated Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells).

Male factor infertility, such as poor sperm quality, low motility, high morphology and DNA fragmentation.

Putting all my experience and knowledge into offering a pre-conception whole health, holistic mind-body care plan; to those who are struggling to conceive, and wish to improve their chances of a positive outcome.


SUPPORT AFTER PREGNANCY LOSS

I am particularly passionate about supporting women wanting to try again after pregnancy loss(es), through 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.


FERTILITY COACHING

Trained in the Freedom Fertility Formula, approach, which provides psychological and Emotional healing embedded in a life planning and accountability journey.

I have been blown away by the positive impact, growth, and long lasting changes, this has had on my clients lives and emotional well-being.

Many of which have gone on to conceive their long awaited baby, due to the positive effects the mind body connection has had on their emotional and physical health. Because what positively impacts the mind, naturally has a positive impact on the body.



CLINICAL REFLEXOLOGY

I initially trained as a Clinical Reflexologist, specialising in fertility & women’s health. Achieving the highest level in Reflexology, CRM Level 5 Mastership, advanced level diploma, including anatomy and physiology. I am also a full member of Professional Reflexology(PR), and registered with CNHC.

Completing CPD courses in advanced fertility and reproductive health, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), Vertical Reflexology, Reiki, and Gentle Release Therapy.

Using a combination of techniques in my holistic treatments to encourage the flow of Chi (energy) to organs and systems in the body, helping to release emotional blockages, and restore balance to the body-mind.


THE REPRODUCTIVE MICROBIOME

Learning how an imbalance in the vaginal and penile microbiome can impact pregnancy outcome, by increasing the risk of miscarriage, implantation failure, placenta eruption, and preterm birth. A real eye opener!

The vaginal microbiome, the environment of the vagina also known as the vaginal ecology, can hold a lot of unanswered questions for women who are struggling to conceive, have experienced repeated implantation failure, recurrent miscarriage, and placental eruption. It’s an area I’m really passionate about sharing, having suffered with recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) for many many years due to vaginal dysbiosis (not enough of the good bacteria), as soon as I restored my healthy vaginal microbiome I never got another UTI.

Many women I’ve worked with have not been aware that they had endometritis, inflammation in the uterus, this can often be as a result of medical interventions disrupting the natural vagina and uterine flora. Increased inflammation in the uterus makes it very difficult for a fertilised egg or embryo to implant, however there are a few solutions to this problem which I can go into in more detail on a 1:1 if this was a potential concern.

To summarise the microbiome, whether that’s your oral, gut, or vagina microbiome, is about the good bugs, and the bad bugs, and passing down the good bugs to the next generation.

I offer Functional testing in this area, please ask me about it.


NUTRITION

I am also an Advanced Nutrition Student, with the Nutritional Healing Foundation, using Naturopathic techniques.

In a nutshell naturopathic nutrition is about nourishing the body at a cellular level, to get the good stuff in, and cleansing the body to get the bad stuff out, in-order to restore health to the body-mind.

It also delves a lot deeper to get to the root cause, looking at internal and external stressors such as our exposure to chemicals/toxins and very importantly, emotional stressors.

I incorporate these principles and techniques into my own life, as well as in my client work, supporting women to optimise their natural fertility.


“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” - Roy Bennett





Preconception Care & IVF Preparation

The optimum time to prepare for pregnancy is ideally a minimum of 90 days, as it takes 90 days for men to develop healthy new sperm, and women to develop healthy new follicles. Making some positive life style changes is not only going to improve your overall health to optimise your chances of conceiving, but it can also help to reduce your chances of miscarriage, help to support and improve your chances of a positive outcome when undergoing your fertility treatment, and crucially for the long term health of your developing baby.

But please don’t worry if you are starting your fertility treatment sooner, I can still support you to get in a good place emotionally and physically ready for your treatment.


Some specific benefits to be gained from that are as follows:

🤍 Optimise Your Emotional Health
The mind-body connection is real, what’s happening in the mind, our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, impacts the body, and fertility.
When we support our Emotional Health it sends your Brain a signal of safety, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, and directing the body’s energy towards Fertility and reproduction, rather than to eliminate or escape danger.

🤍 Optimise Your Nutrition
Understand what foods will help to optimise your fertility, and what foods to avoid to reduce inflammation, support gut health, and stabilise blood sugar levels, to balance your hormones.

🤍 Optimise Your Lifestyle
Understand more about how you can improve your chances by making some key lifestyle changes.

🤍 Optimise Your Health
Understand more about what might be driving your symptoms and getting in the way of your fertility.

🤍 Functional Testing Recommendations
Advanced Reproductive health testing, and help with interpreting results, including hormonal bloods

*Two tests I recommend to my clients as a starting point (especially if you have unexplained infertility, experienced implantation failure, or miscarriage(s), are a Full thyroid panel, and a vaginal microbiome test (home tests).

🤍 Support finding the right Fertility Clinic for you
UK and abroad.

I’ve supported clients working with clinics in the North West, London, Athens, and Barcelona.

Help with charting your menstrual cycles to learn when the optimal time is for intercourse and to recognise any problems showing up in your cycle that need to be resolved. You will feel more in control and be able to monitor your progress.

🤍 Discuss the importance of your partners health and what they can do to enhance their fertility.


*Additionally I can even teach you how to use Reflexology to support lymphatic drainage, and reduce inflammation to optimise your natural fertility (please ask me about this).

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