FAQ’s

REFLEXOLOGY

What is Reflexology?
The theory behind reflexology is that all the organs and glands within the body are mapped out on the feet and other areas of the body, by manipulating these points on the feet through applying varying pressure it can allow the body to return to a state of balance and wellbeing.

Benefits of Reflexology?
Some of the benefits of Reflexology:
During Pregnancy: Relaxation, stress & anxiety, alleviate swollen ankles, headaches, back pain, constipation, heartburn, insomnia and pubic pain. Stabilises blood pressure and blood sugars. Boost energy levels and shorten labour.
Post Natal: Lift mood, improve lactation and sleep.
Pre-Pregnancy: Regularise cycles to promote fertility.

When can I start having Reflexology sessions?
During Pregnancy: After the first trimester.
Post Natal: It is good to have reflexology even from day one after labour as it promotes lactation and is also good for energy restoration (In the event of a C-section-reflexology sessions can be booked from after 6 weeks).
Pre-Pregnancy: As soon as possible.

Where do treatments take place in the Whittington?
The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Ave, London, N19 5NF.
Kenwood Ward, 5th Floor.
(Directions if coming into the hospital from the Main Entrance: Take the lift to the 3rd floor, turn left out of the lift and left again walking along the long corridor to the next set of lifts on the left hand side of the corridor. Take the lift to the 5th floor, turn right when exiting and the Kenwood ward is the next ward on your left).

How often can I have sessions?
We recommend having weekly sessions (currently treatments are available on Thursday’s and Friday’s).

How long are sessions?
The treatment itself is 45 minutes, the first session can take up to an hour, as a consultation form will need to be filled in before starting (basic information is collected on health and wellbeing and contact details). Allow for an hour when coming for an appointment as therapists will speak with you both before and after sessions.

What days can I have treatments?
Currently treatments are available on Thursday’s and Friday’s, but other days will be available in the near future. Please keep checking the website for updates.

Can I have reflexology if I am doing IVF?
Yes, you can have reflexology to continue to help balance the body throughout IVF, up until embryo transfer.

Can I have reflexology during birth?
Reflexology during early stages of labour is great to stimulate contractions and in the third stage helps to expel the placenta.

What do I need to wear?
If wearing trousers or leggings ensure they can easily be rolled up the calf to the knee.

Can I have reflexology even if I am having a C-Section?
Yes, reflexology treatments are great to help with pregnancy related issues (see above benefits of reflexology). Post natal treatments can be given 6 weeks after C-section, this is so the body can have some time to recover.

How much does a session cost?
Sessions are £60. If you are a Whittington or UCH mother you can contact us for a discount code which will give you a 50% discount on sessions, reducing the cost per session from £60 to £30.

How do I book?
You can book a session by going to the bookings page on this website http://www.gbmfoundationclinic.com.

What is the discount code?
Please email info@gbmfoundationclinic.com for the latest discount codes.

CREATIVE HEALING

What is Creative Healing?
Creative Healing is a gentle, hands-on technique that aims to restore the function to a particular part of the body or organ, by re-aligning the flows of energy to that part of the body.

Benefits of Creative Healing Treatments?
Creative Healing treatments are simple, elegant and effective at restoring normal function to the tissues and organs of the body.

Where treatments take place in the Whittington?
The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Ave, London, N19 5NF.
Kenwood Ward, 5th Floor.
(Directions if coming into the hospital from the Main Entrance: Take the lift to the 3rd floor, turn left out of the elevator and left again walking along the long corridor to the next set of lifts on the left hand side of the corridor and take this to the 5th floor, turn right when exiting the lift and the Kenwood ward is the next ward on your left).

How often can have sessions?
We recommend having weekly sessions (currently treatments are available on Thursday’s and Friday’s).

How long are sessions?
Treatments are between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Treatments are tailored to the needs of the person being treated.

What days can I have treatments?
Currently treatments are available on Thursday’s and Friday’s, but other days will be available in the near future. Please keep checking the website for updates.

What to wear?
Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little oily (We use a lot of olive oil on the skin).

How much does a session cost?
Sessions are £60. If you are a Whittington or UCH mother you can contact us for a discount code which will give you a 50% discount on sessions, reducing the cost per session from £60 to £30.

How do I book?
You can book a session by going to the bookings page on this website http://www.gbmfoundationclinic.com.

What is the discount code?
Please email info@gbmfoundationclinic.com for the latest discount codes.

VISUALISATION

What is Visualisation?
Self-Hypnosis teaches you to mentally switch off from your immediate surroundings and enter a dream world that is safe and calm. You are awake, but not really aware of what is happening around you – it feels like day-dreaming. While you are relaxed, suggestions are given to your mind, to subconsciously prepare you for a confident birth. Visualisation will teach you to mentally “see” and affect structures within your body e.g. your muscles, your cervix, your hormones. You will also be taught how to communicate with your baby with your womb.

When can I start the course?
The course can be started from week 20 of pregnancy.

Are Visualisation classes for couples?
Yes, the first 4 classes are Visualisation classes and are for couples and then the pregnant mothers alone goes on to the Yoga & Visualisation sessions till birth.

What to wear to a Visualisation class?
Wear comfortable clothing.

What days and times are classes?
Visualisation classes currently take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Classes are at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Further days will be added, please continue to check our website for updates.

How often do I attend the classes?
You would attend one class a week, on your preferred day. Classes for visualisation (4 consecutive weeks) are available to book for Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Benefits of Visualisation?
The aim of ‘The Jeyarani Way’ Gentle Birth Method Self-hypnosis and Visualisation programme is to increase confidence, deepen bonding between mother, father and baby and remove fear of the birth process.

What to bring to the Visualisation class?
For your comfort – please bring a yoga mat, 2 small pillows and a small blanket (just in case you feel cold during the class). Please bring a yoga mat for your partners/husbands as well.

Where classes take place in the Whittington?
The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Ave, London N19 5NF.
Eddington Ward, 4th Floor.
(Directions if coming into the hospital from the Main Entrance: Take the lift to the 3rd floor, turn left out of the elevator and left again walking along the long corridor to the next set of lifts on the left hand side of the corridor and take this to the 4th floor, turn right when exiting the lift and the Eddington ward is the next ward on your right)

What happens during the class?
Please see the link for details of the class: http://www.gentlebirthmethod.com/courses-2/self-hypnosis-courses-for-mothers/

Can I do the course even if I am having a C-Section?
Yes, as the programme helps mothers recover quickly after the birth and also in some cases the visualisation makes mothers feel as if they have had a normal birth.

How much does the course cost?
There is a one off registration fee of £150 that includes both the couple’s visualisation classes and the yoga classes for pregnant mothers.

How do I book?
You can book a session by going to the bookings page on this website http://www.gbmfoundationclinic.com.

Is there a discount code?
No, there is no discount code as the course has already been subsidised. The couple’s visualisation course alone for 4 weeks is normally £200.

Is there another cost for the Yoga classes?
No, the one off registration fee of £150 is for both the couple’s visualisation classes and the Yoga classes for pregnant mothers till birth.

Question – Whats included?:

‘I was under the impression that the course included reflexology and physical treatment (back and neck massage) and stretching too?

Is this correct? If so when do I attend for these?’

Answer:

The course that you have paid for offers the 4 week self hypnosis and visualisation programme for both partners and weekly yoga on your chosen date. Wednesdays or Thursdays from booking to birth. You can start yoga straight away on your chosen week day ( wed or Thurs) from this week.

The other elements of the Gentle Birth Method are one to one Reflexology treatments that can be booked separately under the reflexology option in the drop down boxes.

These are offered at £30 per hour ( normally £60 – £90 in the private sector)

The vaginal stretch can be viewed online on the section labelled videos at this location       http://www.gentlebirthmethod.com/videos/

In the near future we will make it possible to have one to one sessions for this preparation.

I hope that this makes it a bit clearer.

Question:

Hello,

Do you offer just pregnancy yoga classes or can these only be done as part of the self hypnosis and visualisation course?

Many thanks,

Jen

Answer:

Dear Jen,

You can take just the yoga classes. If you wish.

The booking fee for yoga all the way through your pregnancy is £100 The yoga and the 4 classes of visualisation are offered at a booking fee of

£150

I you wish to join you can look at our bookings page.

www.GbmFoundationClinic.com

We have not included an option just yet for the yoga on its own as we wish to encourage pregnant mothers to sign up for the whole programme as visualisation helps to reduce anxiety and reduce serum cortisol levels and this promotes better oxytocin release during the birth process.

You may have of course signed up for hypnobirthing classes elsewhere, In which case we will be delighted to invite you to join our yoga classes.

Kind Regards

Dr. Gowri Motha