REFLEXOLOGY FOR MENOPAUSE
Menopause can be a new beginning. A time when our sense of purpose as women can change enormously. It's an opportunity for transformation and growth.
The average time of Peri-menopause is 4 years, but can be 1-12 years. Menopause is when there has been no period for 12 consecutive months and the average age for this in the UK is 51.
8 out of 10 women in the UK experience some symptoms, and the most common are Hot Flushes and Night Sweats. Other common symptoms are:
- Mood Swings
- Achy joints & Muscles
- Headaches & Migraines
- Weight gain
- Poor concentration & Memory
- Low Metabolism
- Carb craving
I can encourage you to consider looking at changing your lifestyle - you deserve it! It's helpful to reflect on the main Pillars of Menopause, and i can support you with this:
5 Pillars of Menopause
The effects of reflexology on depression during menopause: A randomised controlled clinical trial
F Mahdavipour et al. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 47, 2019.
Conclusion: The findings indicated that the foot relexology technique can be effective for reducing women's depression during menopuase.
Stress can have a negative impact on menopausal symptoms.
"Chronically elevated cortisol increases the likelihood of severe menopausal symptoms"
Cagnacci et al, 2011. Menopause, 18,3,273-8
The effects of reflexology on sleep disorder in menopausal women.
Maryam Asltoghiri, Zahra Ghodsi. Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences, Volume 31, 2012, Pages 242-246.
Conclusion: Reflexology is an effective therapy for sleep disorders and hot flushes in menopause.
The effects of reflexology applied to women aged between 40 and 60 on vasomotor complaints and quality of life.
Gozuyesil E, Baser M. Complement There Clin Pract. 2016 Aug; 24:78-85.
Conclusion: Reflexology can be effective in decreasing vasomotor problems (hot flushes, sweats and night sweats) and incresing quality of life in the menopausal period.
Depression and the Menopause.
Dr Joffe. Harvard University
- Incidence of depression doubles in Peri-menopause
- Usually in those who have mental health issues in the past
- Not 100% hormone based but they play a major role
- Stress reduction helps
Stress and the Menopause.
Alice Domar PhD. Harvard University
Peri-menopausal women who participated in organised relaxation had:
- 30% reduction in hot flushes
- Drop in tension, anxiety and depression
- Fewer mood swings and more stable emotions
Research on Reflexology for Menopause.
Studies have shown that reflexology is beneficial for some menopausal symptoms.
HOW I CAN HELP
Menopause is a time to Pause and Reframe. Ask yourself who do you want to be for the next phase of your life? How do you want to achieve this?
Reflexology for Menopause Treatment.
Deep relaxation received from Reflexology for Menopause can help the client to feel calmer and more relaxed whilst lowering stress hormones and helping the function of homeostasis. You should sleep better and have a sense of imporved mood and wellbeing. Reflexology for Menopause supports women and sease symptoms. I will also be able to support you with potential lifestyle changes to help bring the best results.
Provide Relaxation & Ease Symptoms.
A typical Reflexology for Menopause treatment will aim to calm emotions, support key organs and balance hormaones. If required, a treatment can address inflammation and/or support anxious clients
A single treatment may be relaxing and you may sleep better for the next night or so, but the best results are achieved with regular treatments.
Every woman and her menopause is unique and i will listen and support you, provide relaxation and ease symptoms. I will offer general lifestyle advice and refer where necessary. I hope to make your journey easier and help you find our zest for life again.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR MENOPAUSE
Feet. Gentle pressure aimed at calming emotions, supporting key organs and balancing hormones to ease some symptoms. General lifestyle advice may be included to help bring best results.
Please allow a little extra time for consultation and feedback.
SPECIAL COMBINATION VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Massage and Reflexology treatments - 5 for the price of 4, saving £37.50- £150
Payments can be made in cash, by card or bank transfer.
Please note that if you want to cancel or rearrange an appointment I will need 24 hours notice.
Please note if you arrive late your session time will be reduced but you will still be charged for the session.