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Reflexology and the Menopause

When you are young, the word “menopause” is like an alien word from another language. A word we don’t even want to contemplate understanding as this point in your life actually feels like it could be hundreds of light years away.

But then as you creep into your forties, things start to happen and strange feelings come across you that you can’t quite explain and then it suddenly dawns on you, that the word which you had avoided even thinking about all these years, let alone fully understand, was now happening to you. In fact, I am learning rather quickly that the menopause is not a short period in your life where you get a few hot flushes and feel a bit tetchy! To the contrary, it is something I have personally started to experience  already in my early forties and have discovered this is well known as the “perimenopause”.

I did think though at least by my early fifties it will all be over, and calm restored chez moi, but the more women I am speaking to, the more I realise this “storm” could last for at least another 10-15 years! So I have started to do my own research into how I can, naturally and in harmony with my own body, balance my hormones and reduce the onslaught of the menopausal symptoms. And of course, I have probably one of the best remedies at my own fingertips, Reflexology………….

The art of Reflexology can be traced back to ancient China, India and Egypt. It is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. It is a unique method of using the thumbs and fingers on these reflex areas.

Reflexology can bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is used mostly for: –

  • Relieving stress and tension
  • Improving circulation and blood flow
  • Helping the body naturally reach a state of balance

Reflexology provides the opportunity to work on trigger points that can influence symptoms like  “Hot Flushes” by working on points connected to the thyroid and pituitary glands, nerve and blood supply for better circulation, as well as organs such as the uterus, the ovaries, and liver that can affect your hormone levels.

In fact,a study has been completed in Iran, looking at the effect of Reflexology on menopausal women and showed a reduction in hot flushes and an improvement in sleep. Reflexology has also been shown to significantly reduce anxiety state associated with an increased feeling of ease and a reduction in anxiety.

Regular reflexology treatments can support a menopausal woman physically, mentally and emotionally. It can help a woman tune into her body’s needs, highlighting imbalances and areas which need attention.

It can provide a safe space in which to relax, receive and be elf-focused. Having an empathic reflexologist who understands the physical changes behind menopausal symptoms and takes her problems seriously can, in itself, relieve stress.

Reflexology also encourages normal regulation where there is a hormonal imbalance, it also acts to stimulate or inhibit nerve impulses to the brain from which many hormonal signals are received.

So why not try it for yourself?  Go on, you deserve it!

Nicky at Sleeping Beauty Therapies near Tring

01442 800970 or email

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Reflexology and the Menopause

I have been truly dedicated to and qualified in Reflexology and Massage and their amazing benefits since 2005.

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