The Menopause is a natural change in the female reproductive system that normally occurs between the ages 45 and 55, although perimenopausal symptoms may occur earlier.
It is the process in a woman’s body when the ovaries stop producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. The body then reacts to the loss of hormones through several varying symptoms which can include:
Some women are happy to take medication such as HRT whilst many others prefer to go down the holistic therapy route.
One of the most common problems we encounter with menopausal clients is very low self confidence as many of them struggle with the troublesome menopause symptoms and to fight the unattainable victory against ageing.
How can Reflexology help the Menopause
Reflexology has been found to be very effective in helping both the physical and emotional symptoms of the menopause without the side effects associated with drug based treatments. It truly is a wonderful therapy to help women in their journey through the menopause.
Reflexology will help to regulate the peripheral nervous system, achieved by stimulating the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus and the thymus reflex points. It can also make some of these changes more bearable and relieve the stress and tension that can cause so many side effects.
Here at Sleeping Beauty Therapies, we can provide a safe haven in which to relax, unwind and revitalise. Having an empathic Reflexologist who understands the physical and emotional changes behind menopausal symptoms can really make the difference. We don’t forget that although this is a time for reflection and transformation, this is also a time to experience a newfound sense of freedom and inspiration. Reflexology will help put hormones back into balance and act like a process of emotional cleansing which can relieve stresses and restore harmony to the body and the soul.
We also encourage clients look at additional ways to support this process through supplements, diet, exercise and aromatherapy oils.
British researchers in 2002 found that both foot Reflexology and foot massage reduced menopausal symptoms of anxiety, depression, hot flushes and night sweats by some 30%-50% of what they were at the outset.” Sessions were for 45 minutes, 9 times over 19 weeks (once a week for six weeks followed by once a month for three months).
Take a moment today and celebrate your uniqueness – it will nurture your confidence!