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Menopause

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”

 

Menopause is a natural change in the female reproductive system.

Ovarian reserves begin to decline from the age of 29, which accelerates from the age of 35 and more so after 40 years of age. The ovaries produce less Oestrogen and Progesterone hormones and the body reacts to this loss through varies symptoms.

Perimenopause

Some of the symptoms experienced:

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of libido
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular menstrual cycles, anovulatory cycles and eventually the periods cease.

 

Menopause

All symptoms above plus the following:

  • Hair loss
  • Dry itchy skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Joint pain- osteoporosis
  • Breast pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Frequent urination and urinary pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Memory lapses
  • And much more..

I can provide a perimenopause or a menopause Reflexology treatment to help ease your physical and emotional symptoms without the side effects associated with drug-based treatments.

I can also teach you some hand techniques to help. Reflexology is a wonderful therapy to help women in their journey through the menopause.

Treatment is recommended weekly for 4-6 weeks until there is changes in symptoms.

 

Effects of reflexology on vasomotor symptoms https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27502805/

Effects of Reflexology on Depression during menopause https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31780002/