Reflexology & Menopause
Why is it that the menopause is often viewed as an illness to be cured when it's a natural stage in life? No wonder it fills us with dread when it's been labelled this way. If we think about it on a more positive note, this is a time of liberation as we move away from the childbearing era into exciting new beginnings.
Not all menopause is bad and if you are lucky then you might not have many symptoms or they may not be severe. However, for some contending with hot flushes, night sweats and sleep disturbances, feeling emotionally low and physically exhausted can be commonplace.
This time of change is not necessarily exclusive to women. The male menopause is becoming more widely acknowledged by the medical community with men experiencing similar symptoms due to declining levels of testosterone.
Aside from giving you some truly deserved TLC, reflexology sessions may help to alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms by focusing on the holistic approach to health. The outcome of a study conducted in Iran looked at the effects of reflexology on menopausal women and showed a reduction in hot flushes and an improvement in sleep (*1).
Regular treatments can focus on the emotional and physical changes you are undergoing and will allow you to take time out, reflect on how you are managing and get you back in tune with your body, mind and spirit.