Reflexology Matters for Menopause

Reflexology Matters for Menopause

Having an empathic reflexologist who understands the physical changes behind menopausal symptoms and takes her problems seriously can help to relieve stress and anxiety.

Reflexology is a wonderful therapy for aiding women’s journey through the menopause. For some women, symptoms can be debilitating; hot flushes, increased perspiration, night sweats, headaches, dizziness, mood changes, digestive disturbances, sudden weight gain, short-term memory loss and irregular periods with heavy bleeding to name a few.  With all the changes happening to the body it’s not surprising women can experience a whole range of emotions.

How Reflexology for Menopause works?

By regulating the hormones and glandular functions of the body treatments focus on rebalancing both the physical and emotional systems. 

It can be done by working the hypothalamus and pituitary, to restore balance to the endocrine system which, in turn can alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, sleep distubrances and sweats. A Randomised Controlled Trial was carried out to test this in 2016. Women who had symptoms of menopause were given Reflexology treatments twice weekly for six weeks. These women reported far fewer hot flushes, sweats and night sweats (Gozuyesil & Baser, 2016).

By calming the central nervous system, sleep disturbances can also be alleviated, and anxiety and stress levels can be reduced. Another study in 2012 found this to be true.

By regulating calcium and phosphorous levels in the thyroid gland, reflexology can support the skeletal system in order to better bone health.

Reflexology also helps the ovaries to regulate their oestrogen secretions and the uterus to maintain its natural health and flexibility.

The effects of reflexology are cumulative and depending on specific needs a course of treatment might be recommended to manage the symptoms. Most important note is that the Menopause is not a disease, and it cannot be cured. But it can be managed, and through a kind and caring touch, and through Reflexology it is possible to feel like you again. Get in touch to know more about how reflexology can help you.

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