Reflexology for Menopause

Reflexology for Menopause

Reflexology for menopause is a specific treatment tailored to support women going through the menopause.

Menopause can be a new beginning, a time when our sense of purpose as women can change, and it has also been described as an opportunity for transformation and growth. But for some women the symptoms of the menopause can be very unpleasant.

How can Reflexology for Menopause help?

Every woman and her menopause is unique. Reflexology aims to support menopausal symptoms. A list of some perimenopausal and post menopausal symptoms are listed below…

Perimenopausal / premenopausal symptoms

  • Hot Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Achy Joints/Muscles
  • Mood swings

Postmenopausal Symptoms

  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headaches
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings


There have been a few small studies showing reflexology is beneficial for some menopausal symptoms. Some are listed below.

The effects of reflexology on sleep disorder in menopausal women

This study concluded that Reflexology is an effective therapy for sleep disorders and hot flushes in menopause.

The effects of reflexology applied to women aged between 40 and 60 on vasomotor complaints and quality of life

This study concluded that Reflexology can be effective in decreasing vasomotor problems and increasing quality of life in the menopausal period.

The effects of reflexology on depression during menopause: A randomized controlled clinical trial

This studies findings indicated that the foot reflexology technique can be effective for reducing women’s depression during menopause.

As a treatment, Reflexology can help aid relaxation and ease symptoms. Stress can be a huge factor in the severity of the symptoms experienced. Easing the stresses and adjusting a few lifestyle factors, can really help relieve menopausal symptoms.

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