Throughout a women’s life they go through a number of transitions resulting in many physical and psychological changes which can have an effect of a women’s health.

Hormonal changes are varied and can be very different for each woman. These changes start from puberty, the onset of menstruation, through to pregnancy, perimenopause and post menopause. As a result the body will often be in a state of imbalance throughout a woman’s life.

Reflexology can aid women’s health throughout all periods of change in their life and help to ease any discomfort or gynaecological conditions that develop, whilst encouraging the body’s natural healing process.  

Reflexology can help alleviate symptoms during:

Puberty

Puberty is a time when teenagers may experience a abundance of hormonal changes which will influence changes in their bodies and may adjust their behaviour.  The increase in oestrogen in girls and testosterone in boys can result in more oily skin leading them to be more prone to acne as well as sudden mood changes and changing emotions.  It can be hard to know how to help your child at this stage in their life.  Guiding them towards a healthy diet and encouraging them to exercising regularly can help.  Reflexology is a great option to help balance the hormones, improve mood and is a safe therapy for all ages.

Menstruation

Many women suffer a number of symptoms during and leading up to their time of the month. Some of the conditions women suffer with include;

  • PMS (pre menstrual syndrome/tension)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Amenorrhea (temporary or permanent absence of periods)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy periods)
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cysts / Polyps (PCOS)

All of these conditions can have a profound effect on the way in which a women’s body will function and result in additional symptoms being released. By stimulating the endocrine system, Reflexology can help balance the hormones, alleviating pain, anxiety, fatigue etc.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very exciting time, but sometimes hormonal changes and weight gain can cause discomfort. Many conditions associated with pregnancy include;

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Back ache
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Oedema
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Insomnia

Reflexology can help give you time to enjoy your growing baby as well as help with some of the pregnancy-related issues. Regular reflexology sessions during pregnancy, encourages your mind and body to maintain in balance and eases aches and pains that may occur.

Perimenopause / Post Menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age (but can be earlier or later), as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline.

Every woman and her menopause is unique. Some of the symptoms associated with the menopause include;

  • Hot Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Oesteoporosis

This is just naming a few, but the severity and condition depends on the individual. Reflexology can be an excellent way to help provide relief and make this transition phase as smooth as possible.  As Reflexology is a complementary therapy and works alongside medical care, it can certainly be used to improve symptoms in conjunction with HRT should you wish to take this.  It is also important to consider other lifestyle factors such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, finding a type of relaxation, reducing alcohol intake and quitting smoking.

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