I have completed a course on Reflexology for Menopause with Sally Earlam. It has helped me to further support my clients going through the perimenopause and menopause.
There are so many symptoms which women experience during the menopause from hot flushes, brain fog, insomnia, weight gain, migraines, bloating, mood swings, aching muscles and these are just a few!
Regular reflexology can support women during this time. There is research to show that reflexology helps women with hot flushes during the menopause.
This is also evidence that reflexology helps women with sleep
This is also true with anxiety and depression experienced during the menopause
I will also make suggestions on other lifestyle changes you can make such as diet, exercise, sleep and having a sense of purpose.
I treat many women during their maternity journey, this may include preconception, pregnancy, and post birth. Reflexology can support women experiencing pregnancy symptoms such as pelvic girdle pain, swollen feet and ankles, insomnia, and anxiety to name but a few. Reflexology also provides an invaluable space to focus on yourself and your baby and encourages relaxation.
I have comprehensive training in Maternity Reflexology through the Suzanne Enzer course delivered by Jenni Tribe. I have also trained in traditional Chinese Medicine Pregnancy reflexology which was run by Heidi Armstrong.
There are two studies which support the following advantages of reflexology;
I also work with women experiencing fertility issues, reflexology helps to support women during this journey and can help ease some of the stress and anxiety involved and provides a natural approach. I also work with women going through assisted conception such as IVF and IUD. It can be sometimes beneficial when both of the couple have reflexology as it it’s a stressful time for both parties.
As well as helping assist women for fertility and pregnancy and menopause, many women experience PMS, heavy periods or pain during their menstrual cycle. Reflexology can be beneficial and help to reduce severity and duration of menstrual pain.
According to Valiani at Al research of female students of Isfaahan University in 2010.
‘Reflexology was associated with more reduction of intensity and duration of menstrual pain in comparison with ibuprofen.’
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