Reflexology for menopause.

Why does menopause occur.

Menopause is a natural process that occurs as the ovaries age and produce less reproductive hormones. The body begins to undergo many changes in response to lower levels of: progesterone, estrogen, testosterone. follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH)

Symptoms of menopause

Most women will experience menopausal symptoms. some of these cases can be quite severe. Reflexology can help to ease the following symptoms of menopause:

  • Hot flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Insomnia

  • Tiredness 

  • Depression

  • Weight gain

  • Headaches

  • Anxiety

  • Racing heart

  • Poor concentration

  • Memory lapses

  • Reduced libido or sex drive

  • Increased urination

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI's)

  • Reduced muscle mass

  • Painful or stiff joints

  • Reduced bone mass

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How can reflexology help?

Reflexology works by regulating the hormones and glandular functions of the body. 

By working with the hypothalamus and pituitary, reflexology can help restore balance to the endocrine system, this in turn can help alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes as well as anxiety.

As the nervous systems calms, the stress hormones regulate and by calming the central nervous system, sleep disturbances can also be alleviated and anxiety levels reduced.

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