Reflexology for Menopause
Supporting women to make the transition to their second spring and to find their zest for life in this new chapter.
What is menopause?
Menopause is a natural change that all women will go through. The perimenopause typically starts between the ages of 40-50 with menopause occurring following 12 months of no menstrual bleed. Menopause meaning the cessation of menstruation.
On average this transition through to menopause takes 4 years but this is different for all women. It can also be quite a challenging time for many women as hormones (namely progesterone and oestrogen) begin to fluctuate and eventually dramatically fall.
changes to your mood, like low mood, anxiety, mood swings and low self-esteem
palpitations, when your heartbeats suddenly become more noticeable
headaches and migraines
muscle aches and joint pains
reduced sex drive
recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
However, there are some lifestyle changes that we can make to ease some of the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, which will make the transition easier.
So how can reflexology help?
Studies have shown that reflexology is effective for sleep disorders and hot flushes in menopause. It is also deeply relaxing and allows your body time to reset and recharge.
MASTER YOUR MENOPAUSE
Master your Menopause is a 6 week programme built around Sally Earlam’s 5 pillars for healthy menopause. Each week, during your 90 minute appointment, we will focus on a different aspect of lifestyle to promote healthy ageing and you will also receive a personalised reflexology treatment.
At the end of the 6 weeks you will receive Sally Earlam’s guide to healthy menopause and a summary of what we have discussed during the programme. There will also be the opportunity to join my private Facebook community, where you can meet other women moving into the next phase of life.
Week 1 – Getting to know you and your goals
The first week will include a full consultation and an opportunity to discuss your symptoms and goals. We will cover who do you want to be in this next chapter and how will you get there, what your barriers might be and what is your motivation.
Week 2 – Nutrition
This week we will explore diet and nutrition and discuss simple tweaks that can support your general wellbeing and ease some of the symptoms of menopause.
Week 3 - Exercise
In week 3 we will discuss the benefits of exercise during the menopause and what you can do to support healthy ageing.
Week 4 – Sleep
This week we will explore any issues you might have with sleep, whether that is difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking early. As a qualified sleep consultant, I can provide you with the right tools to help you sleep better and feel more rested. The reflexology treatment this week will also support sleep.
Week 5 – Relaxation
Oestrogen and progesterone help to protect us from stress hormones (namely cortisol) so as these hormones start to fluctuate and fall, it is important to take time to relax and switch off. In week 5 we will discuss different mindfulness techniques you can implement to help you relax and take some time for you.
Week 6 – Purpose
Some women experience an identity crisis during the menopause years as this can often coincide with older children leaving home and it signals an end to your fertile years. This is an important new chapter and this week is an opportunity to consider what next.
Total Cost: £400