Kay McDonnell is a Reflexologist in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
What is the Menopause?
The Menopause is the process in a woman's body in which the ovaries stop producing the hormone oestrogen. The body then reacts to the loss of oestrogen through several varying symptoms. These symptoms can be broken down into two categories; mental and Physical symptoms.
Mental symptoms include:
Physical symptoms include:
It is natural that women who are experiencing the menopause are affected by these symptoms, indeed many women find that their stress levels and anxiety levels are increased. These symptoms can give women a sense of frustration, embarrassment and grief. Thankfully however there are methods that can lower the severity of these symptoms and offer relief.
Methods for Menopause Relief
By changing your daily habits and incorporating more healthful choices, the symptoms of the menopause can be greatly reduced. Exercise such as walking daily for 30 minutes or practicing stress-relieving exercises such as Yoga can be very helpful. Eating a nutritious and balanced diet high in B vitamins and fatty acids will also help you to feel better. Drinking plenty of water and taking a good multi-vitamin can also be of benefit to your changing body.
How Reflexology Can Support the Menopause Experience
Regular reflexology treatments can support a menopausal woman physically, mentally and emotionally. It can help a woman tune into her body’s needs, highlighting imbalances and areas which need attention. It can provide a safe space in which to relax, receive and be self-focused. Having an empathic reflexologist who understands the physical changes behind menopausal symptoms and takes her problems seriously can, in itself, relieve stress.
For more information on how we can help, call in to our shop in Listowel, Co. Kerry or please contact Kay on 068-23574 or at firstname.lastname@example.org