I’m a huge believer that the key to Perimenopause and indeed Menopause is to REALLY look after yourself. Prioritising Self Care, emotional wellbeing and looking after both your physical and your mental health is vital.
One thing I say to all my clients is – ‘focus on you’ – speak to your GP, eat nutritious foods, ask for help, get some fresh air and find exercise YOU enjoy, have Reflexology or a massage, find the things you like/need to do and learn to say ‘No’ sometimes.
SELF CARE, reducing your STRESS LEVELS and looking after YOU will have such a positive impact at this time.
Symptoms of Perimenopause
The Perimenopause can start up to 10 years before the menopause (which officially starts when you have not had a period for a full year) and this transitional period can often have quite challenging symptoms. With menopause starting around the age of 51, Perimenopause symptoms can begin happening in your 40’s and in some cases even earlier.
Perimenopause itself can be a bit of a rollercoaster with hormones due to fluctuating oestrogen and symptoms can include the following…however helping reduce the impact of stress will help to reduce the associated symptoms of perimenopause.
- Breast pain
- Heavier than usual periods
- Fluid retention
- Night sweats
- Heart palpitations
- Hot flushes
- Low mood
- Brain fog
**The first port of call will always be your GP if you experience any of the above symptoms.
How can Reflexology help with Perimenopause symptoms?
As a Reproductive Reflexologist I’m trained to help make positive changes to your Wellbeing. Reflexology can have a wonderful, positive impact on REDUCING your stress levels and a skilled Reflexologist will also spend time balancing the hormones, working with the Endocrine system and creating a tailored treatment for you. Reflexology can be so effective in improving various hormonal imbalances and has a major effect on stress and calming the whole body down. My aim as a Reflexologist is to create balance in the body ‘homeostasis’.
During your consultation, I work holistically and look at the ‘whole’ picture, including diet, lifestyle, stress factors, exercise and of course your self-care.
“Self care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you”
Look after yourselves!
Women’s Health Reflexology
The Reflexology Studio, Ogmore-By-Sea