Massage & Menopause, how to relieve symptoms using massage & Reiki
Every woman at some point in her life will experience menopause in one way or another. Some women sail through it without any symptoms, others can find their whole lives being affected. Often feeling helpless and not quite knowing what’s going on or even more importantly, what to do about it.
The official menopause definition is when a woman has not had a period for 12 months. However, she can experience symptoms prior to this some years earlier. A woman’s body starts to alter the amount of reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone typically in her 40s, but will still have periods.
What are the symptoms of peri menopause and menopause?
Some women experience this earlier or through medical procedures such as chemotherapy. These symptoms are called Peri menopause and some of the symptoms of peri menopause are:
Insomnia, Night sweats, Mood swings, Uncontrollable emotions, Heart palpitations, Irregular periods, Forgetfulness, Anxiety, Depression, Hair loss, Unexplained weight gain, Water retention to name but a few. There are officially 39 peri menopausal symptoms.
Check out the full list of perimenopausal symptoms here
So how does massage help being menopausal?
Having a regular relaxation based massage, especially if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, can help you take ‘time out’ away from them and have some time to yourself. Massage can help towards nurturing and enhancing your mood by releasing the ‘happy’ hormones, it can also aid a relaxing, much needed nights sleep.
All this without any pharmaceutical intervention. Research has also shown that the symptoms of Peri menopause are more intensified the more stressed a woman is.
Reiki and Reflexology are also other forms of relaxing treatments that can help towards making this natural transition to the next stage of your life more manageable and overtime, can be an empowering experience.
Is massage a cure for the Menopause?
Absolutely not, it’s just one of the many ways to help reduce some of the symptoms already mentioned. Reiki isnt a massage, it goes far deeper than that & if the end result is a reduction in stress levels then that has to be a good thing surely?
Massage & Menopause (+ Reiki) together help cancel out those, often, debilitating symptoms that so many women suffer from at “that age” which incidentally was 45+ BUT now there are cases which are much younger.
Do you think massage & menopause could help you become less stressed, more energetic, feel more balanced in the head?
If you do then let Lavender Moon massage & Reiki in Peregian Beach be your first port of call, we look forward to seeing and helping you with professional treatments specifically designed to combat menopause & peri menopause.