Menopause…something women dread and look forward to at the same time. Whilst “the change” can bring relief from having a monthly period it can also bring symptoms of heart palpitations, hot flushes, night sweats, emotional changes, low libido and osteoperosis.…just to name a few.
During menopause, the hormone system swings out of balance and certain energies in the body begin to decline. These energies are associated with the purification of blood, the conversion of food into energy, hormonal balance, reproduction and bone growth.
Shiatsu massage can help to alleviate the symptoms of menopause by nourishing the declining energies and rebalancing the hormone system. It can also influence how a woman processes the feelings she has around growing older by providing a more positive experience of this change of life. In eastern traditions women rank higher the older they get and Shiatsu can help to connect a woman with the depth of her wisdom through deep relaxation.
It goes without saying that stress and high expectations (lots of “musts”) will exacerbate menopausal systems! It is important therefore to eat well, be active, get enough sleep, and rest deeply. If you haven’t done it before now is your prime time for good self-care…. and shiatsu
Shiatsu massage is available at Glo on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.