What’s this feeling?

Lucia here:

I’ll just say this, the topic for me and my friend Marta today…menopause. I am telling the truth when I say that menopause has me feeling like I can hit the roof, so much so that if I lived in Edmonton I’d need to call an Edmonton roofing service.

Relaxing during Menopause

Menopause is not just old women not having any more menstrual cycles. Menopause can be a real pain in the behind, literally. The symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings can take its toll on women’s physical and emotional well-being. For relief, women going through menopause are looking to natural remedies such as reflexology.

Reflexology Isn’t Just A Message

Reflexology is more than just a “foot massage.” Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine where pressure is applied to the feet, hands, and ears using specific fingers and technique. For example, the foot is divided into zones that correlate with certain organs in the body. Done right, reflexology can help to relieve aches, pains, and help blood to circulate better.

Massages can be given with or with massage oil/lotion, along with massage tools. Small, circular motions are made on the target area, which for first timers, might be painful because of poor circulation or unused or tense muscles. As massages increases over time, pressure should become steadier at which time, the body should be becoming more use it, if the techniques are done right. For most people, after several sessions, reflexology can be relaxing and give much pleasure.

Touch Me, Baby

As far as menopause, since every woman suffers differently, it is important to know what technique will help what pain or organ.  Reflexology charts for the hand and foot will be the tool of importance. It will help to determine how to help relieve one of the many menopause symptoms by showing which part of the foot or hand correlates to what organ.

Even though women suffering through menopause will not have the same experience, performing reflexology techniques on certain areas will most likely alleviate several symptoms all at once. For example, the pituitary gland is responsible for controlling the body’s hormones and endorphins, which affect such symptoms as hot flashes, mood swings, and sexual cravings. Also, if you are going through menopause, there needs to be attention paid to your thyroid glands and ureter.

 Reflexology and Menopause: Help Is On the Way

Women today are looking for herbs and natural ways to alleviate aches and pains. While reflexology or massages in general can be great stress relievers, women who are menopausal should also consider living a healthier lifestyle such as a proper diet, exercising regularly, and not smoking or drinking. Reflexology Treatment for Menopause can help women better understand what reflexology is and how it can help during this time known as “the change” and make it more bearable and not “the curse.”