The Menopause is a phase which will effect every woman past a certain age. Some women sail through it without many adverse symptoms; for others it will be a difficult stage affecting every aspect of their lives. The average age in the UK for women to reach menopause is 51 years. However, the transition can be anywhere between 45 and 55 years. For some women, the menopause happens before the age of 45 as a result of surgery such as oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries), chemotherapy or premature ovarian failure.
The decline in hormones during the years prior to menopause can cause a number of symptoms. This phase (Perimenopause) isn't easy to detect but many women complain of mood swings, hot flushes and night sweats.
Common Perimenopause Symptoms:
MENOPAUSE - Facial, Hand & Foot Reflexology
This groundbreaking treatment has been designed to balance you from your head to your toes. During the 90-minute treatment, face, hand and foot reflexology is combined to encourage harmony and balance through each zone of the body. The reflexology sequences have been specifically tailored to encourage hormonal balance, release blocked energy and to ease physical and emotional symptoms. It's an incredible treatment with great results!
What happens during a treatment?
After a detailed consultation, you will only need to remove your footwear and make yourself comfortable on the padded couch underneath a blanket. An electric blanket is available if you'd like some extra heat, but many ladies prefer to keep cool to prevent any hot flushes during the treatment. Often the body temperature drops during the treatment, so please let me know if you'd like extra heat any time through your session.
The treatment starts with gentle massage of the upper arms, shoulders, neck and head. A towel is placed around the head to protect the hair and keep if off the face during the treatment. A Neal's Yard cleanser is applied to the face and removed with a hot towel to ensure the skin is clean from make up and impurities. Next a facial elixir is applied to the face and the facial reflexology begins using a cold crystal on a specific reflex point to help cool the face and balance the reflex point controlling body temperature. The light touch connects the endocrine system, encouraging balance in the body. At the end of the facial reflexology, another hot towel is applied to remove the excess oil from the face.
Facial reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing treatment that not only benefits the body but also calms the mind and releases emotions held in the face. This release of emotion often has a positive impact on the way you look, leaving the skin looking smoother and more radiant.
After the facial reflexology, the hands will be supported by pillows to make it comfortable for the hand reflexology. Similar reflexes used in the facial reflexology are incorporated in the hand reflexology and aims to balance the body and reduce symptoms. It's extremely relaxing and you won't realise how much your hands needed the touch until they're being worked on!
Next is the foot reflexology! The gentle pressure and flowing movements will enable you to truly relax and let go. These techniques encourage an energetic connection between the nervous and endocrine (hormone) systems to stimulate physical, emotional and energetic shifts.
For the hand and foot reflexology, I use a wonderful reflexology balm specially designed for the menopause, containing clary sage and geranium essential oils which are renowned for alleviating menopausal symptoms and balancing hormones.
Menopause 12 Week Programme
Julia will guide you through a wellness programme over the 12-week course which will be both healing and transformational for your mind, body and spirit and will even have a positive impact on the way you look. The Menopause Programme is tailored to you and you'll receive a bespoke treatment plan covering diet, nutrition, exercise, skincare, and ways to balance hormones naturally, to help you move forward with confidence and energy to live a happier and healthier life.
Never tried reflexology before?
If you've never experienced reflexology before and you're unsure about having a 90-minute treatment, I can tailor the menopause reflexology into a 30 minute Facial Reflexology or Foot Reflexology for you to try first. Menopause Reflexology can also be incorporated into the Zone Face Lift giving you maximum benefits to help you Look Good and Feel Great! Just let me know when you book your appointment that you'd like to incorporate the Menopause Reflexology into your Zone Face Lift or 30-minute reflexology treatment.