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Reflexology for Menopause

Supporting you through this natural transition

Struggling to sleep, feeling hot and bothered, more anxious than usual?

It could be that you’ve entered Perimenopause, the first phase of a gradual decline in your reproductive hormones.

For most women the onset of symptoms occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 years, but it can sometimes happen earlier - especially if any of your female relatives experienced this early.

A small percentage of women will have a later onset of symptoms and some REALLY lucky ones won’t have any at all!

Menopause is defined as being the absence of a menstrual bleed of more than 12 months, when it’s probable that your periods will have stopped for good.

It’s very common for troubling symptoms to continue for some time after this, so the entire menopausal process may actually take between 3 and 7 years.

It’s important to remember that Menopause is a normal part of life and not an illness. But unfortunately some women experience deep hormonal shifts that can cause more severe issues.


The most obvious sign of dwindling hormones will be a change in your menstrual cycle. Your periods may become lighter or heavier, earlier or later, shorter or longer, or even go missing for a while.

There are numerous symptoms of Perimenopause including:

  • Irregular/Heavy Periods
  • Hot Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Low Mood
  • Insomnia
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Headaches/Migraine
  • Weight Gain

  • Brain Fog
  • Loss of Confidence
  • Lack of Energy
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Dry Eyes and Mouth
  • Loss of Libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Acid Reflux
  • Dry Skin
  • Thinning Hair
  • Change in Body Odour

* Please note that if you’re younger than 45, it’s always advisable to see your GP, as symptoms could be the result of poor thyroid function, low iron or a lack of vitamin B12 or vitamin D.

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How Reflexology can help

* Research has shown that reflexology can reduce vasomotor symptoms and improve the quality of life for menopausal women.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that can be a wonderful support if you’re experiencing perimenopausal symptoms.

Treatments may be especially suitable if you are unable to use Hormone Replacement Therapy, or are looking for a natural solution. But reflexology sessions can provide great additional support alongside HRT.

Reflexology sessions are deeply relaxing and calming and may help you cope better with the ups and downs of this stage of life. They have been shown to:

  • Relieve stress.
  • Lift low mood.
  • Promote restful sleep.
  • Ease muscular tension.
  • Enhance feelings of wellbeing.

Making the correct lifestyle choices may have a significant impact on your symptoms and these will be explored during your initial consultation.

* (E. Gozuyesil, M. Baser, Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Aug;24:78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 May)

“My first session with Clare was amazing. I felt she really took time to understand my problems and made some great recommendations. The treatment was incredibly relaxing and I felt great afterwards."

Emma W., Saffron Walden

Other support

Every woman will have her own unique experience of menopause, but if you feel your quality of life is being affected, please don’t suffer in silence…

High-profile celebrities, including Davina McCall, have raised awareness of menopause and the problems women face (especially in the workplace) and there are some good support groups on social media.

It’s always best to go and see your GP, who should be able to discuss treatment options available (including HRT, if it’s suitable for you).

Here are some additional resources that I hope will help…

NHS - Menopause
Health and Her
Rock My Menopause

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