Menopause is a natural part of ageing, during which a woman’s periods stop. In this time, your hormones change, causing different symptoms which may sometimes be difficult to deal with. Massage therapy for menopause is a natural holistic approach to treating and relieving symptoms, as apposed to medical treatment which can cause side effects.Read on to explore all the many benefits of massage therapy for menopause.
Some symptoms of menopause include:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes, depression, anxiety
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Brain fog, memory and concentration problems
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Joint pain
- Loss of breast fullness
In this article I’ll go through with you how having a regular massage treatment can relieve each of these symptoms and more.
When a woman approaches menopause, hormone levels start changing. Oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate. Oestrogen effects the production of serotonin, which is known as ‘the happy hormone’. Lower levels of this can affect your mood negatively. This can have an effect not just on your physical health, but your mental health too. You may find you get more irritable, or often feel low.
Massage can promote a sense of well-being and calm, which can help to improve overall mental health.
Mood changes can also lead to sleeping problems, which massage can elevate. Massage can promote relaxation and calm, which can make it easier to fall asleep at night. Better sleep results in better overall mood.
Trouble Sleeping And Hot Flashes
Massage Therapy can be especially beneficial for women who have difficulty sleeping due to menopause-related symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats or chills. Massage reduces these indications by helping to lower the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, which are common during menopause. Massage can encourage relaxation and decrease stress, which can help to reduce the symptoms of hot flashes.
Thinning Hair And Dry Skin
Booking in for a regular Indian head Massage will leave your hair fuller and more lustrous. Head Massage therapy promotes hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles. It thoroughly relaxes the scalp and releases head, neck and face tension.
At Sabz Massage we offer an Indian head treatment which includes facial pressure pointing and massage as well as a rigorous scalp and neck massage. Your face will feel moisturised, awakened and lifted. It will reduce dry skin caused by menopause, using our special aromatherapy oil blends.
Having this treatment done regularly will offer you the best results for your hair and skin. Make sure to book in for this revitalising treatment at Sabz Massage in Gosport. Click here for quick booking.
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Brain Fog, Memory And Concentration Problems
Menopause commonly causes memory problems, especially during early menopause. It is normal to have these cognitive symptoms, however if symptoms persist or get worse, it is advised to see a doctor. Memory problems happen in menopause due to hormonal changes.
Having massage treatments in general stimulates blood flow around your body and to your muscles. This in turn provides nutrients to your muscles whicTh elevates stubborn knots and cramps. I would recommend Indian Head Massage specifically, or a combination of full body massage and Indian head Massage to help boost cognitive symptoms. This is because the small muscles surrounding the head have sensory nerves that send signals to the brain. When these muscles are massaged they are stimulated to function better, improving your memory, concentration and general cognitive functioning.
We’ve already established that massage improves circulation. This is key for people with joint pain because it carries blood with necessary nutrients to the muscles around your joints. If you have joint pain due to menopause, or arthritis, getting your blood circulating to the muscles surrounding the joints will firstly reduce inflammation as well as releasing the muscles. It is advised to make regular massages a part of your routine, as this will significantly reduce stiffness around your joints.
Book a block of treatments with Sabz Massage in Gosport and enjoy greater mobility and a better range of motion, as well as the most important benefit of living with less pain in your joints.
Can you relate to any of these symptoms? If the answer is yes, and you’re experiencing even just one or the whole list, it’s time to get yourself booked in at Sabz Massage in Gosport.