Reflexology supports the hormonal changes taking place in the menopausal body and helps alleviate side effects!
Recently ladies are asking a lot about MENOPAUSE. Here is what REFLEXOLOGY can do for you…
Did you know that Reflexology can help you manage your menopause symptoms like hot flushes, insomnia and night sweats? It helps by:
• Regulating the hormones and glandular functions of the body by balancing both the physical and emotional systems. This is done by working with the hypothalamus and pituitary reflexes (on the hands and feet), which restores balance to the endocrine system and can alleviate menopausal symptoms.
• Reflexology calms the nervous system, and when it is calmed, sleep disturbances can also be lessened and anxiety and stress levels reduced.
• The thyroid gland plays a large role in menopause, so when stimulated, we aim to regulate calcium and phosphorous levels which can prevent bone loss.
• Reflexology also helps control estrogen secretions in the ovaries and maintain health and flexibility in the uterus.
Each case is individual, and this is a gradual process (around 4-6 months) of Reflexology treatments as the body acclimatizes to the changes. Message me to start getting relief NOW!
I came across this informative article that I want to share with you from www.motherpedia.com.au.
A Woman’s Guide To Improving Bone Strength During Menopause:
Why does bone loss speed up after the menopause?
Oestrogen is a female hormone that helps to protect bone strength. Once you have gone through the menopause, your levels of oestrogen will start to fall, and this is why bone strength also depletes. As you are producing fewer hormones, it has a negative impact on your bones. The longer you have oestrogen, the better it is for your bones. This means that if you have a premature or early menopause, it will have a worsening effect later on in life. This is why it is even more important to take the steps to keep your bones strong.
How to keep your bones strong after menopause
There is no way to entirely halt bone loss once you have experienced the menopause, however, there are steps that you can take to slow bone loss down. This is the perfect time to review your lifestyle and your diet. A few simple changes can make a lot of difference, and we have some suggestions for you below.
- Natural algae calcium – The first suggestion is to add natural algae calcium to your diet. This is a whole food, which is proven to increase bone density. Clinical trials have shown that there have been improvements noted in people as old as 80 years old. You are probably already aware of the fact that calcium is good for bone strength, and this is a good way to ensure you get the right dosage.
- Quit smoking – If you currently smoke, now would be a good time to stop. Of course, there are many benefits to gain by quitting smoking, however, did you know that cigarettes are linked to a higher risk of osteoporosis?
- Vitamin D – It is important to make sure you get enough vitamin D. During the summer months, sunlight on your skin can trigger the production of vitamin D. However, during the winter months it is advisable to take a vitamin D supplement to get the dosage you need. Food sources of vitamin D include breakfast cereals fortified with vitamin D, eggs and oily fish. Nonetheless, getting enough vitamin D from food alone is very difficult.
- Diet changes – It is important to eat a balanced and healthy diet, which includes vitamin D and calcium. This will help you to maintain healthy bones after the menopause. Excellent food sources of calcium are cheese, yoghurt, milk, tinned fish with the bones in, dried fruit, seeds, nuts, and green, leafy vegetables, but not spinach.
- Stay active – Last but not least, it is important to stay active in order to protect your bones. You should try to do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week. You can split this into 15 bouts of ten minutes if you prefer. There are many different activities to enjoy, but resistance exercises and weight-bearing exercises are especially important. Also, you should try to avoid sitting for long periods of time, for example, sitting at the computer for hours or watching TV.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of why bone density decreases, and how to improve your bone density, even after menopause.