What is Reproflexology?
This is a specialised area which works to balance the hormonal system of the body – this is the system which is involved in reproduction and conception. Reflexology works by creating a state of “homeostasis” ~ a state of balance in the body. This is the point at which the body can instigate self-healing.
The roots of reflexology go back thousands of years and was used in some form in the ancient civilisations of Egypt and China. Areas of the feet ~ the reflexes, are believed to correspond with areas of the body. By massaging these points, we can affect change in the corresponding areas of the body.
This is a gentle and effective treatment for stress and relaxation and seems to offer a great level of emotional support for you.
In reproductive reflexology, we work to balance the hormonal system. As we move into peri and then menopause there begins a subtle shift in our hormonal balance. As we ovulate less regularly, progesterone levels will naturally fall; oestrogen & testosterone levels will also begin to drop which can impact on libido and our general sense of well-being. Keeping cortisol (long term stress hormone) levels in check is vital as this can be a big driver in the “symptoms” associated with menopause (hot flushes, anxiety, panic attacks, night sweats). Bleeds can become less regular or “unpredictable”. Dealing with the emotional aspects of this transition can significantly improve the physical symptoms. Experience shows me that reflexology can help with both.