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Women's Health and Reflexology

The way people are living their lives has changed dramatically over the last century. According to the Office of National Statistics, more women are now working than ever before plus trying to manage a family and run a home. It's no wonder alot of women feel stressed and pushed for time. Often we put ourselves last on the list and wonder why we then cannot sleep, or function at our best. Menopause can bring added challenges to sleep with many women waking up unrested after a night of hot sweats. I can totally relate to this having experienced it myself and having no energy first thing in the morning, plus feeling so achey I felt like I was 100 years old!

It is therefore no surprise that often women have times when pressures may feel excessive. If stress levels remain high for extended periods of time, wellbeing can be affected and there can be detrimental effects on the body, including changes in some hormone levels. Regular reflexology can help balance hormone levels and also reduce stress levels which then in turn may improve sleep patterns.

 There are other changes that can be made which might make life a little easier for you:

  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, walnuts, flax seeds and olive oil
  • Reduce caffeine intake, including coffee, tea and some cola drinks.
  • Drink plenty of water every day to remain hydrated and aid the body in removing toxins.
  • Eat more wholefoods. Try and avoid processed food such as white bread, pasta (unless whole wheat) and refined sugar
  • Try and exercise every day; it is best to get a mixture of aerobic and resistance training (repetitions with weights)
  • Try and meet up with your friends regularly - nothing beats a good laugh or chat with someone who knows and accepts all that you are. 

I have recently completed a course in Reflexology for Women' Health by Hagar Basis and integrate many of the techniques into my treatments. Why not try reflexology and give your body the help it needs to stay balanced and in good condition?

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