Hormonal issues

Including menopause symptoms, menopausal hormonal imbalances right the way down to dealing with teens.

 

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Hormonal issues including menopause and teens.

You may be wondering how hormonal issues can be helped with complementary therapies such as massage and reflexology and by default, how we can use these hormonal changes to bring about an improvement in health issues.

Not just women suffering with menopause symptoms

Our hormonal balance isn’t just the realm of women. Hormones are the chemical messages that run from our pituitary gland in our brain where they are secreted, right the way down to wherever needs to change. They use a system in our body called the endocrine system to get from a to b. This is a series of glands and organs which process the hormone before sending it off to its next destination. So, we obviously think about menopause, or the time of the month, but how about digestive issues? Our gut needs to be told to break down food, right?

There are a variety of hormonal treatments that we’d class as complementary therapies. Some deal with topical issues such as IBS and bloating or thyroid issues, while others deal with issues that we are used to pushing under the carpet such as infertility.

Signs of any hormonal imbalance, not just menopause symptoms

There are several signs of a hormonal imbalance ranging from skin problems to losing our hair, which can cause moodiness and fatigue (think about teens and the irritability of pregnant women) and lack of an ability to concentrate which is crazy when you think that it’s teens who are studying the most and sitting the most exams. Hormone imbalances are also are systematic in destroying our sleep when we reach menopause and they’re the blighters that make us gain weight, encouraging growth around our middle!

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And hormones aren’t just the realm of women. Sure women suffer with irregular periods, endometriosis and hot flashes to name a few, but hormone imbalances occur in the male side of the population too. We’ve all heard of prostate cancer nowadays, some people suggest that a hormonal imbalance in men caused this.

The role of stress on hormonal imbalance and menopause symptoms

Stress (hypertension) can throw our hormones completely out of whack as our body generates too much cortisol in our adrenal gland. This is not only part of the endocrine system, but it is also the fight or flight mechanic which is why it is so affected by stress and anxiety.

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Ellis Evans
18:35 28 Aug 21
I came to see Karen after booking in for a double massage for myself and my partner (he's had massages before, I... haven't) and am amazed at how much of difference one session has made already. Karen and Charlton made us feel comfortable immediately and were both so friendly and warm. They were professional throughout and dealt with both our needs separately. We're both keen to visit again.Both obviously very skilled at what they do.Highly recommended.read more
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17:27 16 Jul 21
Following my liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, I had lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massages at Essential... Feelings. Charlie was very professional, made me feel relaxed and knowledgeable about what I need to help with healing after surgery. He was very helpful, flexible and a good communicator. I would recommend them for anyone requiring post surgery massages and will go back for other types of massages. Thank you Charlie and team.read more
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Dana Caushi
19:09 12 Jul 21
I've had a few reflexology sessions with Karen so far this year, and a few sessions in my previous pregnancy. Also a... few massages. Both Karen and Charlton are very friendly and professional. Karen is very knowledgeable and give lots of helpful advice. The place is very cozy/clean and in current situation they are able to meet Covid restrictions. Even my husband went to get a massage. Highly recommended.read more
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Emma Hancock
08:29 07 Jul 21
I have always wanted to try reflexology but usually opted for massage instead. However, now I've experienced two... reflexology sessions with Karen, I think I'm a convert! Both sessions have left me feeling calm, restored and well rested. I also had to change the time of my first session and Karen reponded really quickly and was happy to adjust it. I'm really happy with the service and am definitely going to be a new regular customer.read more
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Manpreet Kaur
15:23 14 Jun 21
I’ve always been skeptical of massages and whether I’m receiving one that’s beneficial for my body as well as worth the... money. I have to say I wish I could give more than 5 stars because Essential Feeling is hands down one of the best massage treatments I have received as well as worth the money. Being currently pregnant too, I was worried that I would be in more pain after the massage however Charlton ensured that my deep tissue massage was tailored to my needs as well as helped with any stiffness and back pain I was experiencing. Karen was also super helpful during my reflexology massage, ensuring that I was relaxed and bought a lot of the swelling in my feet down. My mother also had a deep tissue massage from Charlton who again tailored it to her needs as she has a bad lower back as well as a lovely reflexology massage from Karen. Me and my mum felt that both massage therapists are very professional and solely cater to the needs of the client. They are both also very knowledgeable in the massages they deliver as well as any issues a person has individually with their body. Absolutely wonderful service and wonderful massages! Will definitely be making a return!read more
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