REFLEXOLOGY AND HORMONAL IMBALANCE

REFLEXOLOGY AND HORMONAL IMBALANCE

WHAT IS A HORMONE?

Through out our bodies we have glands in the Endocrine System which produce hormones or chemicals messengers.These hormones travel via the blood stream to organs and tissues telling the organ or tissue what to do and when to do it.Hormones stabilise most body functions like heart rate ,metabolism and appetite,sleep,reproductive cycle,sexual function,gonad growth and development,mood and stress levels,body temperature.

.A hormonal imbalance occurs if there s too much or too little of a hormone or if there is a build up where the hormone is not been excreted from the body.

Men and Women can be affected by a hormonal imbalance..Symptoms of an imbalance depends on which glands and hormones are effected.Many persons have some experience of a hormonal imbalance at different times in their lives.

For example Men with a high oestrogen there maybe increase fatigue,increase breast tissue ,increase fat tissue,enlarged prostate and prostrate cancer,loss of muscle tone,erectile dysfunction anxiety.

Other condition like poly-cystic ovaries,or taking the contraceptive pill or abusing anabolic steroids or,primary ovarian insufficiency,ovarian cancer to name but a few conditions which can trigger a hormonal imbalance

The natural staged in life Puberty,Pregnancy ,Pregnancy post pregnancy,pre -menopause,,and menopause also can be triggers to a hormonal imbalance.Stress and anxiety,weight gain,tiredness and fatigue,low libido,headaches,night sweats ,food cravings,concentration problems acne,mood swings can be some symptoms that a n imbalance is going on.

HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY HELP?

Stress is very much part of this condition .Reflexology helps to quieten the autonomic nervous system ,reducing the body sensitivity to stress from the hormonal imbalance.Reflexology helps to remove toxins,improve circulation,support the immune system,stimulate the reproductive glands,regulate menstruation,reduce pre menstrual syndrome (PMS),Reflexology helps with anxiety and depression associated with pregnancy,It help with menopausal systems bloating and hot flushes.With Reflexology the whole body can be soothed back into balance.The Reflex point on the feet mirrors the organs and body systems.

Ben fits are seen within 4-6 weekly once a week sessions.