Menopause and Massage

This Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of massage. We are all aware of the many health benefits of receiving regular massage. The nurturing and healing touch of massage reduces stress, increases blood flow and circulation, relaxes clenched muscles, and releases endorphins.Anna_Fedorovna_of_Russia_by_J.Lee_after_Winterhalter_(1849,_Royal_Coll.)

If your mom or grandmother is going through menopause or is postmenopausal, all the more reason to give her the gift of massage! As women go through menopause, they may experience a variety of symptoms, including mood swings, fluid weight gain, headaches or insomnia, to name just a few.

Studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between increased stress and menopausal symptoms: the greater the stress, the greater the symptoms. Techniques like Swedish massage – which promotes relaxation – and Thai massage – which uses yoga techniques to relax the muscles and the mind – can go long way to helping your mom feel better about herself.

So, if you want to give your mother or grandmother a Mother’s Day gift that will truly make her feel good and have a positive impact in her life, stop by Bodywork Professionals and pick up a gift certificate today. It will be the best gift she receives on Mother’s Day!