Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
What is PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)?
PMS – PreMenstrual Syndrome – describes symptoms a woman may have a few days before her menstrual cycle such as tender breasts, bloating, cramps, mood swings and headaches. Most women first get PMS in their mid-20s. However it becomes more common in women in their 30s. Women in their late 30s and early 40s may have perimenopausal symptoms that are similar to PMS. After menopause women don’t have PMS. It’s estimated that 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of PMS.
What causes PMS?
PMS is linked to normal changes in the endocrine system which is responsible for the generation hormones that control the menstrual cycle. Although it is not fully understood why normal hormone changes cause PMS in some women and not others the one direct cause that is known to affect some women is genetic. Risk factors known to increase the likelihood of PMS include
- A family history of PMS
- Anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems
- Lack of exercise
- High stress
What are the symptoms of PMS?
PMS occur between ovulation and the start of menstrual bleeding. PMS symptoms may vary greatly from cycle to cycle and be worse during times of increased stress. Common symptoms of PMS include
- Bloating, weight gain
- Fatigue, lack of energy
- Aching muscles and joints, cramps
- Low back pain
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Food cravings
- Sleeping disorder
- Trouble concentrating, reduced alertness
- Low sex drive
- Constipation or diarrhea
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) treatment at Serene Reflexology
If you have some of the symptoms listed above then it’s possible you suffer from PMS. At Serene Reflexology we have treatments to help you overcome PMS and make you feel relieved.
Reflexology for PMS relief
A 1991 study at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that 62 percent of women who received weekly reflexology treatments experienced relief from PMS symptoms. To relieve PMS our registered reflexologist will on the specific areas that influence the endocrine system and especially the glands in the reproductive system as they are responsible for hormone production and distribution. If you retain water registered reflexologist will tailor the treatment to concentrate on the proper functioning of the kidneys as to help flush out excess fluids. It’s important to note that while you may experience mild improvement after the first session it will take more reflexology sessions to get the full effect. With our reflexology treatment you will get relief from PMS symptoms and almost look forward to “that time of the month”. For more information on our reflexology treatment have a look at http://serene-reflexology.com/treatments/reflexology/.
Indian Head Massage for PMS relief
Our Indian Head Massage treatment helps dissolve the tension that gathers in your head, neck and shoulders. Our Indian Head Massage therapist expert will start the Indian Head Massage by applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders that will release muscles and knots. Then our therapist will move to the neck and head to reduce headache-causing blockages and encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid. The treatment will make you feel calm and relaxed. For more infromation on our Indian Head Massage treatment please have a look at http://serene-reflexology.com/treatments/indian-head-massage/.
Reflexology & Indian Head Massage combined treatment for PMS relief
At Serene Reflexology we also offer a combined Reflexology and Indian Head Massage treatment where the benefits of Reflexology and Indian Head Massage work together for effective PMS relief. To book your “combo” treatment for PMS relief today please click here.