September 30th is Women’s Health Day…just a couple of weeks away! As a woman-owned business with a passion for helping women this cause is near and dear to my heart.
For some women getting a massage or bodywork treatment is still considered a special treat. Absolute madness to me but understandable if you’re only viewing massage sessions as an indulgence and forgetting about all of the weird and wonderful ways it improves our health, wellbeing, mood, hormone levels, emotions, sleep, stress levels, immune system…the list goes on! Today let’s look at one way in particular you might not have realised bodywork can help you…
Yes, of course massage is a great way to relax but what about premenstrual syndrome or PMS?
An estimated 80% of women experience PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramping, irritability, mood swings every single month—and most just assume they have to suffer through it and there’s nothing that can really help. Think again!
Massage therapy is a great way to alleviate PMS symptoms thanks to improved circulation, reduced muscle tension, and the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine—all of which can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and can reduce discomfort by increasing the production of feel good hormones.
If you struggle with PMS a lot and symptoms can overwhelming the best way to treat PMS symptoms could be to anticipate them and treat them ahead of time by scheduling session with your cycle in mind each month, perhaps a few days before your PMS usually begins.
The range of benefits provided by massage are endless and can be completely customized to your desired results. But how exciting!!
Could this be waving bye bye to PMS??!