Osteopathy helps treat menopause which is the known as the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles.
The term can describe any of the changes you go through just before or after you stop having your period, marking the end of your reproductive years.” https://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-basics#1
There are many symptoms associated with menopause which often have a huge effect on the womans life. Symptoms can include; hot flushes, sleeplessness, depression, vaginal dryness, mood swings and muscle pain. Osteopathy helps treat menopause as it addresses many of the symptoms experienced during this often upsetting time.
Osteopathy has long been known as an alternative treatment used to re-balance the body by using a number of techniques which include massage, joint mobilization, soft tissue release and stretching. In menopause cortisol hormone level changes. Cortisol is a hormone that regulates stress levels, oestrogen as well as acting as a anti inflammatory. Oestrogen reduction can lead to joint inflammation causing stiffness, a reduction in movement and even speed up degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
How does Osteopathy helps manage menopause and its symptoms?
By creating good new bio- mechanical movement memory. The body learns to work correctly and respectful of the bodies’ skeleton — muscular structure. Correct movement patterns reduces muscle tension and joint pain. An official study “MENQOL” researched by the Mistrust has also shown that Osteopathy helps manage menopause in relation to hot flushes and headaches. For more information https://eprovide.mapi-trust.org/instruments/menopause-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaire
Although Osteopathy helps manage menopause and its symptoms and is often used as a stand-alone treatment and for many women this is enough. We, at Simplybe, a wellness center in Barcelona specializing in Osteopathy, Massage and Pilates always recommend combining Osteopathy with other techniques. We have seen great improvement in our clients when we combine Osteopathy with Pilates. Pilates helps strengthen our clients bodies and re.educates them encouraging correct movement. Osteopathy and Pilates work hand in their objective to re-balance your body. We also see that the Pilates classes aid to relax the min and create a sense of calm and happiness.
Why choose Osteopathy instead of Massage?
An osteopathy focuses on reducing tension to soft tissue and uses massage to do just this. Massage is the most common alternative therapy and the majority of the females populations preference when we are considering menopause as well as many of its symptoms. Studies have shown that massage reduces stress-levels, improves sleeping patterns, reduces anxiety and hot flushes. Osteopathy treatments that include and massage in fact improve Cortisol levels, the exact hormone that causes many of the symptoms we find during the menopausal years.
Menopause can start months or even years before your period stops. If you have concerns regarding your health see your doctor, a simple blood test will identify if you are in menopause or pre menopause.
To know more about our stand alone Osteopathy treatments for menapause or our combination package of Osteopathy and Pilates to combate the symtons of manopause feel free to contact us for a chat on 644316850 or click here
We offer a free consultation with your first session so that we can work with you and your experience. Simplybe, caring and professional therapsits.