During the process of menopause women can experience both physical and emotional discomfort. Menopausal women may suffer from hot flashes, sleep disruption, change in sexual desire and even mood changes. With all the hormonal changes, it’s not uncommon for women to feel out of sorts during menopause. Taking time to nurture yourself can be an important factor in treating the symptoms of menopause and promoting overall wellbeing.
At any time of life when one experiences a change, it’s important to nurture and care for yourself. Many times women can become so busy with taking care of other people, performing at work and managing the home that they forget the importance of self-care.
If ever there was a time to indulge and take some time out to care for yourself when one is going through menopause is ideal. Getting plenty rest and adequate exercise is important for physical and emotional health. Women should also drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet.
Scheduling messages is a good way to manage some of the symptoms of menopause. Indulging in massages either alone or as a part of a couples massage is a good way to relax and connect with your body and your partner. Regular massages can be very relaxing and can reinforce good sleep patterns and massages tend to ease muscle soreness. A couples massage can be a good way to reinforce a relationship and to enjoy time together with a partner. It’s not uncommon for women in menopause to experience sexual changes during menopause and she may enjoy the shared relaxation of a couples massage.
Getting regular pedicures can also be a good way to relax and soothe some menopause symptoms. The soles of the feet have multiple pressure points and the foot massage included with pedicures can be relaxing and therapeutic. Getting pedicures can also be relaxing and having freshly painted toenails and smooth feet is a self-esteem boost.
Many times women going through the stages of menopause benefit from investing some time and energy into taking care of themselves. As their bodies are changing, they may find that they have children who are grown or need them less and they are able to take a little more time to reconsider their own lives. This can be a really exciting time of change, but it can also be unsettling. Finding ways to minimize discomfort and promote wellbeing can be important.