World Menopause Day

October is Menopause Awareness Month and today is Menopause Awareness Day.

One day we won’t need to have an awareness month or day, as everyone will just consider it to be a normal thing….when we talk about something that is not fully understood; when we share our stories; when we can talk about something openly then it becomes normal and accepted.

Why Menopause is not fully understood goes back partly to education, only since the start of the academic year 2020 was the subject of Menopause added to the school curriculum.

Menopause is a natural occurrence for all women, just as puberty is a natural process for all of us! Knowing what is happening to you is vital for your journey through Menopause, it’s not something to be fixed!

There are so many useful sites, Instagram accounts, Facebook pages, that didn’t exist a few years back, where women are sharing their stories and learning why the changes are occurring and what they can to do to support themselves. Understanding something gives you power and control!

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Next week is Aromatherapy Awareness Week (June 7-11)

As part of this year’s AAW, I will be posting and sharing various blends to support you through different times and activities of your day throughout the week.

On Monday I’ll be sharing my favourite morning body massage oil, a blend that is nourishing and nurturing for your skin and mind!

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EXPRESS YOURSELF – using massage to encourage communication with your children

A couple of months ago I talked about the ‘Importance of Touch’ and what it means to us as a species, how it releases feel good hormones and how important it is for our well-being and immune system.

As we are all currently coping with less touch and contact with our extended families, our friends and colleagues its important at this time to address the lack of physical contact that we are missing.  Even more so for our Children!

Children’s Mental Health week starts Mon 1st February and the theme is ‘express yourself’. Receiving a massage is a wonderful way to allow your child to open up and talk about their feelings and also gives them the opportunity of receiving a nurturing touch.

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