Reflexology for peri/menopause

by Melanie Allcott, Reflexologist specialising in women’s health

Menopause is not an illness, it’s a natural stage of life that affects 50% of the population! It doesn’t have to be feared, or a negative experience, or something to be ashamed of. I firmly believe that the better we look after ourselves during this stage of life, the better our experience will be, and the more powerful and liberated we’ll feel! 

I treat women before, at, and after menopause, and reflexology can be really beneficial to your wellbeing. Research* carried out at the UK School of Complementary Health in Exeter showed that reflexology and foot massage decreased anxiety, depression, insomnia, hot flushes and night sweats among menopausal women. 

Reflexology can help in so many ways, but here are some key reasons to have treatments during peri/menopause:

  • Reflexology works by restoring balance to your whole body, including your endocrine (hormone) system. 
  • Reflexology calms the central nervous system. Reducing stress – without a doubt – improves peri/menopause symptoms.⁠
  • Reflexology is a brilliant sleep promoter, and can really help combat peri/menopausal sleep disturbances.⁠
  • Reflexology gives you time out to nurture and prioritise YOU, which is absolutely essential to your wellbeing at this stage in your life!
If you’d like to book a reflexology treatment, find out more about how it might help you, or are interested in resources on the menopause, please do contact me on 07495 977447 /, or by visiting

* Randomised controlled trial of reflexology for menopausal symptoms, BJOG; Jan Williamson, Adrian White, Anna Hart, Edzard Ernst; 2002 Sep;109(9):1050-5. ⁠