Today is World Menopause Day
Menopause and perimenopause symptoms can have a big impact on your daily life, including relationships, social life, family life and work.
Some common symptoms are:
- Mood swings.
- Hot Flushes.
- Brain Fog.
- Difficulty in sleeping.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Muscle aches and joint pains.
To find out more about how you can help yourself please click here.
My clients have received great benefit from Bowen Therapy sessions and this was a lovely testimonial I received:
The perfect storm of home working during the pandemic, being laid off and going through the menopause had left Claire Moore feeling stressed, before a Christmas gift introduced her to award winning Bowen Therapist Lee Avery and transformed her life. Claire takes up the story:
“I was extremely stressed. I’d been working from home throughout lockdown and then when we returned to the office, they laid off everyone; then I started a job that I just didn’t like. My mental health was suffering, plus I’m going through the menopause and honestly, I was like an emotional wreck.
“My brother swears by Lee, he’s already a client and together with our Mum, they decided to treat me at Christmas and paid for me to see her.
“It was like someone understood and was actually listening and I just talked and talked and emptied out lots of baggage that I've been carrying around. Lee helped me to see what I was worried about is really not worth worrying about. I kinda knew that, but I needed someone to tell me that isn't family doesn't know me and doesn't know the situation… Yeah, I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't seen me. Now, I’m just so happy, it feels like my head is screwed on the right way.
“That first session, after I’d talked and talked, Lee offered me the choice to keep talking or to try therapy. I felt like I had said what I needed to say and got on the couch. It is very gentle, like a very gentle massage and she works on pressure points, and I just meditated. I just drifted off into a calm place. Afterwards, it was like I could still feel her, feel her working on me. I don't know how! That first session I definitely felt lighter when I left, more settled in myself, and not overwhelmed by my life.
“It always helped, so I just keep rebooking now when I need a boost. Initially though, I was seeing Lee every two weeks. I remember one week she asked why I was in a job I didn’t like. Now, she was right, but I hadn’t even mentioned my job. It was that obvious. I left my job, put my CV online and applied for three jobs and got three offers. Now I had the motivation and confidence to talk to anyone.
“When I come out from seeing Lee, I feel like I'm on top of the world. Obviously, there are days you have life issues going on. But honestly, often I come out and Oh my God, I feel really good. And then the next day, I can still feel it. I'm still upbeat and my best self.
“My Mum goes now and my daughter too. Lee is just so good at listening and asking the right questions. She got information from me that I wasn’t willing to share with anyone. I felt so comfortable, so I am happy to put my faith in her.
“I recommend to all my friends obviously, and they’ve seen the change in me. Also, as many are a similar age to me, they also have menopause issues and for me, the menopause aggravated other issues and made it a lot worse. Now, by seeing her at a certain time, it helps be stay balanced throughout the month.
“Lee is fantastic, just fantastic. Before, I was going to the doctors and hospitals for years and I would never get any resolution like I've had with Lee. Sometimes, the doctors, they don't have the time for you and menopause issues change month to month, what medication they put you on and all the time your moods differ and go up or down. Now, Lee just straightens me back out. I don't know what she does. Everything's right again.
“I have told my friends it feels like magic!”
C Moore April 2022
Everyone is individual; and some ladies will sail through he menopause, however others struggle and Bowen therapy has really helped to reduce these symptoms. To find out more please visit