Updated: Oct 12, 2020
The Premenstrual Syndrome is a cluster of physical and emotional symptoms that occur about a week or two before the menstruation period. It is indicative of the body’s changing hormonal state and is characterized by headaches, acne, tender breasts, irritability, mood swings, bloating, cramping and physical exhaustion. Sometimes these symptoms are minor and easily manageable, and other times they can make life pretty miserable. The symptoms vary from person to person and the pattern may change over time as well. The duration of experiencing the PMS is usually around 6 days. This period between ovulation and menstruation is quite uncomfortable and disturbs the daily functioning of women.
The PMS can be a very difficult and stressful period not only due to the physical strain but also due to the mental discomfort it causes. In such a state, the body and mind need to be relaxed. Women try a number of methods to comfort their body and mind, with massage being one of the most effective techniques. Massage not only helps the body relax through cellular stimulation, but the sensation also puts the mind at peace.
Massage Therapy can help alleviate many of these symptoms and reduce the impact of PMS on your daily life. Here are some common PMS symptoms that benefit most from massage therapy.
Massage Therapy is excellent for relieving sore, cramped muscles – one of the most common reasons people seek massage therapy. Having a relaxing, soothing massage can help relieve menstrual cramps and release those natural endorphins that reduce pain in the body and improve mood.
It is also very common to feel sore and tense in your lower back during that time of the month. This pain might feel skeletal, but it is actually muscular. The hormones released to cause uterine contraction can affect the lower back muscles which massage therapy can help to relieve.
Bloating and Water Retention
One of the main PMS symptoms is bloating before and during that time of the month. Massage Therapy can help relieve the bloat and water retention by increasing the circulation and helping with lymphatic drainage. This allows the body to regain its natural water balance faster and reduce the puffy, bloating feeling.
Irritability and Mood Swings
PMS is well known for causing mood swings and making even the happiest people feel depressed. The hormonal changes during PMS can have a negative impact on stress and tension levels, making it difficult to maintain a positive attitude during this time of the month. Massage is widely sought out for its immediate relaxation and tension release, helping take the edge off those tense hormonal emotions.
During the Session
The Licensed Massage Therapist can apply a heat pack to your lower back or abdomen to reduce cramps. The Moon Cycle Massage typically focuses on stress relief via neck, shoulders and deep lower back work using a blend of essential oils, alleviating the symptoms of the monthly cycle and allowing you to feel more grounded in your body. Some women find that abdominal massage can help reduce the pain associated with menstrual cramps. A monthly cycle doesn’t have to be a time of discomfort, but for many of us it poses a challenge to our mental and physical balance. Bringing attention to our bodies through massage is an effective and natural way to keep you feeling energized.
Monthly Moon Cycle Packages are available for ongoing regular relief from symptoms. Following the Session
Enjoy a cup of raspberry leaf tea for extra menstrual support before heading home with a care package from me to continue relaxing in the comfort of your own home. Care Package includes: Chamomile Tea bag Scented Bath Salt Redbox Code
Essential Oil Blend Choices:
PMS Ease is a soothing blend of Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Copaiba, Palmarosa, Cedarwood, Fennel, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Chamomile, Geranium, Ginger and Patchouli
Gal Pal is a serene mixture of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa and Vitex
You can book a Moon Cycle Massage HERE!