Massage Therapy For Menopausal Syndrome

Menopause is the last menstrual (monthly) period in a woman's life. It is a natural occurrence and marks the end of the reproductive years, just as the first menstrual period during puberty marked the start. You know that the menopause has taken place if you have not had any bleeding for 12 months.

Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, the average being around 50. Menopause before the age of 40 is called 'premature menopause'. Hormone levels fluctuate as menopause approaches. As you approach menopause, the production of hormones (for example oestrogen) by the ovaries starts to slow down. However, hormone levels fluctate up and down and you may notice changes in your menstrual cycle :

Cycles may become longer, shorter or totally irregular.
Bleeding may become lighter.
Bleeding may become unpredictable and heavy (seek advice from your doctor).
Eventually your hormone levels will fall to a point where menstruation (periods) will cease altogether and the menopause is reached.

Although fertility after the age of 45 is low, contraception is needed (even if only barrier contraception) until you have had one year without a natural period.

Step Da Ju Point

On the lower abdomen, 2 finger's breadth inferior to the umbilicus and 2 finger's breadth lateral to the anterior midline.

Step Bao Huang Point

In the sacral region, 3 finger's breadth lateral to the posterior midline, at the level of the second sacral foramen. Press the buttocks and wrap the low back with hand,

Step Xue Hai Point

On the medial thigh, with the knee in flexion, 2 finger's breadth superior to the superomedial angle of the patella, on vastus medialis muscle.