How do you know if your period is too heavy?
- You need to change your pad or tampon after an hour
- You frequently bleed through your pad onto your clothing
- You’re scared to leave the house on heavy flow days for fear of bleeding onto your clothing
- You lose more than 80ml each period
Heavy bleeding can be very inconvenient and if it continues can lead to fatigue and anaemia.
What causes heavy bleeding?
- Ovarian cysts
- low iron
- IUD especially the non-hormonal IUD
- Hormonal imbalance
However, a more traditional approach is that heavy bleeding is more likely when the uterus is ”weak” and can’t control the blood flow like it should.
Okay, so I know the concept of a “weak uterus” may be new to you so let’s look at this in more depth. Every organ in your body requires nutrients, oxygen, etc to do its job AND the ability to get rid of waste products. Same goes for your uterus.
If your uterus is not in the ideal position in your pelvis, it’s quite likely it is also blocking some of the blood flow to and from the uterus and the ovaries. That means vital nutrients including hormones and oxygen may not be able to get to where they need to go and waste products can build up causing congestion, bloating, discomfort and pain.
Building the lining
Each month your uterus’s job is to build up a lining to welcome a potential pregnancy. If that pregnancy doesn’t occur, it needs to respond to changing hormones and release the lining so it can rebuild a fresh one next month. Building the lining and releasing it at the right time reflects a strong and healthy uterus.
Improving the flow
A weak uterus is simply one that can’t do its job of building and releasing the lining well. When we help reposition the uterus in your pelvis and improve the flow of nutrients, hormones and oxygen via the blood and improve the removal of waste products, it’s likely that the uterus will be stronger and healthier and more able to manage the blood flow and the amount of blood you lose each month.
Normal blood flow
That means your blood flow will be a normal amount (between 30 – 80ml) and your period will start and end without days and days of staining before or after. You’ll feel more confident that you can manage your period and you can leave the house without a fear of leaking onto your clothing.
Holistic treatment to reduce heavy blood flow
I treat women with heavy blood flow using a combination of Sobada, abdominal and pelvic massage) and reflexology.
Sobada abdominal massage is a pleasant and relaxing massage on the abdomen and back that focuses on improving blood flow to your uterus and ovaries and encouraging your uterus into the best possible position in your pelvis. As a result, your uterus is more likely to be able to manage the blood flow and the amount of blood you lose each month is reduced.
Sobada is often nicknamed womb massage because of it’s profound effect on your womb and entire reproductive system. The treatment is very relaxing and improves both your breathing and digestion in addition to your monthly cycle.
In addition, I have herbal formulas that also support this process.
Many of my clients report that their period has significantly improved after Sobada womb massage treatment and their periods are lighter and much more manageable and other women report that their period has become completely pain free!
In our first treatment together, I teach you a short (5-10 minute) self-care massage you can use at home to complement my treatment. If you are consistent about performing this self care massage at home, you will also see faster results.
Heavy bleeding during peri-menopause
Heavy bleeding during peri-menopause, the final years before your cycle stops is quite common and is caused by the fluctuations of your hormones at this time. Although the hormonal fluctuation is part of the normal process of transitioning from monthly periods to menopause when your cycle has ended, I can still support you during this time to make the transition easier.
I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!
I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety.
I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.
I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels.
I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.
I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).
Learn more about working with me here.
I came for treatment at Annette Green’s for help after several miscarriages and I had no idea it was possible for such a change and such amazing improvement in my menstrual cycle. The bleeding changes from so painful that I had to take painkillers each much to an easy period which felt so much lighter and healthier, the bleeding was much lighter than before and I rariely have to take paint killers or rest too much when I get my period.
I recommend womb massage to everyone! It improves your period, feels great, it’s relaxing and pleasant.
I have been seeing Annette for the last several years for headaches, stress management and sinusitis. Recently our focus has been my menstrual cycle after suffering from severe PMS, menstrual pain and heavy/long menstruations. After only a few visits, Annette’s reflexology treatments have reduced the pain, intensity, and duration of my periods. Annette has always displayed impressive knowledge, empathy and kindness. I feel at ease and welcome in her presence and always look forward to my next treatment. Thank you!
I want to bless you my dear and loved Annette with the best blessing that it’s possible to request. I hope that you will continue to spread your light in the world and help more and more women. Only your clients can understand how much you give of your heart and soul in every treatment, how much you are special and devoted and professional. There is no way I can thank you for how you have helped me during my journey. You are one of a kind! I can’t wait to come back to your loving hands because a practitioner like you is for life.
I want to thank you. Since I came to you in January until now (May) I have not had the ovulation pain that I used to experience every month for the last few years.
I don’t know what you did but you are magic. Thank you so much.
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