Does PMS turn you into a monster once a month?
You’re not alone! But that doesn’t make it any easier.
Common PMS symptoms:
Do you experience the days before your period:
- feeling anxious and stressed
- losing your temper
- feeling hypersensitive and prone to crying
- experiencing headaches
- experiencing swollen and tender breasts
- craving for sweets and chocolate
- and an unexplained dark cloud that leaves you feeling down
PMS can range from mild symptoms to more extreme. It’s normal to experience some minor symptoms during the monthly cycle but if they’re interfering with your life and causing stress for yourself and your loved ones, it’s worth looking for a holistic way to improve the situation.
Could PMS be connected to the position of my uterus?
One of the contributing factors of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) could be the way your uterus is positioned in your pelvis as this often affects the flow of blood (and hormones in your blood) in your abdomen and pelvis.
Our menstrual cycles involve a complex symphony of rising and falling hormones that affect each other. When there is an imbalance in this hormonal balance it can affect how you experience different times of the month especially leading up to your period.
A misaligned uterus interrupts the communication between your brain and your ovaries and uterus which means you might continue producing hormones you don’t need simply because of a lack of communication. Once we improve the communication, hormone levels even out and you don’t experience the raging symptoms of your hormones being out of balance.
Stress and PMS:
Our bodies are clever and when pressure builds up, they try to find a way to “let off steam”, sometimes that means mood swings, tears and physical symptoms.
I find time and time again that we hold a lot of our stress in our abdomens, specifically in the diaphragm, the dome shaped muscle found just under your ribs. During treatment, using gentle massage techniques we release the tension here and allow the blood to flow freely from and to your heart. Breathing improves and in turn your overall level of calm and sense of wellbeing.
Is it possible that if you felt calmer and more centred during the month there would be less tension to erupt the week before your period? I believe so!
Physical support for reducing PMS:
Sobada Abdominal Massage, is a relaxing and therapeutic massage that strengthens the uterus and improves blood flow to the organs in your pelvis including your ovaries and uterus.
Sobada is often nicknamed womb massage or uterine massage because of it’s profound impact on your womb.
The treatment helps to improve your overall menstrual cycle and balance your hormones. In addition, the treatment helps relax tension in your abdomen, release adhesions and return organs (including your uterus) to their optimum position.
As a result you’ll feel calmer and you’ll be able to anticipate your monthly period without fear.
I incorporate hand and foot reflexology to help you truly relax and return to a state of balance. Foot reflexology is very effective in improving your cycles and improving your hormone levels.
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, it’s likely you’ll see improvements in your cycle. Plus it feels good and is relaxing.
Emotional support for your hormonal health:
Stress can have a huge impact on your health and your menstrual cycle.
I help my clients reduce their stress, anxiety and fears and concerns around their cycles using Bach Flowers, visualisation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping.
I believe that when you feel calm, you’re sleeping well and you generally feel good your cycles are more likely to be regular and symptom free.
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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