Embracing The Crone
The Maiden, Mother, Maga and Crone aspects of a woman’s life arc are symbolised by the waxing, full, waning and dark moons. Menopause is in the Crone (or Wise Woman) stage. The word crone, often represented by the Greek goddess, Hecate, means ‘crowned one’, ‘sovereign’, or ‘wise woman’
In Native American cultures, menopause is viewed as a passage. It is the time when women hold their greatest power, because their blood no longer flows anymore, and the “wise blood” of life is contained within. In Neolithic times, Crone women were the tribal matriarchs. Their heightened awareness of human nature yielded great insight and they were the source of wise counsel for important decisions.
Menopause doesn’t have to be a dreaded curse of ageing during which we can look forward only to hot flushes and hormonal mood swings. According to Christiane Northrup, MD (Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom), menopause often marks the beginning of a woman’s most sexually passionate, creatively inspired, and professionally productive phase of life.
So what does menopause mean for you?
Each woman will achieve her menopause in her own unique way. Menopause signals a time of change and change we must. The hormonal shifts that occur at this time, can bring about powerful changes in your life. Your body can be messaging you. It’s physical symptoms, asking you to take care of your own needs first now that you are no longer needed to be the carer for your family. Women are wired up to nurture, to be the caregiver, so this can be quite challenging for some of us. It is a time of reaching into our depths, of using your powers of intuition and finding meaning in your life.
- What’s really important to me and my life now?
- Who do I want in my life?
- What do I need to let go of?
- What would I like to achieve in the coming years?
- How can I nurture and look after myself more?
Menopause: the facts
- Perimenopause means ‘around menopause’ and refers to the time period during which a woman’s body makes its natural transition to menopause.
- Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice signs such as menstrual irregularity in your 40s or even earlier.
- The level of your oestrogen – the main female hormone – rises and falls unevenly during this time.
- Your menstrual cycles may lengthen or shorten.
- You may also experience menopause-like symptoms, such as hot flushes, sleep problems and vaginal dryness.
- Once you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, you’ve officially reached menopause.
How I Can Help
Allow me to ease your journey of change. let me hold space for you, support and nurture you. Address presenting symptoms, such as anxiety, hot flashes, headaches and hormone imbalances, using a unique blend of modalities such as aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and intuitive energy work. Your body needs adequate rest. The more you can relax, the easier the transition will be for you. Research has demonstrated that the more stress in a woman’s life, the more severe her menopausal symptoms.
Please book a wellbeing review, including a full therapy session: the well-being review will gather details of your general and reproductive health, plus lifestyle choices, to help build up a bigger picture to tailor your care plan.
After your session, you will receive access to a well-being, self-care pack, which includes:
- Information on Menstrual/moon Charting
- Castor oil pack instructions/information
- The Mind, Body Connection
- Focused meditations
- Self-massage instruction video
SACRED WOMB MASSAGE™
Sacral Womb massage combines gentle but effective massage techniques that are applied to the abdomen, womb, lower back and sacrum, that gently realign the abdominal organs, releasing congestion and strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments, which improves the circulation, nerve and lymph flow, flushing toxins and re-balancing hormones. As well as helping to release stored grief and trauma held within our womb space. Helps address digestive, reproductive issues & emotional issues
A holistic massage, using a blend of essential oils to address women wellbeing, combined with a reflexology session, for a complete de-stressing, relaxation and revitalising treatment.
Let your tension from your muscles relax, whilst the reflexology balances out your body’s hormones and recharges your energy levels.
A blend of healing methods, including Reiki, and crystal healing and reflexology, designed to help with relaxing you mentally and emotionally, as well as improving the physical body. Increasing your energy levels, balancing out your hormones, and helping to calm your state of mind as well as reducing and anxiety or tension.
Offering a deep state of relaxation and calm, a feeling of being centred, positive and well balanced.
Reflexology greatly reduces stress and anxiety levels allowing the body to slow and induce a deep state of relaxation, addressing any imbalances that may prevent optimum health. The entire body and mind will be calmed and all of the body systems, immune, digestive, nervous, reproductive, hormones, etc are strengthened during the reflexology session.
Regular sessions can support women health at all stages of their life.
Reflexology is based on the Chinese principle that certain areas on the soles of your feet or hands – known as reflex zones – containing millions of nerve endings, correspond to other parts of the body.
Using intuitive skills, energy healing offers a holistic approach that looks beyond the physical to working with the subtle energy systems, such as meridians, auras and chakras. Constant stress, both emotional and physical, trauma, grief, substance abuse and harbouring a negative or fearful belief system causes blocks in the energy field that diminish flow to different areas of the body. The energy field might also be damaged from broken bones, falls, past surgeries, or major illnesses. These blocks impact our ability to function at our full potential. Energy healing promotes the healing process by clearing these blocks, or stagnant areas in the energy field, repairing and re-balancing the energy so that the body moves to a state of even equilibrium and then has the ability to heal itself.
This non-invasive treatment can produce a state of deep relaxation and calmness.