I don’t know many women who haven’t had an issue with their menstrual cycle at some point, do you?
Some of us are unfortunate from the start (myself included), and others find that their symptoms creep up on them with age or appear suddenly after coming off the pill or becoming a mum.
Whether you’re crippled by pain, weak from heavy blood loss, losing the plot because your PMS is so full on, confused by erratic cycles … or just wondering where the hell your period has actually got to, know that things can be different.
Treating your womanly issues.
Some of you may already be aware that you have a gynaecological problem such as PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis. You may have been told that there’s nothing you can do other than go on the pill, take medication and have surgery, and whilst there is absolutely a place for both those treatment options in women’s health, it sucks when you feel backed into a corner with them as your only so-called “option” >>>>>NEWSFLASH: THEY’RE NOT! <<<<<
“I had long and irregular cycles as well as bad skin, I had been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and my only option through the NHS was to return to taking the contraceptive pill which I didn’t want to take. My friend recommended Maisie and as a result of our treatments my cycles are now regular and my skin is much clearer. I’ve also learnt so much about my cycles and women’s health – I can’t believe I was so naive about it! Maisie took my issues very seriously and I knew I was in amazingly capable hands.” L, London.
You may know that you want to have a family (or at least the option of having one), but for whatever reason, your current situation means that it’s not possible right now, but you’re interested in maintaining your health, so that when you are able to start that journey, you’re in a strong positive place.
So let’s do this!
First step – we’ll take an in-depth look at your menstrual cycle as well as your overall health. I’ll probably ask you questions which may seem irrelevant to what you want to sort out, but it’s so that I can get a thorough understanding of your case. I want to build a picture that incorporates Chinese Medical theory, your hormones, nutrition, the Arvigo approach to reproductive health, as well as a psycho-spiritual understanding of your cycle.
Yes, I’m thorough and this work needs to be; a ten minute consultation is never enough (though sadly that’s what most women will get as part of their standard medical care).
My approach treats the cause of illness as well as the symptoms, values your needs and wishes, and helps you to learn about your own health and well-being.
Next up comes your lovely treatment and together we’ll decide what’s most appropriate; acupuncture, ATMAT™ (Arvigo therapy), or reflexology. This will depend on what you want, as well as what symptoms you’re experiencing and where you are in your cycle.
Post-treatment you can expect me to check in with you by email to see how you’re feeling. I’ll make some suggestions in terms of a treatment plan as well as ways that you can support your own health through food and other self-care techniques.
Treatments provide a way for you to connect with, and get to know, your body and emotions. They also give you what is often some much-needed time out, it might even be the only time in your week when you get to lie down and do something that is solely for you.
I find that a combination of acupuncture and the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (admittedly a bit of a mouthful, ATMAT® for short) work brilliantly at addressing most reproductive and fertility issues.
I’m also a qualified reflexologist though I find acupuncture to be more effective at improving specific issues so my preference is for the tiny and powerful needles, though there are times when combining acupuncture and reflexology feels most appropriate.
ATMAT® is predominantly a self-care massage and is a fabulous way of supporting yourself when you’re having period and fertility issues … and all the way through to menopause and beyond. I’m also happy to use my skills as an aromatherapist to create an oil blend suited to your individual needs and preferences.
It is safe and ideal to have acupuncture throughout your menstrual cycle. Often women come with the idea that if they get period pain, for example, they should come when they’re in pain. Whilst that is a great time to come for a treatment if you’re able to, each phase of the cycle depends on what came before it, so I view, and treat, the cycle as a whole.
Once we’ve done a consultation, I’ll be able to recommend the most appropriate times for you to come.
If you’re coming to me for ATMAT®, it’s best to avoid coming if your period is about to start or you’re bleeding. That being said, if you bleed for long periods of time or have unpredictable cycles, it’s best to come for a treatment whenever you can and we can adjust things to suit where you’re at.
If you are actively trying to conceive, be reassured that I always assume that each fertility client I see post-ovulation has conceived and I will treat you as if you’re pregnant.
12 hours of treatment time with me in so that we can get down and dirty with what’s bugging you!
£780 £700 (can be paid in two instalments of £350).
We’ll come up with a cracking treatment plan that allows you to mix and match treatments.
Ideal if you have erratic/absent periods, heavy blood loss, period pain, fibroids/PCOS/endometriosis, fertility issues, want support in the lead up to and during IVF or throughout pregnancy.
To begin with our sessions will be an hour long, but once we’re in the swing of things, they may shorten so that our time together is spread out over more sessions.