'Pause Retreat' is about integrating Arts for Wellbeing, Reflexology, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.
With these tools your self-care routine will flourish and so will your sense of self.
Set in the beautifully serene Baton Valley, the Homestead is a replica of the old gold mining lodging house.. Bountiful gardens, Tipi and camping space for your tent if you choose to sleep amongst nature instead of the homestead, nestled in the foothills of the Baton Range, the pristine waters of the Baton River offer swimming holes, matched with a stunning dawn chorus.
Liz shares her own experience, knowledge, research and modalities to help your body find its natural balance again. Each of us experience a different set of symptoms, yet the body can be stimulated the same way and interpret it in its own language, finding harmony.
Lynda has an amazing creative 'tool box' of which she helps to guide you in ways we otherwise find hard ourselves, her gentle and supportive approach allows your mind to be at ease and relaxes our physical selves.
Menopause, most of us are through it before we even know there is a prior stage, PERIMENOPAUSE, this is when all the 'crazy' kicks in, it can be a few months to 10 years... Then we cease to bleed, but sometimes the symptoms persist. How we journey through POSTMENOPAUSE greatly depends on how we have walked the 'peri' years.
Reversing our pubescent selves is effectively what is occurring within our bodies.
Do you remember as a teenager feeling low on energy, wanting peace and quiet, not understanding why you were moody, scratchy and everyone annoyed you??
Welcome to round two of that.
Once again our hormones are drastically changing, reversing our ability to create life, changing gears and readying us for the roles of Grandmother, Great Aunts and Role Models.
It is our focus to share our modalities with you, our menopausal sisters, whether you have naturally progressed into Menopause or it has been medically induced.
We care about your overall wellbeing, understand your symptoms and will provide you with a safe and secure space, guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy through this transition.
Guiding you with natural and creative support to help bring balance.
Let us help you achieve optimal wellness.
We recognize that some of us may need to take HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)
We support this and work within those boundaries.
Liz van Beek
International Holistic Practitioner
After graduating ITEC Reflexology (2012) Liz moved to the USA, opened her Holistic Practice, became a board member with Reflexology Association of California, studied Massage and Acupressure and went on to teach at that same school, before returning home to NZ. Her focus is helping women naturally progress through their menopause journey
Lynda Jessen- Tye
Certified Arts Therapist
Lynda gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy in 2017, followed by gaining her Master of Arts in Arts Therapy in 2020. Lynda works with children, youth & women. She works in schools and in private practice, offering individual sessions, group sessions and workshops Her experience is with neurodivergent children and youth
Learn to create healthy habits with the foundation of Menopause; Your sleep and hydration. We also delve into our Endocrine System, what hormones are playing up and how we can support these.
The beauty of Natural Modalities is that they have been in use for thousands of years; therefore prove themselves by this very fact. The modalities work holistically with your body to bring about Homeostasis - Balance. The word holistic means, WHOLE.
IE: Hot flushes are a rise in your body temperature. Instead of just simply cooling our body temperature, Reflexology for example, holistically works with your hormones involved - the endocrine gland that secretes that hormone and the cause and effect of the entire endocrine system in relation to your HOT FLUSH. Therefore getting to the route cause.
Think of it like coming across a road closure, you can see there has been a traffic accident and traffic is being redirected. (Your body is externally being cooled down with a cold compress).
What you can't see however is the reason for the accident. (Hormone levels changing, creating excess heat in your body).
The cause of the accident was a pot hole, the driver swerved to miss the pot hole and ran off the road.
(Your Hypothalamus (the pothole) stimulates your Pituitary Gland (swerving the car) which in turn stimulates the Thyroid which is our thermo-regulator (running off the road). Traffic is redirected (our body temperature rises and we have a hot flush). by the arrival of police and ambulance (cold compress).
So 'seeing' behind the scenes of the accident (hot flush) allows the entire picture to unfold, and therefore that 'pot hole' (endocrine imbalance) can be filled in; saving other traffic from the same fate.
Perimenopause is the lead in faze to menopause.
Many women do not realize they are in this phase because many symptoms are small and gradual changes.
Symptoms can start in your 30's or you may not experience these if you go into surgical menopause. (Menopause due to surgery ie: Hysterectomy)