Once a Taboo Topic, Menopause Is (Finally) Having Its Wellness Moment

Photo taken by Steven Klien/Trunk Archive
Photo Credit: Steven Klein/Trunk Archive from original article in Vogue Magazine

This past spring, a small group of women gathered at the Beaverbrook estate in Surrey, England, a 470-acre country idyll outside London that once received guests including Elizabeth Taylor and Ian Fleming.

The sprawling property, which has become a destination for wellness programs featuring everything from lectures on traditional Chinese massage to Wim Hof’s cold plunges, had lured attendees for a women’s health retreat.

The topics included abdominal massage therapy and guided talks on depleted estrogen. “This is the first time there have been so many of us,” gut-health expert Amanda Porter relayed to the group, adding the staggering statistic that nearly 1 billion women are projected to experience the onset of symptoms including hot flashes and brain fog by 2025.

They are the many, the confused, the perimenopausal.

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