Ask any woman about menopause and you’ll likely hear a version of, “No one talks about menopause! I didn’t/don’t know what to expect.”
That’s why Marva Williams, founder of Shhh…Menopause Wellness – a range of natural skincare products designed to support and encourage woman who are going through the menopause, and help ease their physical and emotional health – has decided to open a pop-up in Westfield London.
Taking place from 10am-9pm on August 30 and 31 on the first floor of Europe’s largest shopping centre, the Reading born-and-bred entrepreneur’s pop-up will offer women going through, or approaching, the menopause advice to help them understand what is going on in their body – and reassure them that they are not alone.
Menopause marks the end of menstruation in a woman’s life while peri-menopause refers to the years prior to menopause when women begin to experience symptoms, although they still have regular – or irregular – periods.
Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, dizziness, anxiety, memory lapses, low mood, depression, mood swings, crying spells, loss of confidence, poor concentration and loss of joy.
Marva Williams said: “Menopause affects women of every race, religion and sexuality in every area of your health; mental, emotional and physical. I want women to be involved in their own health and wellbeing and to ensure, via our pop-up, that all women have access to vital knowledge.
As well as sharing stories – so as to encourage an open conversation and reduce the stigma – and coping strategies, Williams will also be recommending Shhh’s vegan supplements that been specifically formulated to support your body’s hormonal fluctuations during the menopause.
Marva Williams added: “Women’s health needs to become more of a priority so I hope that women will pop along to Westfield London later this month.
“It’s about knowing what to do and, for loved ones, knowing how to help. It’s about educating ourselves, finding out the information and tweaking our skincare routines with products that care for and nourish menopausal skin.”
The Shhh… Menopause Wellness pop-up will be open from 10am-9pm on Tuesday 30 August and Wednesday 31 August 2022 on the first floor Westfield London, close to the food court and in between Adidas, Typo and L’Occitane.