A new pop-up shop is due to open in Boots later this month – Menopause Awareness Month – to raise awareness of menopause and its health implications for women.

Shhh…Menopause Wellness – a range of natural skincare products designed to support and encourage women who are going through menopause, and help ease their physical and emotional health – is getting ready to open its pop-up in Boots, Reading, from October 10 -16 October inclusive and Boots, Bluewater from October 17-23 inclusive.

The doors will be open every day, and Marva Williams, founder of Shhh… Menopause Wellness, will be on hand to 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.

For the fact of the matter is that, despite menopause being a routine stage of life that t half of the planet goes through, it’s often still a taboo subject.

Marva Williams said: “Menopause affects all women with symptoms ranging from hot flushes and night sweats to mood swings, memory loss, and changes in libido that can leave a woman feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, and out of control.”

“All of which is why I’m on a mission to highlight how to reduce the symptoms and make the transition to menopause more comfortable.”

Visitors are also invited to explore Shhh…Menopause Wellness’ selection of sleep sprays and bath and shower oils. Popular products include Shhh’s Relieve & Ease Magnesium Mist (£20) – a supersaturated source of magnesium, absorbed directly into the skin, that’s a personal favourite of Marva’s and a quick, easy and effective way to replenish your magnesium levels while relieving muscle aches, anxiety, depression and fatigue – and Shhh’s Sleep Magnesium H20 (£16.99).

Packed with proven calming ingredients including chamomile and lavender, and enhanced with tension-relieving magnesium, this best-selling spray will help you drift off with ease.

Marva Williams added: “Previously menopause has been a little-discussed part of a woman's life but just because it was, doesn’t mean it should be.

“I want women to keep the conversation going – the more open we can be about this perfectly natural stage of life, the better – and feel empowered to find the support and advice they both need and deserve.”

The Shhh… Menopause Wellness pop-up will be open from Monday 10 -Sunday 16 October inclusive at Boots, Reading, and from Monday 17-Sunday 23 October inclusive, at Boots, Bluewater.

To find out more about Shhh… Menopause Wellness, please visit https://shhhmenopausewellness.com/