Fertility & Abdominal Massage
Fertility can be a long, frustrating and complex journey, with emotional and physical ups and downs. This can lead to a relationship with our reproductive organs that is poor and negative, often due to failed conceptions, repeated pregnancy loss or unexplained fertility issues, as well as hysterectomies and menstrual issues. With these and other issues that we may find ourselves facing as women, including PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids and irregular cycles, we can develop a lack of love and positive feeling towards our wombs and reproductive system in general. We can become disconnected and negative about our bodies and feel that they are failing us and that we are failures too.
During periods of excessive stress, ill health, or emotional trauma, our reproductive organs may become sluggish, inflamed, or choose to shut down completely if the body is not functioning properly. The reproductive system is the first system in the body to shut down during stress or trauma.
The path to health and fertility is one that needs to be addressed on an emotional, physical and energetic level. That is why this treatment can be so effective when treating fertility issues, miscarriage and hormonal disruption. It can be used alongside other treatments such as IVF and IUI.
Fertility & Abdominal Massage can help with the following conditions:
- Fertility issues
- Irregular cycles
- Painful or heavy periods
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Menopausal symptoms
- Healing scar tissue
- IBS, bloating, constipation and other digestive issues.
It can also help with:
- Baby loss and birth trauma
- Emotional trauma
- Finding a deeper connection to your womb
- Connecting to your monthly cycle
- Coming to terms with hysterectomy
- Peri-menopause, Menopause & Post-Menopause
Fertility & Abdominal Massage can be used for many symptoms and conditions and is a non-invasive, external massage. It is a deep, yet gentle therapy that helps to bring the organs in the abdominal area back into alignment, bringing harmony and balance to the reproductive, digestive, sacral areas and menstrual cycle. It can also help to detoxify, refine and strengthen the muscles, ligaments and tissues of the lower abdomen, break down scar tissue and balance hormones. The massage also promotes blood flow, nerve and lymph flow, flushing out toxins and increasing the flow of nutrients.
The relationship between the digestive, immune and reproductive system are closely linked and there is a connection with a malfunctioning immune system and fertility issues. I work on the whole of the lower and upper abdomen, as well as working on the lower back and sacrum. Fertility Massage helps to bring much needed circulation to the ovaries, therefore supplying the eggs with oxygen and antioxidants. It encourages internal abdominal and pelvic organs to re-align, relieving a variety of organ displacement symptoms. The symptoms of a displaced uterus can include fibroids, fertility issues, low back pain, endometriosis, painful and irregular periods etc. The massage promotes hormonal balance, clearing away old, stagnant blood and old tissue. It can also help to break down scar tissue.
As well as working on a physical level, Fertility Massage can help to release emotions, reduce tension and stress held within the abdominal-sacral areas. With regards to health and fertility, stress can affect the hormones, immune and digestive system. The massage can also help in releasing stored pelvic trauma that could have been stored in the tissue for many years. When it comes to unexplained infertility the best approach is to focus on creating a healthy body, a healthy mind, and bringing balance to your life. If you are experiencing unexplained infertility, fertility massage can be helpful in many ways.
The techniques used help to increase circulation, which in turn help to increase egg health by bringing fresh oxygenated, nutrient filled blood to the eggs. Unexplained infertility can cause a lot of stress on the mind and body, which is turn can have a negative effect on the hormones.
Fertility Massage can include the following:
- Abdominal & Sacral Massage
- Back, Shoulders and Neck Massage
- Stimulating reflex points
- Rebozo Technique
- Reiki and Energy healing
- Guided Visualisation
- Head, Face and Foot massage
Benefits of Fertility Massage:
- Promotes a regular menstrual cycle and hormonal balance
- Increases circulation of blood and oxygen to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes
- Increases circulation to the digestive system, thereby enhancing the immune system.
- Decreases cramps & blood clots
- Improves ovarian function, egg quality and ovulation naturally
- Helps to increase quantity and quality of cervical mucous
- Improves the quality of the menstrual flow
- Helps endometriosis
- Can resolve blocked fallopian tubes
- Helps reposition a tilted uterus
- Treats cases of PCOS
- Assists women with unexplained infertility
- Strengthens the internal reproductive organs
- Helps detoxification
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Aids in releasing stored pelvic trauma
Fertility Massage Therapy™ does not claim to cure or diagnose any medical conditions, nor does it replace any medical care you are receiving. If you have any medical concerns, please consult your Doctor or Health Care Professional. Fertility Massage Therapy™ is a complementary therapy that supports women during all stages of their reproductive life. There are no pregnancy guarantees from receiving the massage.
Reproductive Issues: Fertility Massage helps the body with congestive issues like endometriosis. When endometriosis begins to grow in other areas of the body besides the uterus, irritation occurs which then can create scar tissue. This in turn can cause organs to begin to become stuck together by the scar tissue and tight fascia. It may also cause fallopian tubes to begin to twist. Massage can be used to help break up the adhesions, decrease the inflammation and help the body to rid itself of the old blood left over from the endometrial tissues. It may also help with the occasional pain that is caused from endometriosis. Endorphins are released during a massage which help to reduce pain and stress.
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is another fertility issue that causes stagnation in the body. When ovulation does not occur and a cyst begins to grow on the ovaries, this causes a series of imbalances to occur. One of the main ones being hormonal imbalance. Fertility Massage includes techniques which help to balance the hormones and this helps the body to ovulate and for regular menstruation to occur. Massage can also help to improve circulation to the ovaries, helping to nourish and bring fresh blood to the eggs. Along with changes to your diet, Fertility Massage can really help to make a difference to PCOS. Massage provides a great non-intrusive option for women with blocked fallopian tubes.
The techniques used include massaging the area around the fallopian tubes, in addition to the uterus and ovaries. One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions. Fertility Massage gently helps to break up adhesions while helping the body to get rid of the remaining tissues. To help with Ovarian Cysts, one of the main benefits of Fertility Massage is that it increases circulation to the ovaries. This can be helpful if you have ovarian cysts, by helping to clear out congestion, reduce inflammation, and promote hormonal balance.
While there are many different causes of menstrual cramps, massage may help most of them. It can also help with loss of menstrual; heavy bleeding and other menstrual conditions. All of the issues above can have a negative effect not just on the physical self, but on an emotional level, affecting our relationship with partners, family, work, the environment and most importantly ourselves, our bodies.