Massage Therapy For Fertility Enhancement & Other Female Reproductive Support
Abdominal fertility massage is a deeply relaxing and restorative full body massage. This massage incorporates a gently warming and detoxifying castor oil pack on the abdomen along with traditional Mayan abdominal massage techniques. Also included in the session is the stimulation of various Shiatsu points, via reflexology, used to balance hormones and aid in opening up the energy flow throughout the body. Craniosacral holds and Swedish massage techniques are also used to optimize relaxation and well being.
The Techniques In Abdominal Massage Are Used To:
- Break up stagnation
- Break up scarring and adhesion’s
- Increase lymph and blood circulation in pelvic region
- Improve digestion for improved nutrient assimilation
Benefits Beyond Fertility Enhancement
Originally developed for use in assisting women on their paths to motherhood, it also has many benefits to women with heavy or painful periods, scarring from previous births or surgical procedures and digestive discomforts/ailments.
When To Do a Fertility Massage Within A Menstrual Cycle
Due to the stimulating effects of this massage it can only be performed between a woman’s last day of her period through the day of ovulation (and or day 15 of the cycle if you are not sure when or if you are ovulating).
It is also not recommended while breastfeeding due to the detoxification of the body with this massage, as it can possibly taint breast milk. “Pumping and dumping” is an option if a woman wants the treatment done while breastfeeding, as the effects are only known to last a day or two. Abdominal massage cannot be done if a women has an IUD.
Please call and speak with Colleen with any further questions regarding abdominal massage and its benefits.
Initial Abdominal Fertility Massage- 90 Minutes
Follow Up Abdominal Fertility Massage- 90 Minutes
Research on Fertility & Massage
Research on the benefits of massage for reducing stress is indicating a greater need for more studies specifically targeting the benefits of massage to enhance fertility. In a study published in the International Journal of Neurosciences (2004), researchers studied the effect of moderate, light or vibratory massage on stress levels by studying brain waves and heartbeat. All three groups reported decreased stress and anxiety, the largest drop being in the moderate pressure group. (1)
A group of gynecologist and physical therapists have also discovered a way to use massage techniques to remove blockages and reduce adhesions. It is estimated that adhesions are a contributing factor in nearly 40% of infertility cases. Preliminary research has also revealed a notable reversal in 75% of cases that showed tubal blockages. (2)
1. Diego, M. A., Field, T., Sanders, C., & Hernandez-Reif, M. (2004). Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate. International Journal of Neuroscience, 114, 31-44.
2. “Gynecologists Investigate Massage As Infertility Treatment.” 23 Mar. 2000. Personal MD, Your lifeline online. 10 Apr. 2009 <http://www.personalmd.com/news/n0323123924.shtml>.