What is Fertility Massage Therapy?
Fertility Massage Therapy is a deep; yet gentle, non-invasive therapy that works by bringing the organs within the abdominal area back into alignment, releasing pressure and strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments.
This in turn will improve blood, nerve and lymph flow. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order.
The massage also focuses on breaking down scar tissue, helping to loosen harden debris (that has been accumulating in your gut for years) encouraging a natural movement and clearing both physical and emotional congestion, leaving you and your abdomen feeling lighter and freer.
Why Focus on Reproductive, Digestive & Lower Back?
Our abdominal cavity is serviced by the same neural pathways, connecting the organs, muscles and connective tissue of the reproductive and digestive systems along with the lower back muscles. If one organ or muscle is misaligned, blocked or damaged by scar tissue – all the others will be disrupted, and can, in turn, send the whole body into disarray.
It is important to note that 80% of our immune system lives within our digestive tract, immunity, digestion and fertility are closely linked. Therefore it is important to massage and treat the whole torso area, aiming to achieve Homeostasis.
What bodywork techniques are included?
Abdominal Sacral Massage
Castor Oil Packs
What to Expect During Fertility Massage:
Firstly we will discuss your fertility journey, and any emotional aspects that may arise, which will then be followed by a full fertility massage treatment.
It’s time to allow the stress and worries of the day to be left outside of the massage space.
Treatments start with you receiving the lumbar, sacral and gluteal massage. We are mostly comfortable with receiving back massages, and by starting here, you will have time to relax, slow down and become accustomed to my energy and touch.
When massaging your abdomen, you will be receiving touch from your pubic bone up to your rib-cage, and will include a beautiful blend of oil techniques, pulsing, rebozo and guided visualisations. You will be nurtured, nourished and held in a safe place to allow you to release deep seated emotions that may be blocking your energy.
After your treatment, you will receive follow up support in the form of information on menstrual charting and fertility lifestyle advice.
“I came out of my fertility massage session feeling renewed and positive about the future. I felt like I was suddenly in control and incredibly after just a few short weeks I became pregnant. I’m now 13 weeks and an extremely happy and excited mummy to be!” Becky 2014.
Fertility Massage through your Cycle:
Menstruation (Natural & Assisted)
During menstruation, you can still receive the massage, however, the womb area is avoided. The will then be on the lumbar/sacral area, digestive, reflexology and head & neck. Rebozo massage is wonderful during this time; to help deeply relax and allow the natural flow of this phase to let go.
Your massage will reflect & support this phase.
Pre-Ovulation & Ovulation (Natural & Assisted)
Once you have finished your bleed, your ovaries are working hard to produce mature follicles, in the lead up to ovulation.
Therefore your massage will incorporate all 3 areas; lower back, digestive and womb. With an increased circulation in your whole abdominal area, you are boosting the nutrients, oxygen and hormonal flow to your womb and ovaries.
All treatments will vary according to your unique situation.
Your massage will leave you feeling nurtured yet vibrant, and physically your circulation of fluids and energy is at its highest.
Post Ovulation (natural) or Post Implantation (Assisted)
Once you have ovulated or had embryo transfer, there is a chance that you may be pregnant, and your treatment will be altered to reflect this.
You can still receive the massage, however, like with menstruation, we avoid the womb area. Plenty of focus is placed on the sacrum and upper abdomen to ensure as much circulation is being pumped to your wombs. In the post ovulatory phase as progesterone rises, our digestive system slows down due to a slower peristaltic action. Therefore, digestive massage will be of benefit during this time.
This is also the “2 week wait” and can be emotionally draining for many women. Fertility Massage will help to alleviate stress, releasing positive and happy hormones, such as oxytocin, which are more beneficial during this waiting period than feeling stressed.