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 to help improve blood, nerve and lymph flow.
The massage also focuses on breaking down scar tissue, encouraging a natural movement and clearing both physical and emotional congestion, leaving you and your abdomen feeling lighter and freer. 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.
Fertility massage starts 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 your therapists 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.
Fertility massage adapts through the different phases of your cycle and we often recommend it in the run up to IVF.
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.