All massage is going to be beneficial to you when you are #TTC so what is the deal with fertility massage and is it going to help you!
A therapeutic relaxation massage on its own is going to give you enormous benefits through its action on the nervous system. It takes 20 mins of lying on the massage table to switch off the sympathetic nervous system and switch on the parasympathetic nervous system (That's the rest, digest, and procreate system ;).
As well as being a great stress reducer a relaxation massage will improve lymph and blood flow and release any aches and tension on your body.
Now the added benefits of a fertility massage can vary between each therapist but most will have an added focus on the abdomen and internal organs; Your uterus, ovaries, digestive system and diaphragm. Abdominal massage releases any pelvic tension and increases blood flow to the reproductive organs. These are some of the main players of fertility after all!
Therapies I utilise in my Fertility Massage
Arvigo Abdominal Massage:
For women with endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, IBS, or painful menstrual periods this technique is excellent for
Breaking down scar tissues
Helps the body eliminate stagnant blood and tissue
Reduces pain, cramps and clotting
Helps with digestion and excreting toxins
Relaxation techniques at their finest support your nervous system to relax. This is beneficial because when you are stressed it can have an effect on your nervous system and hormones, shunting blood away from your reproductive organs and generally telling your body that it is not an optional time to be producing a baby.
Meridians used in Chinese medicine those that your acupuncturist would use can be accessed through pressure from the thumb. Knowing these points along with reflexology points helps to open up energetic pathways in the body that support fertility
Aromatherapy works on the mind-body connection and the aroma's effect on the limbic system in our brain can enhance our mood, affect our hormones, provide stress relief and more.
Fertility massage can be used alongside and to enhance any fertility treatments you are undergoing. As well as the therapeutic benefits massage brings, from improving lymph and blood flow, increasing oxygen in the blood and circulating that to the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Fertility massage can help connect you with your body and have a profound effect on the mind/body connection. The technique is nurturing and supportive wherever you are along your journey.