FERTILITY & ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

The first time I had an abdominal massage I cried. The crying was not from pain, it was from the release of stress, tension and fear I was holding in my belly and the relief of allowing a gentle nurturing massage treatment into my belly space. After my treatment the next practitioner course I booked in was Abdominal & Fertility Massage so I could offer this as a massage therapist.

 

Do you sometimes hold your hands on your belly and try to massage the area? You intuitively know you want pressure applied although you are unsure how to move your hands to create the feeling of pressure and movement.

 

Our abdominal area doesn't have skeletal protection, it is this open soft space which, as a society, can unfortunately create an unhealthy image of what it should look like and for women what the area should be able to create, hold and carry.

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'The first time I had an abdominal massage I cried....from the release of tension & fear in my body'

THE BENEFITS OF FERTILITY MASSAGE

  • Anatomically a misalignment in the abdominal region (digestion or reproductive organs) can impinge circulation to the area which may result in reduced blood flow, nutrients and oxygen to the region.

  • The massage treatment can help break up scar tissue and adhesions from previous trauma and surgeries.

  • Stimulates fresh oxygenated blood to circulate throughout the abdominal organ.

  • Helps to remove old stagnant blood and eases congestion.

  • Improves lymphatic fluid flow to cleanse and pick up waste within the region.

  • May reduce pain and discomfort during your cycle, easing or reducing cramping.

  • Most importantly Abdominal massage can create a surge release of feel good hormones including oxytocin, creating a positive path between mind and body.

 

Area’s massaged during a Fertility massage - A typical treatment will include gentle rocking of your body, massage to the lower back, sacral area, top of gluteal (buttocks) and from the pelvis up to the rib cage with the abdomen. The pressure applied will vary to ensure you can relax, breathe deeply and feel comfortable throughout. Depending where you are with your fertility cycle (natural, assisted or IVF) on the day of treatment the uterus may be avoided.

 

Fertility massage is safe at any time during your full cycle, although for optimal treatment it is best anytime from the day after your bleed has finished and before you ovulate, that way no areas need to be avoided.

 

Fertility journeys can be all consuming and making choices to improve your conception can be overwhelming. I went through 2 years of ‘natural’ and assisted fertility treatments then 4 years of IVF. I understand from years of experience what the heartache, stress, pain, frustration and the deep longing can do to your mind and body. I will give you a space to feel listened to, nurtured and understood.

In an overview of Abdominal massage it can assist in treating symptoms associated with:

  • Infertility IVF medication side effects

  • Endometriosis / PCOS Menstrual cramping

  • Fibroids

  • Mis-aligned womb

  • Abdominal congestion, Bloating and tightness, digestion complaints, Constipation

  • Sciatica pain

  • Emotional trauma

ABDOMINAL MASSAGE & ANXIETY

Do you ever have that ‘knot’ feeling in your stomach from worry, anxiety and stress? Abdominal massage can be very soothing and relaxing in helping reduce these feelings. Releasing around the diaphragm area can help you breathe deeper and deeper slow full breaths calm the mind and body.

ABDOMINAL MASSAGE & BACK PAIN

Abdominal massage can also be effective in easing back pain by massaging muscles that wrap from back to front and front to back around the middle body.

Because there are many benefits to including abdominal massage in to your massage we can allow time within your massage treatment to include some abdominal massage. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Abdominal / Fertility massage.

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Because there are many benefits to including abdominal massage in to your massage we can allow time within your massage treatment to include some abdominal massage. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Abdominal / Fertility massage.