Fertility massage is a type of bodywork that can help women with fertility issues. It has been shown to increase egg quality and improve uterine lining thickness, which may allow for more successful implantation and pregnancy.
This form of fertility treatment has been around for centuries and is considered an alternative form of therapy.
While massage is an alternative therapy that is usually done by professional therapists, you can also do it on your own or with a partner at home!
In this blog post we will talk about how fertility massage works and the benefits you can experience from doing it.
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What Is Fertility Massage?
Massage therapists use their hands to gently increase the flow of blood to your reproductive area. This can help to improve fertility as well as reduce your stress levels.
Fertility massage is an alternative therapy that is usually done by professional therapists, but you can also do it on your own or with a partner at home!
NOTE: If you are curious about all the different fertility terms and words that you might come across on your journey, make sure to check out my Fertility Glossary: Fertility Terms and Abbreviations.
How can Fertility Massage Help Fertility?
Abdominal massage can help by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs, which may increase egg quality.
Additionally, it has been shown to improve uterine lining thickness and hormonal levels in women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
– Improved egg quality, which may lead to more successful implantation and pregnancy
– Improved uterine lining thickness that may allow for better embryo implantation and a healthier pregnancy
– Increased blood flow to the reproductive organs
– Improved hormonal levels in women with PCOS, which can lead to improved fertility and an increased chance of pregnancy overall.
Can Fertility Massage Unblock Tubes?
Although there is no evidence that any massage can unblock your fallopian tubes.
It may help with blocked tubes by helping to release the tension in the reproductive organs, which may allow for more successful implantation.
Does Fertility Massage Really Work?
Some studies have shown that fertility massage can help increase egg quality and improve uterine lining thickness, which may allow for more successful implantation.
It has also been found to work well for women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) – in one study it was found to lead to improvements of the hormonal levels.
When Should You Do Fertility Massage?
It is recommended that you do this type of massage at least once a week for best results.
If you need to, or want to massage more than one time per week, it is not harmful and may be beneficial!
However, there are no studies showing any benefits of doing this.
You can perform fertility massage at any time of day but most therapists say that the optimal fertility massage timing is just before bed when you are most relaxed.
Can I do fertility massage during ovulation?
Yes, this is fine! It’s ok to do the massage when ovulating
Can I do abdominal massage during my period?
Yes, as long as you are not experiencing any cramping or bleeding.
How to do Fertility Massage at home
Although your best bet is to find a massage therapist near you, that is not always possible. Although it is gaining popularity, fertility massage is still not very mainstream.
If you are unable to find a massage therapist near you or would like to try this massage for fertility at home, here is how to do it:
- Lie on your back
- Massage your lower abdominal area and thighs in a circular motion. You can alternate between sides or do both at once.
- Do this for 5-10 minutes per session
Can I use anything other than my fingers?
Yes, you can use an object like a tennis ball! Just make sure to cover it with something first so that it is not too cold.
If you want to learn more about how to do this kind of massage at home, I found this video really useful.
If you are interested in fertility success stories of people who tried this kind of massage, make sure to check out the comments in the video which I found really interesting.
Massage Oils For Fertility
As with all kinds of massage, using an essential oil blend can enhance your experience and also may improve the benefits of your fertility massage.
Some women like to use castor oil packs when they are performing a massage as they may help to reduce ovarian cysts and improve blood flow in the pelvic area.
Another option is to use essential oils for fertility.
The best essential oils for fertility massage include:
– Lavender: Can be calming and relaxing, alleviates anxiety
– Clary sage: Increases blood flow to the uterus which may lead to increased egg quality
– Peppermint: Aids in relieving pain caused by cramps. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation of uterine lining tissue that can cause infertility problems for some women.
You can create your own fertility oil blends using my DIY recipes that you can find here. I have different blends for various fertility issues such as PCOS and low ovarian reserve.
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