A specialised therapeutic massage to assist with fertility health.
The technique blends abdominal sacral massage, pulsing, trigger point therapy, reflexology and guided visualisations.
Advice on diet, lifestyle and additional naturopathic self care techniques to optimise your fertility is included.
Combined, these techniques help address common complaints of the reproductive and digestive systems and lower back, thus enhancing fertility.
I trained one to one with Clare Blake, founder of Fertility Massage Therapy, in 2012 becoming one of the UK's first certified Fertility Massage practitioners. Fertility Massage Therapy is an ideal addition to your natural fertility programme or to any programme of Artificial Reproductive Technology(ART) such as IVF, IUI, ICSI.
'Is Fertility Massage for me?
If your condition would benefit from relaxing muscle tension in the abdomen, improving circulation, reducing lymphatic congestion, having a better flow of energy or chi, improving alignment of pelvic organs, then yes, Fertility Massage may help you!
Please note: You should first see your doctor about any unexplained abdominal symptoms and they will remain your primary healthcare provider if you are diagnosed with any medical condition. Where appropriate and after consultation with your doctor you can receive pelvic massage as a complementary therapy.
As a holistic therapist I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions but work to support wellbeing and healthy functioning of the body.
This therapy may help improve reproductive complaints such as
Unexplained fertility issues
Cysts and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Period problems - menstrual cramps, heavy bleeds, clotting, irregular cycles
Poor egg health
If any of these sound familiar, fertility massage therapy, along with suggested diet and lifestyle advice and supportive techniques such as castor oil packing, can make a big difference in your quality of life and wellbeing.
It's not just good for fertility!
Digestive complaints respond well too:
Bloating or excess gas
IBS and other common digestive discomforts
I also practise Abdominal-Sacral massage which includes deep colon massage for digestive health.
Emotional ups and downs on your fertility journey
Increased stress levels, invasive procedures, emotional turmoil, fears and worries; our bodies hang on to these stresses and emotions, often in our abdomen.
Our language can reveal this - you might feel 'sick to your stomach', 'have butterflies in your tummy', feel 'gutted', or describe an event as 'gut wrenching' or 'stomach churning'. If those feelings are familiar to you, Fertility Massage Therapy can help gently ease this tension, so you feel lighter and freer in mind and body.
You may have been told 'just relax and it will happen!' or be watching friends and family effortlessly fall pregnant which only increases your own sense of tension and frustration.
It's so hard to 'just relax' even though you know that's what you should be doing. Taking time out for yourself to be nurtured, and learning how to perform the massage on yourself, will gently encourage you to relax and unwind.
Fertility Massage has numerous physical benefits but one of the most important benefits is to relax and release tension and emotions trapped within, supporting you through whatever journey you are on.
Whatever your Fertility story…
Whether you have been trying to conceive for a while or are at the beginning of your journey…
Trying to conceive naturally or going through IVF cycles…
Planning on using an egg or sperm donor…
Have experienced previous miscarriages…
Same sex couples and single parents are warmly welcomed
... Fertility Massage can benefit you.