Massage for fertility is a very helpful natural fertility treatment that has been used for centuries all over the world. The great thing about fertility massage is it can be used in conjunction with traditional treatments; like in vitro fertilization. The use of fertility massage leading up to your IVF procedure may help to increase your success rate of implantation.

When a couple has been having unprotected intercourse for 12 months and have not had any success in conception, they are diagnosed as “infertile.” Many women don’t know that there are some natural ways to try to increase chances of conception without the need for IUI or even IVF. These natural ways can help our bodies to conceive naturally, and they can even help when we are doing IUI and IVF. Self Fertility Massage can help our bodies through aligning our chi through acupressure, reflexology, deep tissue massage and just through simple massage techniques.

So What is Self Fertility Massage

Self Fertility Massage is using certain massage techniques to create a healthier reproductive system, by increasing circulation to the uterus and ovaries, breaking up adhesions, aiding a tilted Uterus, and assisting the hips and pelvis to relax. As you learn these techniques you can take charge of your well being and assist your body in its ability to conceive.

Benefits of Self Fertility Massage

  • Strengthening of our bodies reproductive organs
  • Open fallopian tubes allowing for clear movement of the egg to the Uterus
  • Preparation of the pelvic muscles for child birth
  • Decreases stress, depression and promotes relaxation
  • Assists the a tilted uterus to correctly re-position
  • Aids digestion and helps with bloating and discomfort in the abdominal area
  • Helps to remove tissue remains from previous menstruation and from pelvic injuries
  • Breaks down cysts in the Ovaries related to polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Helps to break up adhesions in the pelvis, and stimulates blood flow to speed up recovery
  • Reduces pain, cramps and bloating felt during the menstrual cycle
  • Regulates menses,
  • Detoxifies and helps the liver to detoxify and remove excess hormones
  • Decreases clotting during menses

A self fertility massage can help you to connect better with your mind and body, giving our body the needed resources to boost our mental, physical and emotional health. By doing this our bodies become stronger and we are able to handle anxiety and deal with the fear concerning our reproductive health, which is important when preparing our bodies for conception. Therefore, a self-fertility massage can be an effective and inexpensive way to naturally increase your bodies fertility and to reduce the causes and symptoms related to infertility.

Options available to me for Self Fertility Massage

There is a wide range of massage options available to achieve better fertility. These options include:

  • Chi Nei Tsang (Asian organ massage)
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Castor Oil therapy

Chi Nei Tsang  

Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient form of organ massage. This type of massage technique is often used to clear obstructed energy, tension, accumulated stress in the organs, release of toxins in the body, remove excessive heat in the body, or it can even help with heat deficiencies, for example a cold uterus. Chi Nei Tsang is focused on assisting the flow of chi or by assisting the bodies life force to move through the body smoother. When an area in our body is damaged or not working properly, creating a blocked or stagnant chi, Chi Nei Tsang can help the body to heal itself and clear the blockage so the chi can continue to flow properly.

Deep Tissue Massage        

This type of massage helps to break up adhesions, increase circulation, and helps the detoxification process in our bodies. This type of massage is extremely popular, whereas the slow, deep motions used helps to relax the body while helping fresh blood flow to the area of massage.

Myofacial Release         

This type of massage technique helps to release the myofascial tissue that surrounds all organs and muscles. Over time this tissue in our bodies become twisted and adhered. By releasing the myofascia, the organs that may have been stuck to each other becomes freed up and fresh oxygenated blood can get to the organs that were lacking a proper blood supply, such as the reproductive organs.

Acupressure                

Acupressure is derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, but without the needles. This type of therapy involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to create balance and increase circulation. Most acupressure points are not located near the problem area, but elsewhere on the body.

Reflexology          

     
Reflexology is a massage technique where pressure points are rubbed or pressed on to achieve results. These corresponding points are located on the feet, that have an effect on certain organs or systems in the body. By stimulating that reflexology point you are helping to clear out congestion, blockages, and encouraging circulation and chi to flow to that organ.

Castor Oil Therapy                  

For thousands of years our ancestors used castor oil therapy for healing. Castor oil is extracted from the castor oil seed and is used externally on the lower abdomen, focusing on the reproductive system. This type of therapy is best used prior to fertility massage

How To Give A Self Fertility Massage              

By following these guidelines, you can easily learn how to perform a fertility massage therapy on your own body.
The first step to being able to give yourself a good fertility massage is learning how to locate your reproductive organs. You will be using these techniques to locate your uterus and your ovaries while giving yourself a fertility massage. The main purpose of this is to help promote an optimum flow of oxygen-rich blood to your ovaries, the organs that are responsible for supplying the eggs to be fertilized.
Locating Your Reproductive Organs
The Uterus – Join both your thumbs at your navel region and stretch your remaining fingers downwards towards your pubic bone. Your fingers should make an upside down triangular shape. Your uterus is located where your fingers meet.
The Ovaries – Do a rough calculation and measure approximately 4 inches down from your navel and 3 inches to the left and to the right. This is where your ovaries are located.
1. Reproductive Organs Massage

This part of the fertility massage is meant to aid stimulation of your digestive and reproductive organs. This massage can be practiced every day in the morning and evening.

  • Lie on a surface that is comfortable but firm.
  • Bend your knees slightly or let them rest them on a pillow.
  • Take a single deep breath in and then breathe out.
  • Now rub your hands together to warm the skin on your palms, and take a little oil you can use for massaging such as olive or almond oil.
  • Close your eyes slowly and begin breathing in deep, slowly.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply thrice.
  • Visualize yourself in an environment that makes you feel relaxed and refreshed.
  • Place your palm on your stomach, just above your belly button.
  • Place your other palm on top, and take about three or four slow, deep breaths to familiarize yourself with this area of your body.
  • Use this time to locate your stomach.
  • Gently massage yourself making circular clockwise motions with your palms, moving downwards from your stomach to your pubic bone and then back to your stomach. Repeat at least 30 times.
  • Now place your palms on each side of your abdomen just below your ribs and massage downwards towards your stomach. Use gentle massage strokes and make sure to always massage from top to bottom. You may repeat these as many times as you like, but make sure to do at least 10.
  • Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy.

 

 

Second type of Fertility Massage

This massage may be performed every day for 15 minutes. Before beginning this massage technique, ensure that your bladder is empty.

  • Rub your palms together to warm them, and apply any massage oil of your choice.
  • Locate your uterus.
  • Use your fingertips, gently apply some mild pressure across your abdomen along the upper edge of your uterus.
  • Now start applying moderate to deep pressure and locate the areas of your pelvic region that may feel tight and start massaging gently in circular motions, moving all the way around your lower abdominal region.
  • While massaging, always move your hands in the clockwise direction.
  • Try and locate the areas that feel tense and tight.
  • Inhale deeply and let your pelvic area relax.
  • Try visualizing your uterus, fallopian tubes, and your ovaries being immersed in light and positive healing energy and light.
  • Now open your mouth and relax your jaw; this will help release all the stress that is locked up in your pelvis.
  • Finish this massage by gently pressing in an up and down motion for at least 20 counts.
  • Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately.

Uterine Massage

This massage technique is often termed as the “uterus lift”. This massage is extremely useful since plenty of women have their uterus displaced from the natural position because of leading a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise.

  • Lie comfortably on a flat surface and place a small cushion below your knees so that your back is relaxed.
  • Gently place your fingertips on your pubic bone; this is located just below your pubic hair line.
  • Starting from your pubic bone, gently apply pressure using your fingertips and move towards your uterus by massaging slowly.
  • Now slowly pull your uterus up towards your navel.
  • Hold this position and count to 10 before you relax.
  • Repeat at least thrice.
  • Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately.

Ovary Massage

This massage technique is great to draw oxygen-rich blood to your ovaries. By improving circulation, it helps cure congestion in this vital area of your reproductive system.

  • Rub your palms together to warm them.
  • Lie on a flat, comfortable surface and relax your pelvic area by placing a small pillow under your knees.
  • Inhale deeply and release your breath slowly.
  • Relax your jaw.
  • Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself surrounded by iridescent light.
  • Relax your mind and try to not think about your worries.
  • Locate your ovaries.
  • Massage the areas of your ovaries, both on your left and your right side by using gentle but firm, circular clockwise motions of your fingertips.
  • In case you feel any tense muscles in these regions, massage more deeply by increasing and releasing the pressure gradually.
  • If you experience any feelings of discomfort or pain, ensure to not apply too much pressure.
  • Finish by taking in a single deep breath and releasing it slowly.
  • Try to imagine your ovaries and fallopian tubes healthy and devoid of any blockage or scarring.
  • Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately. If you have ovarian cysts, you may experience discomfort, in which case you would need to consult a certified massage therapist for guidance.

Fertility massages,  are effective in addressing many if not all reproductive issues including unexplained infertility all at once. An increasing number of women are trying out self-fertility massages because it is so much safer than consuming pharmaceutical drugs, having surgery and have found fertility massage to be effective at the same time.

For those of us dealing with infertility, being labeled as “infertile” has a lot more meaning. Infertility has a powerful impact on emotions and allowing our mental state to make us feel incapable of producing a family. First and foremost remember to not allow the overwhelming feelings associated with stress and anxiety to consume you. Allowing Stress to take the stage in our thoughts and lives won’t solve anything, instead it can further impair the health and wellbeing of your reproductive organs and encourage interpersonal conflict between you and your partner.

Also, remember that the less you know of something, especially when it comes to conceiving, the easier it is to panic. Therefore, it always helps to be aware of the extent of infertility issues in women. The more you read up, the better are your chances of having an informed conversation with your doctor to discover the main cause of your condition and the less you will stress. This will also give you the chance to be open to simpler, more cost-effective methods without any health side effects instead of confining yourself to surgery, in-vitro fertilization or other severe procedures which may not even be necessary.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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