For thousands of years, sacred healers and wise individuals have known that using the natural approach of massage can help both to relieve stress and boost fertility. Today, modern medicine has been carefully incorporating the healing knowledge of the ancients with recent breakthroughs in biological and reproductive health, allowing massages to help unlock a woman’s full fertility.
As a woman’s body goes through various stages of pregnancy, it is absolutely imperative that she do everything possible to remain healthy. Before her body can be prepared to accept a child, a deep massage can help untangle important nerve tissues that will help promote uterine and reproductive health.
Administered by carefully-trained experts, an abdominal massage is a deep tissue massage, but designed to be both soothing and comforting. Using gentle but firm techniques, important nerve tissues can be slowly untangled, helping to stimulate reproductive organs. By carefully massaging the abdomen, the reproductive organs can be allowed to lie in their natural positions, greatly reducing pelvic and abdominal pain from adhesions that can lead to severe scarring of connective tissue.
Furthermore, a properly-conducted abdominal massage can lead to strong emotional releases. Considered by many healers to be a “second brain,” the abdomen is an emotional center where many people store repressed feelings. Once these toxic feelings have been released, the body can rise towards greater levels of health, allowing the reproductive system to work harmoniously with the rest of the body.
Many companies and health experts now offer courses on self-massages that can help boost fertility. Self-massages can also be used to help improve cramping and sensations of pain during the menstrual cycle, as well as pain during ovulation. Properly administered, a self-massage can help:
- Encourage the liver to dispose of excess hormones, thus keeping the body’s hormone levels in check
- Improve blood circulation and flow to both the uterus and the cervix
- Enhance the endocrine system
- Reposition a tilted uterus to its natural position
- Loosen up scar tissue
- Reduce stress and hormones caused by stress
- Flush the body of waste products, including old cell tissue and stagnant blood
Properly administered, a self-massage can also help break up adhesions and scars that could block the fallopian tubes.
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Endometriosis is a condition where certain tissues in the body that should be growing inside the uterus are found outside the uterus, causing severe pain and often critically linked to issues of infertility. While doctors and medical experts cannot agree on the causes of endometriosis, a properly-administered massage can help lessen irritation, decrease inflammation, break up adhesions and improve blood flow to the affected tissue, which may also block or affect the fallopian tubes. Fertility massages can help prevent and minimize the damage caused by endometriosis.
Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome
Commonly shortened to PCOS, and also known as hyperandrogenic anovulation, this refers to a series of symptoms brought on by a hormone imbalance. As the name suggests, this disease involves cysts growing on the ovaries, which can affect fertility. While doctors cannot agree on a firm cause for PCOS, they do agree that there is currently no known cure. Losing weight, improving overall health, and properly-administered massages can help increase blood circulation to the ovaries while also improving overall hormone balances in the body, greatly reducing the chance of PCOS blocking fertility.
Anxiety and Fertility
Many women commonly focus on the physical illnesses or infections that can affect their fertility and forget that anxiety and stress levels have an equally important role to play in reproductive health. Even under the best of circumstances, the road to getting pregnant can be quite stressful. Chronic stress and constantly elevated anxiety levels can shut down your body’s reproductive system as your brain is telling the body that it’s not ready to get pregnant yet. Women who are suffering from chronic stress may have altered brain chemistry that refuses to activate the ovaries, thus delaying ovulation.
Any massage that is soothing, comforting and relaxing, will serve to greatly reduce anxiety and stress levels. By reducing stress and tension in the body, overall health will increase, including reproductive health.