Regularly receiving fertility massage provides many benefits for the reproductive system. Some of the benefits are:
Helps to reposition a tilted uterus
Promotes hormonal balance
Massage helps to break up scar tissue
Helps to bring fresh blood to the uterus
Helps to reduce stress & stress hormones
Increases circulation to the uterus & cervix
Improves endocrine system communication
Encourages the liver to get rid of excess hormones
Promotes hormonal balance by strengthening the hormonal feedback loop
Helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood and tissues
In 2003 I personally underwent a treatment protocol at “Clear Passages Therapy” Founders Physical Therapist Belinda Wurn and her husband, Massage Therapist Larry Wurn, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of manual soft-tissue therapy including massage in treating women with infertility. these studies took place from 1998 and 2003. These clients were known to have adhesions in their abdomen/pelvic area, and concluded that “site-specific protocol of manual soft-tissue therapy facilitates fertility in women with a wide array of adhesion-related infertility and biomechanical reproductive organ dysfunction.”
The studies included women who are experiencing or have experienced pelvic pain, adhesions, bicornuate uterus, D&C, ectopic pregnancy, fibroids, failure to ovulate (ovulation), hydrosalpinx, irregular menstrual periods, hormonal problems, tubal occlusion, ovarian cystectomy, myomectomy, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, etc.
The book “Miracle Moms, Better Sex Less Pain” was written by Larry and Belinda Wurn and Richard King, MD. The book consists of 80 individual patient narratives and their stories with fertility and manual therapies.
By now you can see that using massage therapy to help your fertility is very beneficial. There are many issues that the fertility massage may be able to help.
Is Fertility Massage For You?
Are you experiencing any of the following?
Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Blood clots during menstruation
High FSH levels
Poor Egg Health
Stress from infertility
Lack of menstruation
Pain during ovulation
Can This Protocol Help with Fertility Issues?
There are many fertility issues that this therapy can assist with. Some of these fertility issues are:
Blocked Fallopian Tubes
One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions. This massage protocol gently helps to break up adhesions while helping the body to get rid of the remaining scar tissue. The techniques used include massaging the fallopian tubes in addition to the uterus and ovaries. Massage provides a great non-invasive option for women with blocked fallopian tubes.
Fertility Massage techniques help the body with congestive issues like endometriosis. When endometrial tissues begin to grow in other areas of the body besides the uterus, irritation occurs which then can create scar tissue. This in turn can cause organs to begin to become stuck together by the scar tissue and tight fascia. It may also cause Fallopian tubes to begin to twist. Massage can be used to help breakup the adhesions, decrease the inflammation, and help the body to rid itself of the old blood left from the endometrial tissues.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is another fertility issue that causes stagnation in the body. When ovulation does not occur and a cysts begins to grow on the ovaries, this causes a series of imbalances to occur, one of the main ones being hormonal imbalance. Fertility Massage includes techniques which promote the hormonal feedback loop to communicate fully which in turn helps the body to ovulate, menstruate, and be in balance. Massage also can help to bring circulation to the ovaries, helping to nourish and bring fresh blood to your eggs. While diet is still the #1 therapy for PCOS, specific massage techniques can really help to make a difference.
When it comes to unexplained infertility, the best approach is to focus on creating a healthy body, a healthy mind, and bringing balance to your life. This approach helps to cover all bases and create a healthy body without causing further harm. Massage can be helpful in many ways if you are experiencing unexplained infertility. The techniques help to increase circulation which in turn helps to increase egg health by bringing fresh oxygenated, nutrient filled blood to the eggs. Specific fertility massage techniques also help with stress that comes along with infertility. Stress has been shown in studies to affect hormonal balance by increasing prolactin (the hormone that keeps you from getting pregnant while you are breastfeeding).
One of the main benefits of fertility massage is that it increases circulation to the ovaries. This can be helpful if you have ovarian cysts by helping to clear out congestion, reduce inflammation, and promote hormonal balance. In conjunction with reducing environmental and dietary estrogen.
Do you get cramps every menstrual cycle? While there are many different causes of menstrual cramps, massage may help most of them. Let’s look at a few of the reasons menstrual cramps occur:
The uterus is contracting to expel old blood
A “cold uterus” – This is a term used in TCM which means a uterus that is lacking proper circulation.
Scar tissue left from surgery, PID, or endometriosis may cause a lot of pain when the uterus contracts during menstruation.
Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to effect PMS and menstrual cramps.
Massage encourages healthy communication between the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and the ovaries. This is called the “feedback loop”. It controls the levels of hormones produced in the body. By massaging the ovaries and including the stress-relieving benefits of massage, a healthier balance can be found in the body. The liver may also be massaged to help in achieving balance. The liver is another important organ for hormonal balance.
Improving Egg Health
One of the foundations of natural fertility is promoting egg health through eating nutrient-dense foods and antioxidants which help to protect the egg’s integrity from free radicals. Another important aspect to egg health is proper oxygen, nutrients, and circulation. Specific massage techniques for fertility help to bring much needed circulation to the ovaries, therefore, supplying the eggs with oxygen and antioxidants.
Stress Caused from Fertility Issues
While trying to stay stress free during your journey towards motherhood is important, it can sometimes seem impossible.
The fertility massage protocol is a very relaxing and a great stress-relieving therapy. While you are receiving a massage, the body begins to relax, blood flow increases, endorphins (feel good hormones) release, and muscles let go..
Many health issues can be traced back to poor circulation. Having healthy circulation is key to fertility and overall health because getting fresh, clean, oxygenated blood to our organs and cells is of the utmost importance. Massage helps the body to return blood to the heart for oxygen, helps to move lymph fluids, and helps the body to process and get rid of toxins found in organs and muscles. There are many causes of poor circulation. The main ones being:
Sitting for long periods of time
Lack of exercise
By no means these statements are used to diagnose. Adding in an enhanced protocol for fertility massage can greatly increase the odds of achieving homeostasis or balance in the body. Our bodies want desperately to heal themselves and this complementary therapy can be just what is needed to achieve that and the end result you are looking for.