Many women already seek out natural therapies, such as acupuncture, for fertility or well-woman support. Like acupuncture, fertility massage is an alternative therapy that supports hormonal balance and enhances your body’s natural ability to heal.
Massage therapy can benefit women of all ages, in all stages of fertility. This includes teens and young women, peri- or post-menopausal women, and even women who have had hysterectomies.
Fertility massage can support women who are preparing to conceive naturally or with Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Women often receive fertility massage prior to an IVF, IUI, or other procedure, hoping to increase the chance of success. Massage can also be the first stop for many women who haven’t become pregnant after months of trying, but don’t yet wish to move forward with medical fertility treatments.
Fertility massage uses a combination of techniques to balance hormones, support healthy uterine position, and release scar tissue and adhesions throughout the abdomen. The purpose is to help create a healthy environment for conception, or to support general well-being and pain relief.
Techniques used in a fertility massage session include:
These approaches work together to relieve pain and improve the overall function of the reproductive and digestive systems.
Massage therapy does not replace your primary healthcare, but acts as a valuable complement. Every body and situation is unique. But in general, fertility massage can help reduce the need for medical interventions–and when medical care is needed, it can help increase the efficacy of treatment and support your recovery.
Your initial session includes a detailed discussion of your health history, and typically lasts 2 2.5 hours. When you schedule your initial session, you’ll receive a specialized intake form via email that must be completed prior to arriving for your visit.
Fertility massage is an external therapeutic technique, and you will always remain appropriately draped during your session.
If you’re trying to conceive, fertility massage should be scheduled prior to ovulation (within about the first two weeks of your cycle). Skip the fertility massage if there’s a chance you may already be pregnant, but feel free to book a regular massage for general relaxation and stress relief.
Your session at Lifelong Bodywork is performed by Deleen Long, certified Nurturing the Mother Fertility Massage Specialist. Deleen Long of Lifelong Bodywork is dedicated to giving compassionate, non-judgmental support to every woman and man seeking to feel better in their body. Regardless of your health history, philosophy, or personal beliefs, your unique experience is honored as you seek the right combination of medical and complementary care for you.