Whether you have a family or you are doing it by yourself, having a baby can be very stressful. Support, guidance, and relaxation are a necessary for mom, dad, and baby in order to stay strong and healthy throughout the physical, mental and emotional adjustments of trying to conceive or getting ready to deliver a baby.
Massage for Fertility
Have you been trying to conceive but are finding it more difficult than you had ever imagined? Massage for fertility may be for you. The human body is like a large complex machine, everything needing to be put together in the right order for things to work properly. One thing out of place and it breaks down. To humans, that one thing could be something as simple as hormones which can be disrupted by prolonged stress.
Fertility massage focuses on reducing stress and anxiety while addressing problems that may be affecting your reproductive organs. It will also increase blood circulation, oxygen, digestion and nutrient absorption. Lie down on the soft table. Feel yourself drift away as gentle fingers massage your scalp, your hands, your feet, and your back. Shoulders drop, breath slows. Remove emotional and mental blocks, relax and let go.
Who could benefit from Fertility Massage?
Anyone wishing to conceive could benefit from fertility massage. With that being said, fertility massage could truly be useful if you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and other cervical abnormalities. Even those going through fertility treatments should consider regular massage. This is a stressful time and stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant. According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2012), researchers found that a 45-minute Swedish massage once or twice a week for a five-week period caused a decrease in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in participants. Because high cortisol levels are known to interfere with fertility, regular massage sessions can make a difference in your chances of pregnancy.