If you’re exploring natural methods to enhance your fertility, you may have come across the concept of fertility massage — an ancient practice to improve reproductive health.
What is fertility massage?
Fertility massage is a special form of massage that focuses on promoting the health and functioning of the reproductive system. It’s a non-invasive, drug-free technique that involves massaging the abdomen and lower back areas, aiming to improve blood circulation, promote hormonal balance, and enhance organ function.
Potential benefits of fertility massage
Improved blood circulation: Regular fertility massage may help to enhance blood flow to the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, providing these organs with vital nutrients and oxygen. Better blood circulation could improve egg health and encourage a healthy menstrual cycle.
Hormonal balance: Some practitioners believe that fertility massage can help to balance hormones by stimulating the endocrine glands. While more scientific evidence is needed, some women report positive changes in their menstrual cycle regularity and overall well-being.
Stress reduction: Massage in general is known for its ability to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Given that chronic stress can negatively impact fertility, incorporating fertility massage into your routine might be beneficial.
Detoxification: Fertility massage can potentially help the body detoxify by improving lymphatic drainage, which may support overall reproductive health.
How to perform fertility massage: While you can seek out a professional who specializes in fertility massage, you can also perform simple techniques at home. Always start by speaking with your healthcare provider to ensure these practices are safe for your individual health situation.
Here is a basic routine you can try:
- Warm-up: Begin by applying a warm compress to your lower abdomen to relax the muscles and increase blood flow
- Massage: Use your fingers to gently but firmly massage your lower abdomen in a circular motion, moving in a clockwise direction
- Ovary massage: Place your hands on each side of your lower abdomen (where your ovaries are located). Gently massage in a circular motion
- Uterine lift: Place your hands above your pubic bone and gently lift upwards. Hold for a few seconds, then release
- Finish with relaxation: End your session by lying quietly for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and absorb the benefits of the massage
Note: fertility massage should never cause pain. If you feel any discomfort, stop immediately.
Can fertility massages help make me pregnant?
Fertility massage could be a helpful addition to your fertility journey. However, it should not replace medical advice or treatments recommended by your healthcare provider. As with any natural therapy, results can vary greatly from person to person. If you’re interested in incorporating fertility massage into your routine, it’s recommended to discuss it with your healthcare provider to ensure it’s suitable for your particular situation.
Fertility massage in Thailand
Although fertility massage is not as known as traditional Thai massage, it’s becoming increasingly sought-after among couples looking to conceive. These services can often be found in specialized health and wellness spas in most major cities. The price for a session can vary depending on the reputation of the spa and the expertise of the therapist, ranging from around 45-150 USD.
Dr. Sirichet Anekpornwattana (Fertility doctor) (1 May 2023)
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