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Self-Fertility Massages For Conception

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Looking forward to bringing a baby into this world? Difficulties in conceiving can be a huge letdown to dampen the experience. If you’re having trouble conceiving, you’re not alone. Most women spend early years of their lives trying very hard to avoid pregnancy. When they finally decide it’s time to conceive, many of them are surprised and highly frustrated to learn that getting pregnant may not be so easy after all. Furthermore, most of us find a direct correlation between our self-worth and our ability to give birth. Therefore, we start perceiving the failure to conceive as a central failure to ourselves.

A couple is usually diagnosed as “infertile” if they’ve had unprotected intercourse for 12 months and have had no conception. About one-third of infertility cases are caused because of women’s health problems.1 Luckily, there is a completely safe solution for many of the health issues that lead to infertility in women.

What Is A Self Fertility Massage?

Hot oils are usually used in self-fertility massages.

A fertility massage is an all-natural fertility therapy that was originally designed to help women conceive. It is a series of simple massage techniques such as Chi Nei Tsang (Asian organ massage), myofascial release, acupressure, reflexology, deep tissue massage, and massage oil therapy to support your menstrual cycle, reproductive health, and your fertility.

Once you learn to apply these massage techniques on yourself, you can be more in charge of your well-being and your ability to conceive. A self-fertility massage helps you connect your mind and body, thus allowing healing forces to boost your mental, physical, and emotional health. This helps you become stronger in dealing with your anxiety and fear about your reproductive health, something that is extremely important when preparing for conception.

A self-fertility massage can, therefore, prove to be an effective, inexpensive way to boost your body’s fertility naturally to help reduce the risks of infertility.

The physical health benefits of self-fertility massages include:

  • Strengthening your reproductive organs
  • Preparing your muscles for birthing
  • Clearing out your fallopian tubes so that both the egg and the sperm can have unhindered movement
  • Improving digestion and fighting any discomfort in and around the abdomen
  • Preventing depression and stress and promoting relaxation
  • Removing unwanted tissues especially those from pelvic injuries and previous menstruation
  • Helping in repositioning of a tilted uterus
  • Generating movement that will help break down cysts in the case of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Reducing painful cramps during menstruation
  • Regulating the menstrual cycle and solving issues such as shorter or longer menstrual cycles
  • Aiding the liver in detoxification of the body and cleaning out excess hormones
  • Reducing clotting during menstruation
  • Breaking up pelvic adhesions and stimulating blood circulation for speedy recovery of scars

Learn more about the benefits of fertility massages.

How To Give A Self Fertility Massage

Learning to locate your reproductive organs is important for a good self fertility massage.

By following these guidelines, you can easily learn how to perform a fertility massage therapy on your own body.

The first step to being able to give yourself a good fertility massage is learning how to locate your reproductive organs. You will be using these techniques to locate your uterus and your ovaries while giving yourself a fertility massage. The main purpose of this is to help promote an optimum flow of oxygen-rich blood to your ovaries, the organs that are responsible for supplying the eggs to be fertilized.

Locating Your Reproductive Organs

  • The Uterus – Join both your thumbs at your navel region and stretch your remaining fingers downwards towards your pubic bone. Your fingers should make an upside down triangular shape. Your uterus is located where your fingers meet.
  • The Ovaries – Do a rough calculation and measure approximately 4 inches down from your navel and 3 inches to the left and to the right. This is where your ovaries are located.

1. Reproductive Organs Massage

How To Give A Self Fertility Massage: Reproductive Organs Massage

This part of the fertility massage is meant to aid stimulation of your digestive and reproductive organs. This massage can be practiced every day in the morning and evening.

  • Lie on a surface that is comfortable but firm. Bend your knees slightly or let them rest them on a pillow.
  • Take a single deep breath in and then breathe out.
  • Now rub your hands together to warm the skin on your palms, and take a little oil you can use for massaging such as olive or almond oil.
  • Close your eyes slowly and begin breathing in deep, slowly. Inhale and exhale deeply thrice.
  • Visualize yourself in an environment that makes you feel relaxed and refreshed.
  • Place your palm on your stomach, just above your belly button. Place your other palm on top, and take about three or four slow, deep breaths to familiarize yourself with this area of your body. Use this time to locate your stomach.
  • Gently massage yourself making circular clockwise motions with your palms, moving downwards from your stomach to your pubic bone and then back to your stomach. Repeat at least 30 times.
  • Now place your palms on each side of your abdomen just below your ribs and massage downwards towards your stomach. Use gentle massage strokes and make sure to always massage from top to bottom. You may repeat these as many times as you like, but make sure to do at least 10.

Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy.

2. Self Massage For Fertility

Self Massage For Fertility

This massage may be performed every day for 15 minutes. Before beginning this massage technique, ensure that your bladder is empty.

  • Rub your palms together to warm them, and apply any massage oil of your choice.
  • Locate your uterus.
  • Use your fingertips, gently apply some mild pressure across your abdomen along the upper edge of your uterus.
  • Now start applying moderate to deep pressure and locate the areas of your pelvic region that may feel tight and start massaging gently in circular motions, moving all the way around your lower abdominal region. While massaging, always move your hands in the clockwise direction.
  • Try and locate the areas that feel tense and tight. Inhale deeply and let your pelvic area relax. Try visualizing your uterus, fallopian tubes, and your ovaries being immersed in light and positive healing energy and light. Now open your mouth and relax your jaw; this will help release all the stress that is locked up in your pelvis.
  • Finish this massage by gently pressing in an up and down motion for at least 20 counts.

Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately.

3. Uterine Massage

How To Give A Self Fertility Massage: Uterine Massage

This massage technique is often termed as the “uterus lift”. This massage is extremely useful since plenty of women have their uterus displaced from the natural position because of leading a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise.

  • Lie comfortably on a flat surface and place a small cushion below your knees so that your back is relaxed.
  • Gently place your fingertips on your pubic bone; this is located just below your pubic hair line.
  • Starting from your pubic bone, gently apply pressure using your fingertips and move towards your uterus by massaging slowly.
  • Now slowly pull your uterus up towards your navel. Hold this position and count to 10 before you relax. Repeat at least thrice.

Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately.

4. Ovary Massage

How To Give A Self Fertility Massage: Ovary Massage

This massage technique is great to draw oxygen-rich blood to your ovaries. By improving circulation, it helps cure congestion in this vital area of your reproductive system.

  • Rub your palms together to warm them.
  • Lie on a flat, comfortable surface and relax your pelvic area by placing a small pillow under your knees.
  • Inhale deeply and release your breath slowly. Relax your jaw.
  • Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself surrounded by iridescent light. Relax your mind and try to not think about your worries.
  • Locate your ovaries.
  • Massage the areas of your ovaries, both on your left and your right side by using gentle but firm, circular clockwise motions of your fingertips. In case you feel any tense muscles in these regions, massage more deeply by increasing and releasing the pressure gradually. If you experience any feelings of discomfort or pain, ensure to not apply too much pressure.
  • Finish by taking in a single deep breath and releasing it slowly.
  • Try to imagine your ovaries and fallopian tubes healthy and devoid of any blockage or scarring.

Note: This massage should be carried out only between the stages of menstruation and ovulation. This is not meant to be done during your periods, during the luteal phase post ovulation or during pregnancy. In case you feel any kind of pain or discomfort while self-massaging, make sure to stop immediately. If you have ovarian cysts, you may experience discomfort, in which case you would need to consult a certified massage therapist for guidance.

Is Fertility Massage Right For You?

Is Fertility Massage Right For You

For most women suffering from infertility, there is always just one recommendation – direct medical intervention such as hormone injections, in-vitro fertilization, oral hormone therapy, drug therapy, or surgery. It is true that these procedures do work for some women, but there is no denying that they are not only expensive and time-consuming, but also highly invasive, and come with their own set of serious side effects.

Also, all these treatments are prescribed to treat symptoms of infertility without even diagnosing the root cause of the problem. There are times when doctors are simply unable to find any medical problem that may be impeding conception (such cases are termed as “unexplained fertility”), while in many women, infertility problems can be the direct result of a number of health issues like:

  • Endometriosis
  • Scar tissues
  • Tilted uterus
  • Accumulation of toxins
  • Blockages in the fallopian tubes
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Blood clots during menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Uterine fibroids
  • High FSH levels
  • Poor egg Health
  • Ovarian failure
  • Lack of menstruation
  • Anovulation
  • Excessive mensuration
  • Constipation and gas
  • Pain during ovulation
  • Stress and anxiety

Conventional medical methods have no treatments for these issues other than bypassing the main issue and recommending in vitro fertilization treatments. Fertility massages, however, are effective in addressing all of the above issues including unexplained infertility all at once. An increasing number of women are trying out self-fertility massages because it is so much safer than consuming pharmaceutical drugs and surgery and effective at the same time.

The word “infertile” may just seem like a label, but it’s actually a lot more than that, for it can have a powerful impact on your emotions by making you feel incapable. The first thing to remember is to not be overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. Stress won’t solve anything; instead, it will only further impair the health of your reproductive organs and give rise to interpersonal conflict between you and your partner.

Also, remember that the less you know of something, especially when it comes to conceiving, the easier it is to panic. Therefore, it always helps to be aware of the extent of infertility issues in women. The more you read up, the better are your chances of having an informed conversation with your doctor to discover the main cause of your condition and the less you will stress. This will also give you the chance to be open to simpler, more cost-effective methods without any health side effects instead of confining yourself to surgery, in-vitro fertilization or other severe procedures which may not even be necessary.

References   [ + ]

1. Infertility Fact Sheet. Office on Women’s Health.