What is a Womb or Fertility massage?
I trained in Womb and Fertility Massage Therapy™ in 2017. This sacred massage draws on the ancient wisdom passed down by women from different indigenous cultures through their respective cultures.
I know this as I recall sitting with my mother and aunts in a circle. Listening to them laugh and share stories whilst eating beautiful food and offerings in these circle. Of course they were women sitting with women and this is something that was done since time.
A familiar pattern of meeting that continued throughout my childhood, then as a young women and again later still after my marriage. We sit as equal, sisters (penji’s ) sharing stories with our mothers, aunts, and now our daughters.
I grew up in a house where my maji ( grandmother) massaged away any ailments when we were children. She indulged us with head and tummy massages and during our periods. Fed us ayurvedic food from our heritage and the reason I later trained in Natural Nutrition to understand the fortifying components of holistic whole foods.
When I trained in Fertility massage 2017, I saw how nurturing the massage was and it brought back fond memories of my grans massages and food ceremonies.
The pure pleasure of receiving this massage and of how nourishing it is for the visceral connections for the internal pelvic and abdominal organs, sacral, womb, and how amazing this massage is for women who need a space to restore these organs.
A Womb and Fertility massage centres on the back, sacral, abdomen and works it magic to sooth the reproductive and digestive systems. THis therapy is not invasive and uses many energetic release techniques to encourage the body to restore itself.
The techniques help massage internal organs and re-align them releasing any internal pressure, as it strengthens and offers gentle stimulation and support as it helps increase circulation and blood flow within the abdominal area and pelvic bowl. This blood flow and circulation is highly supportive the body for it to optimise the function of digestive and reproductive organs for women’s wellness and restoration.
This massage improves circulation of the blood, and restores hormones. It eases tension in the muscles, fascia or organs, allowing them to move freely with the body.
DID YOU KNOW: the fallopian tubes should be mobile so they can reach over to the opposite ovary for egg collection when needed and makes this massage so helpful as improved circulation makes this possible.
Women come to see me who need support in their healing journey or fertility journey, and for IVF or natural conception support using natural nutrition. Others may experience discomfort with menstrual health or period pains, ovarian cysts, endometriosis or if they are in recovery from any other gynecological issues. This massage will also see an improvement with digestive issues and hormonal imbalances as the deeper massage is supportive for these complaints as it soothes away discomfort and reconnects the whole body to relax.
What benefits are there for a Womb or Fertility massage?
Receiving a monthly womb or fertility massage can provide many benefits for the whole reproductive system:
- Helps to reposition a tilted uterus
- Promotes hormonal balance
- Massage helps to break down scar tissue
- 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
- Prevents stagnation and detoxes the organs
- Supports the immune system and thus fertility
The massage also has many benefits for the digestive system such as:
- Improves gut motility and reduces constipation
- Encourages optimum release of enzymes
- Reduce bloating
- Relief for IBS
- Colon health and constipation
- Promotes relaxation and thus improves digestive nerve function
- Aiding liver detoxification
Hormones and Re-balance
The massage is thought to release feel good hormones, like oxytocin and promotes hormonal balance by clearing pathways for feedback between reproductive organs and endocrine system. Improving blood flow to the organs helps hormones feedback and can be important for menstrual cycle health and help aid the thickening of the endometrial lining in the womb to support a regular ovulation. By promoting liver function and detoxification the body is able to get rid of excess oestrogen and inhibit oestrogen dominance.
Fertility massage can helpfully break down scar tissue and adhesions which are associated with e.g. endometriosis,PCOS, caesareans, failed IVF, hysterectomy, blocked fallopian tubes, pelvic issues and abdominal surgery. It also helps increase circulation in the abdominal organs for the spleen, diaphragm,the liver, pancreas, stomach, colon, ovaries, womb, pelvis bowl etc.
Improving circulation and blood flow increases the flow of oxygenated blood into tissues and organs and is helpful for any cell renewal that might be needed which is helpful to a healthy cycle and every cell in the body. A healthy pelvic bowl will promote quality egg production and the blood supply to the womb will be help a successful egg transfer in IVF and for endometrial lining when needed for supporting a successful implantation of an embryo;. And for optimising the quality of cervical mucus for a healthy environment in the vagina and in helping sperm get to the right place.
Good blood circulation helps good blood flow in lymph flow out as it removes natural cellular waste to improve the environment of the internal tissues.
This massage is also great for helping the womb clear out congested old blood that could be stuck after a menstruation. This is seen as brown blood at the beginning of a cycle and again at the end of a period. This happens often when the womb is tilted front, back or sideways. Old blood is not great as it creates residue toxins and contribute to monthly period pains. And old blood building up may be due to poor circulation.
Finally a Fertility and Womb Massage reduces pain as it releases endorphins during the massage. Long-term pain can be helped by reducing scar tissue and in the removal of old blood.T
This massage is super for promoting gut motility and aiding the detoxification of a regular bowel movement. The colon is our 3rd lung and so the flow is important.
Also since it is so close to the reproductive system, any constipation will cause more toxins to build up in the area and have a negative impact pelvic organ health, and so massaging will promote the gentle release of endorphins which is our natural defense and painkiller.
What can you expect a Womb and Fertility Massage Therapy treatment?
Soft lighting, ambient music and the warming and cosy smells of essential oils fill the air. Let go and be taken care of for 60-90 mins in a immersive and indulgent experience of sacred massage.
Gentle release work on the abdominal, sacral and womb, and other digestive organs as described above.
Arrive in a dreamily state where you are given permission to slowdown and be offered some emotional and energetic healing release work. Gentle pulsing, rocking and rebozo (Mexican shawl) which wraps around the head, abdominal and feet and cocooned with additional blankets allowing you to full immerse yourself in being taken care of by an expert practitioner.
At the end of the treatment you are given food suggestions to help on the journey of restoration.