Chinese fertility massage integrates deep tissue massage with acupressure techniques and essential oil therapy to restore energy and balance to a woman's reproductive system. By applying pressure to the lower abdomen and pressing or pulling the underlying organs with firm fingertip motions, the therapist tries to break up adhesions in the fallopian tubes and remove fibroids or scar tissue in the uterus and ovaries. The increased flow of blood and lymphatic fluid to the pelvic region nourishes, oxygenates and detoxifies the reproductive organs.
Understanding Chinese Fertility Massage
Traditional Chinese medicine is rooted in the belief that the flow of energy through the body is essential to good health. A disruption in the course of energy may be corrected by manipulating critical points in the anatomy. Chinese fertility massage draws this vital energy to the reproductive organs and loosens "cold" or congested tissues. While removing blockages from the reproductive system, Chinese fertility massage removes barriers to energy that prevent pregnancy. Herbs and essential oils are often used to enhance the effects of massage. The therapist may use oils like sage, tea tree or rose oil to stimulate the release of hormones and promote fertility.
The goal of Chinese fertility massage is to restore harmony in the reproductive system. Chinese fertility massage increases circulation to the uterus and ovaries, opens blocked fallopian tubes, helps regulate the menstrual cycle, brings the uterus back to its natural position, and offers relief from tension and stress. Women whose fallopian tubes have been scarred by infection or surgery may find that the treatments increase their chances of conceiving.
If performed correctly, this non-invasive therapy has few risks. Because of the pressure required to break up tubal blockages and pelvic lesions, it is not recommended that you have treatments during your period or during ovulation.
Therapies that Complement Chinese Fertility Massage
Acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies or aromatherapy may be combined with fertility massage to maximize the benefits of treatments. Any therapy that relieves tension and eases the flow of the body's energies will enhance the benefits of Chinese fertility massage.
Therapists Who Specialize in Chinese Fertility Massage
Look for a massage therapist or fertility specialist with a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, or a holistic fertility clinic that offers a range of alternative therapies.
With instruction from a practitioner, and some practice locating your reproductive organs with your fingertips, you can perform the treatments on your own body. Treatments may be performed daily, for 10 to 15 minutes a day.
Effectiveness of the Treatments
Chinese fertility massage may increase the success rate of In Vitro Fertilization by stimulating blood flow to the reproductive organs and removing blockages in the Fallopian tubes. Although there is no conclusive data linking Chinese fertility massage to success rates in fertilization or pregnancy, medical research supports the stress-reducing, health-promoting benefits of massage for women trying to conceive.