What to Expect
Your first fertility massage session will begin with an in-depth consultation. We will discuss your health history, diagnoses, and treatments- but we will also focus on your overall health and lifestyle. Understanding your unique situation is very important to determining next steps.
After our consultation, you will undress and get comfortable on the massage table. We will begin by applying a warm castor oil pack to your abdominals, followed by massage techniques designed to relax tight muscle, free up adhesions around your reproductive and digestive organs, stimulate hormone production, and provide circulation and proper alignment of your pelvis. We will also incorporate some reflexology on your feet, to stimulate specific acupressure points known to aid with fertility and hormonal balance. If appropriate, we may apply some essential oils during the massage.
The abdominals can be a sensitive area, one many of us are self-conscious of and are apprehensive to have touched. We will ease in to these massage techniques to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed the entire time.
After your session, you will be given homework! Fertility massage works best when performed at least every other day. Coming in to the office for every treatment would be time-consuming (not to mention expensive) and is unlikely to fit into the average schedule. We will discuss at length how and when to perform massage on yourself.
Lastly, we will schedule a follow up appointment for about a week after your first session. By this time you will have performed self-massage a few times, and we will be able to discuss how you feel and what steps we need to take next.
Fertility massage is not a guaranteed success, and is not a quick fix to a complicated issue. The effects of fertility massage may take time, and we will continue to assess you and your body's needs often to design a treatment that is effective for you.
Ready to book your appointment? My office is at Integrative Massage Associates of Albany. Click the "Schedule" button below to and select my name to schedule online. (Fertility massage needs to be performed at specific times during your cycle to be effective, so once you book I will reach out to confirm whether the timing is right for you.)
I am honored to help you on your journey toward conception and motherhood.
*Note: At this time, Fertility Sessions are for women only.