Ohhh…. Ahhh…. there is nothing like laying down naked on a warm table while someone is rubbing your back until you fall asleep. Well I try not to fall asleep so I can get my monies worth lol but I enjoy receiving massages on a regular. I go about once every three to four months for a deep tissue massage because I tend to get knots in my shoulders and back from having a desk job. So when I found out about fertility massages I was eager to try them out. I researched many different methods of fertility massage and I decided to try one mixed with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal therapy (ATMAT) for a number of various reasons. This massage seemed it would be most beneficial for my bodies specific needs and could help improve my fertility naturally. I researched online and found a holistic wellness center in Cleveland that focused on the prenatal and postpartum health of women. I found this center to be very helpful throughout my baby journey because they had many services for pre-natal and post-partum moms.
The benefits of ATMAT
ATMAT uses external, gentle manipulation massage to help reposition internal organs of the digestive and reproduction system that may have shifted in your body. There are many different factors that lead to organs being displaced in someones body. It can be caused from a simple everyday activity such as running or a more serious incident such as falling. Whatever may have caused your shift the techniques the therapist uses during this massage can help bring the organ back into alignment naturally. Both men and women can benefit from this massage and it helps to restore healthy blood, lymph, nerve and energy flow within their bodies. For women some of the benefits can range from realigning a tilted or prolapsed uterus, easing discomfort from menstrual cramps, regulating menstrual cycles and ovulation and aiding in resolving ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. There are many other benefits of ATMAT for women and men who are looking to improve their health holistically. I encourage you to research and make sure this is the best fertility massage for you and your specific symptoms.
Fertility Massage Basics
A general fertility massage is commonly done with ATMAT because of its ability to realign a woman’s uterus and increase the chances of conception. The fertility massage focuses on loosening and realigning the lower back, pelvis and hip region to prepare for conception. This massage also aids in breaking up adhesions and increasing circulation to the reproductive organs. Since having the HSG test and finding out I had possible adhesions around one of my fallopian tubes I decided that this massage would be best for me. The holistic wellness center where I received my massage at had gave me the option to combine both the fertility massage and the ATMAT for optimal results.
MY FERTILITY MASSAGE EXPERIENCE
On the day of the massage I was anxious and nervous at the same time. I did not know if it would be uncomfortable due to the fact that they would be breaking up adhesions in my abdomen physically. Like that sounds painful right? Well to my surprise the fertility massage was not painful at all. It was very relaxing, as most massages tend to be. We were in a dim lit room with calm music playing and the aroma of oils filled the air. The massage therapist asked me some questions regarding my health history to get a better understanding of why I was there. Then she led us in what I would call a spiritual ceremony to bring positive thoughts and energy into the atmosphere. I had to be fully undressed during the massage and I spent majority of the time on my back face up. Unlike any massage I had ever had the therapist pulled and dug deeply into my stomach especially near my pelvic area. She pressed firmly and moved her hands around in somewhat of a circular motion. There was no pain during the massage and I even think I dozed off from relaxation somewhere between the hour long sessions. After it was over the massage therapist taught me some at home self massage techniques. Similar to a regular massage I was told to rest and stay hydrated for the remainder of the day.
Abnormalities found during my massage
I asked the massage therapist if she felt any abnormalities during my massage? She informed me that my uterus was slightly tilted to the left and she did in fact feel the adhesions in my pelvic region. She commended me for coming and reassured me that I had made the right choice by having the massage done and it would in fact help improve my chances of becoming pregnant. I left the massage feeling hopeful that the treatment would be beneficial for me. I did do the self massage techniques at home along with my holistic fertility treatment routine. I found out I was pregnant a month after having the massage so I am confident that it did help me in someway.