Abdominal Massage for Fertility

Abdominal Therapy is a noninvasive, external massage technique.  This specialized therapy focuses on mobility and proper positioning (alignment) of abdominal and reproductive organs.  

When abdominal and reproductive organs are in proper alignment, hormones, blood, and lymph fluid are unrestricted and able to circulate properly. When these organs are out of alignment, the flow of these essential substances is inhibited, leading to fertility challenges and health dysfunction. 

Abdominal massage is a modality that is unique among fertility treatments. This is the only approach that addresses the position of the uterus and ovaries, a factor that is commonly overlooked by other methods. Abdominal massage is offered in tandem to other approaches to reproductive health. 

Frequently, women with fertility challenges are also experiencing women's health and digestive health issues. All concerns will be addressed during sessions. 

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What fertility conditions do we support? 

  • Unexplained infertility

  • IVF preparation

  • IUI support

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis

  • Diminished ovarian reserve

  • Recurrent pregnancy loss

  • Absent or irregular menses

  • Tilted uterus

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Short or long cycles

Frequently asked questions 

When should I schedule my Initial Visit?

Aim to schedule your initial visit the during the week following your period. If you aren't having a period or it's irregular, timing is less of a factor, and you can schedule anytime during your cycle.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on symptoms and fertility challenges. A minimum of 1-2 sessions a month, for 3 months is recommended. This gives us time to address fertility issues, along with any other underlying conditions.

I'm preparing for IVF. When should I start Abdominal Therapy?

It's ideal to start abdominal therapy 3 months prior to retrieval, then continuing sessions until the day prior to the transfer. If you're already in the middle of an IVF cycle, it's okay to start sessions anytime. Abdominal therapy has a cumulative effect, so it's best to start sooner than later. 

I'm preparing for IVF. How many sessions will I need?

When preparing for IVF, 1-2 sessions a month is recommended. A session is recommended the day before your transfer as well. 

What should I eat before my session?

Eat a light meal or snack 2-3 hours before your session.

What to expect from an Abdominal Therapy session?

During your initial visit (90 minutes) plan to:

  • Review of your comprehensive intake for​m to set heath goals & determine a treatment plan

  • Receive an Abdominal Therapy session

  • Learn self-massage techniques

During your follow up session (60 minutes) plan to:

  • Receive an Abdominal Therapy session

  • Review self-massage techniques

The entire abdomen will be addressed during sessions (between the ribs and pubic bone); along with the low back and hips, as appropriate. All abdominal therapy is external.

When is Abdominal Therapy contraindicated?

  • After childbirth. Clients can return 6 weeks following a normal vaginal birth or 3 months following a C-section

  • When cancer or an active infection is present in the abdomen

  • During the first trimester of pregnancy

  • When an IUD is present 

Abdominal Therapy is a complementary therapy to enhance health and wellness. If you have a serious medical condition, please consult with your health care provider.