For most women, the issue of fertility is not something we think about. That is until we find out that we may not be as fertile as we assumed we were. When we find out that there is a problem, and conceiving in the traditional sense may be difficult if not impossible, we begin to research our options.

We may soon find ourselves faced with an onslaught of choices, therapies and treatments that address any number of the issues that may be causing the infertility. The stress that comes with trying to make the right choice alone can be counter-productive to our goal of creating a new life. Massage is a great place to start reducing these stress levels. More specifically – Fertility Massage.

Fertility Massage is a natural treatment that has been used for centuries all over the world to assist woman with conception. First and foremost it helps woman to relax, which is a large part of the problem to begin with.

Fertility requires a delicate balance of hormones for production, release, fertilization and implantation of an egg. Stress can inhibit the body’s natural ability to do this effectively.

Many women find that there is a physical cause for their infertility, such as adhesions, fibroids or endometriosis. Fertility Massage can directly treat any of these issues by gently breaking up adhesions and increasing blood flow to the affected organs.

A study, published 6/18/2004 by Medscape General Medicine OB/GYN & Women’s Health, studied two groups of women. One group was seeking to become pregnant on their own, while the other group was preparing to receive in vitro fertilization (IVF). Both groups had suspected or confirmed pelvic adhesions or inflammatory disease, such as endometriosis. Both groups received targeted bodywork therapy to their abdominal and pelvic area. In the first group, of the 14 patients available for follow-up, 71% became pregnant within one year (3 of them became pregnant a second time). Of the IVF group, there was a 66% rate of successful embryo transfers, which is significantly higher then the estimated odds ratio.

Fertility Massage, used in conjunction with traditional or alternative therapies such as Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for infertility.

* Medscape General Medicine OB/GYN & Woman’s Health published June 18th, 2004