About Fertility Massage
Fertility Massage is a mind, body, and spirit protocol developed by Hall of Fame massage therapist, Claire Marie Miller. It opens, cleanses, and balances the body to enhance conception.
The work unifies many techniques from the bodywork field, fertility education, and research on nutrition and mind/body approaches. Stress reduction techniques, such as those utilized in Alice Domar’s Center for Mind/Body Health and Julia Indichova’s OVUM method, have been shown in a Harvard study to increase conception success rates from 20 percent to 52 percent prior to or during a second IVF cycle.
The Fertile Ground, LLC approach utilizes these specific massage techniques and enhances the experience with scientific mind/body methods to give a more integrative experience which may bring about even more significant benefit.
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FAQs About Fertility Massage
WHO BENEFITS FROM FERTILITY MASSAGE?
I have assisted individuals who are:
- In the beginning stage of conception.
- Thinking of utilizing assisted fertility methods.
- Currently undergoing assisted fertility procedures.
- Completed assisted fertility procedures without conception
- In the process of adoption.
- Considering ending their conception journey and moving in new directions.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN FERTILITY MASSAGE POSITIVELY IMPACT?
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Unexplained infertility
HOW MIGHT FERTILITY MASSAGE BENEFIT ME?
Fertility Massage is an integrative and somatic health approach that works to shift the body, mind and spirit to greater unity and balance. Numerous studies reveal that mind and body approaches lower blood pressure, stress, hormone levels, pain, anxiety, and depression. These integrative approaches also improve immune functioning. Fertility Massage helps individuals to listen and receive information from within and utilize this inner intelligence as a new tool for conception.
BODY: Increases lymphatics, enhances digestion, and decreases adhesions and congestion in the reproductive system and stress and tension in the muscles and nervous system.
MIND: Assists in balancing emotions, beliefs and stress on the journey to fertility with PSYCH-K®. Educational and coaching support in methods such as music, art, and movement may also be used to assist in mental and emotional balance.
SPIRIT: Energy and spiritual components such as cranio-sacral work, reflexology, meditation, and guided imagery help to complete the holistic framework.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AND WHAT IS THE COST?
Clients generally “know” if this process will be beneficial in supporting their journey to motherhood within the first visit. I have witnessed the greatest number of clients with fertility challenges become pregnant within 5-8 visits. Some clients prefer to have the massage done once per cycle. Others feel that a weekly session brings profound changes in their energy and wellness and believe this work assisted them in reaching their goals.
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS Initial Visit 2 hours $150 Sessions 2-4 1.5 hours $130 Sessions 5+ 1.5 hours $120
WHEN SHOULD I GET A FERTILITY MASSAGE?
The fertility massage should ideally be done prior to ovulation, but not during menstruation or if possibly pregnant. I will discuss optimal timing and potential other massage recommendations to assist in the conscious conception process.
WHAT OTHER TECHNIQUES DO YOU OFFER TO POSSIBLY ENHANCE MY POSSIBILITY OF CONCEPTION?
FOUR-MONTH MIND/BODY FERTILITY PROGRAM $1,500.
The 16 sessions include fertility massage or personalized bodywork (twice per month) and mind/body work from PSYCH-K, NIA, Laughter Yoga*, and other proven positive psychology techniques (two sessions per month). Program includes personalized mind-body coaching, and goal setting as well as steps to achieve the goals to bring your mind and body in greater balance and well-being for your fertility journey. There is specific goal setting, consistent follow-up, encouragement, and evaluation of progress.
*Laughter Yoga has been researched to significantly enhance fertility. The Nia technique utilizes somatic approaches with movement/dance to integrate the body mind and spirit. Look for specific classes using these techniques or Heather can provide one-on-one sessions in laughter yoga and Nia.