Self Fertility Massage™ is a series of massage techniques that are used to help support reproductive health, the menstrual cycle, and your fertility. I created this natural fertility therapy to help women apply the fertility massage techniques for themselves. Self Fertility Massage™ is a very effective and low-cost way to boost your fertility naturally and help reduce the effects of fertility issues on your body.
I have worked with thousands of clients as a massage therapist over the last decade and have seen many life changing results from the use of massage therapy. The techniques taught in Self Fertility Massage™ help the body to become balanced, have healthy circulation, increase immune system health, decrease stress, and much much more.
The Benefits of Self Fertility Massage™
Regularly receiving fertility massage provides many benefits for the reproductive system. Some of the benefits are:
- Helps to reposition a tilted uterus
- Promotes hormonal balance
- Massage helps to break up scar tissue
- Helps to bring fresh blood to the uterus
- Helps to reduce stress & stress hormones
- Increases circulation to the uterus & cervix
- Improves endocrine system communication
- Encourages the liver to get rid of excess hormones
- Promotes hormonal balance by strengthening the hormonal feedback loop
- Helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood and tissues
Two prominent studies from 1998 and 2003 led by Physical Therapist Belinda Wurn and her husband, Massage Therapist Larry Wurn, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of manual soft-tissue therapy including massage in treating women with infertility* who were known to have adhesions in their abdomen/pelvic area, and concluded that “site-specific protocol of manual soft-tissue therapy facilitates fertility in women with a wide array of adhesion-related infertility and biomechanical reproductive organ dysfunction.”
*The studies included women who are experiencing or have experienced pelvic pain, adhesions, bicornuate uterus, D&C, ectopic pregnancy, fibroids, failure to ovulate (an ovulation), hydrosalpinx, irregular menstrual periods, hormonal problems, tubal occlusion, ovarian cystectomy, myomectomy, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, etc. (the list is much longer than this).
By now you can see that using massage therapy to help your fertility is very beneficial. There are many issues that fertility massage may be able to help. Take the quiz below and see if Self Fertility Massage™ is right for you…
Is Self Fertility Massage™ For You? Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Blocked Fallopian Tubes
- Blood clots during menstruation
- Ovarian Cysts
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Uterine Fibroids
- Unexplained Infertility
- High FSH levels
- Poor Egg Health
- Ovarian Failure
- Stress from infertility
- Lack of menstruation
- Excessive Mensuration
- Pain during ovulation
- Tilted uterus
- Scar tissue
Can Self Fertility Massage™ Help with Fertility Issues?
There are many fertility issues that Self Fertility Massage™ can assist with. Some of these fertility issues are:
Blocked Fallopian Tubes
One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions. Self Fertility Massage™ gently helps to break up adhesions while helping the body to get rid of the remaining scar tissue. The techniques used in Self Fertility Massage include massaging the fallopian tubes in addition to the uterus and ovaries. Massage provides a great non-intrusive option for women with blocked fallopian tubes.
Self Fertility Massage™ helps the body with congestive issues like endometriosis. When endometrial tissues begin to grow in other areas of the body besides the uterus, irritation occurs which then can create scar tissue. This in turn can cause organs to begin to become stuck together by the scar tissue and tight fascia. It may also cause Fallopian tubes to begin to twist. Massage can be used to help breakup the adhesions, decrease the inflammation, and help the body to rid itself of the old blood left from the endometrial tissues.
Self Fertility Massage™ may also help with the occasional pain that is caused from endometriosis. Endorphins are released during a massage which help to reduce pain and stress.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is another fertility issue that causes stagnation in the body. When ovulation does not occur and a cysts begins to grow on the ovaries, this causes a series of imbalances to occur, one of the main ones being hormonal imbalance. Self Fertility Massage™ includes techniques which promote the hormonal feedback loop to communicate fully which in turn helps the body to ovulate, menstruate, and be in balance. Massage also can help to bring circulation to the ovaries, helping to nourish and bring fresh blood to your eggs. While diet is still the #1 therapy for PCOS, Self Fertility Massage™ can really help to make a difference.
When it comes to unexplained infertility, the best approach is to focus on creating a healthy body, a healthy mind, and bringing balance to your life. This approach helps to cover all bases and create a healthy body without causing further harm. Self Fertility Massage™ can be helpful in many ways if you are experiencing unexplained infertility. The techniques help to increase circulation which in turn helps to increase egg health by bringing fresh oxygenated, nutrient filled blood to the eggs. Self Fertility Massage™ also helps with stress that comes along with infertility. Stress has been shown in studies to affect hormonal balance by increasing prolactin (the hormone that keeps you from getting pregnant while you are breastfeeding).
One of the main benefits of Self Fertility Massage™ is that it increases circulation to the ovaries. This can be helpful if you have ovarian cysts by helping to clear out congestion, reduce inflammation, and promote hormonal balance. In conjunction with reducing environmental and dietary estrogen, Self Fertility Massage™ should be a part of every woman’s fertility program.
Slight caution: Avoid directly massaging an ovary that has an ovarian cyst, especially if the ovarian cyst is quite large.
Do you get cramps every menstrual cycle? While there are many different causes of menstrual cramps, massage may help most of them. Let’s look at a few of the reasons menstrual cramps occur:
- The uterus is contracting to expel old blood
- A “cold uterus” – This is a term used in TCM which means a uterus that is lacking proper circulation.
- Scar tissue left from surgery, PID, or endometriosis may cause a lot of pain when the uterus contracts during menstruation.
- Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to effect PMS and menstrual cramps.
- Tilted uterus
A 2000 study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, shares that “Twenty-four women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD) were randomly assigned to a massage therapy or a relaxation therapy group. The massage group showed decreases in anxiety, depressed mood and pain immediately after the first and last massage sessions. The longer term (5 week) effects of massage therapy included a reduction in pain and water retention and overall menstrual distress…” offering enough proof to suggest massage therapy as part of natural fertility program for women experiencing any level of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Self Fertility Massage™ encourages a healthy uterus by helping to realign a tilted uterus, increase circulation to warm a “cold uterus” by bringing in nutrient-rich blood, and breaking up scar tissue and adhesion in order to improve uterine tone and function.
Massage encourages healthy communication between the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and the ovaries. This is called the “feedback loop”. It controls the levels of hormones produced in the body. By massaging the ovaries and including the stress-relieving benefits of massage, a healthier balance can be found in the body. In Self Fertility Massage™ the liver is also massaged, which is another important organ for hormonal balance.
Improving Egg Health
One of the foundations of natural fertility is promoting egg health through eating nutrient-dense foods and antioxidants which help to protect the egg’s integrity from free radicals. Another important aspect to egg health is proper oxygen, nutrients, and circulation. Self Fertility Massage™ helps to bring much needed circulation to the ovaries, therefore, supplying the eggs with oxygen and antioxidants.
Stress Caused from Fertility Issues
While trying to stay stress free during your journey towards motherhood is important, it can sometimes seem impossible. Co-director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles Margareta Pisarska believes that continued focus of research needs to be on how conception can be interfered with by the physiological effects of stress.
Self Fertility Massage™ is a very relaxing routine that you can also use as a stress-relieving therapy. While you are receiving a massage, the body begins to relax, blood flow increases, endorphins (feel good hormones) release, and muscles let go. Making Self Fertility Massage™ a part of your routine can bring a peace to your day that is priceless.
In one study published in the journal Human Reproduction, 401 couples participated in a prospective cohort study over 12 months with the intent to prove the correlation between elevated stress levels and instances of pregnancy. “Higher levels of stress as measured by salivary alpha-amylase are associated with a longer time-to-pregnancy (TTP) and an increased risk of infertility… Among the 401 (80%) women who completed the protocol, 347 (87%) became pregnant and 54 (13%) did not,” reported researchers. These findings alone prove stress management techniques, which include massage, are a much needed part of any couple’s fertility journey.
Many health issues can be traced back to poor circulation. Having healthy circulation is key to fertility and overall health because getting fresh, clean, oxygenated blood to our organs and cells is of the utmost importance. Massage helps the body to return blood to the heart for oxygen, helps to move lymph fluids, and helps the body to process and get rid of toxins found in organs and muscles. There are many causes of poor circulation. The main ones being:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Lack of exercise
- High cholesterol
How Self Fertility Massage™ Works…
Massage has been used for centuries to help women increase their fertility and create a healthy uterus. To understand how Self Fertility Massage works you will need to understand the female reproductive anatomy. There are three major fertility organs that Self Fertility Massage is going to affect. These include the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries as well as the stomach, liver, and intestines.
The uterus is located behind the bladder in the bottom of the pelvic cavity. Self Fertility Massage helps a uterus that has become tilted, is compressed by feces impacted intestines, and suffers from a lack of circulation. There are various reasons the uterus may not be getting enough circulation.
The main artery that supplies the uterus with blood also supplies the legs with blood. If you lead a sedentary or stressful life then circulation could easily be compromised. There are many other reasons the uterus may not be getting enough circulation, such as twisted fallopian tubes, congestion, tight fascia, inflammation, endometrial tissues, scar tissue, or past surgeries to the area.
The ovaries are located in front of the uterus, next to the pelvic bone. Self Fertility Massage can help the ovaries by bringing fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to the eggs.
Fallopian Tube Massage
The fallopian tubes are attached to the sides of the uterus. Self Fertility Massage is very helpful in helping the body to clear blocked tubes and helping to loosen scar tissue in the reproductive system.
We will also be massaging the stomach, liver, and intestines. Massaging the stomach is important for helping digestion and reducing stress. You may notice once we start the massage that your stomach may feel hard to the touch or tight. A lot of people hold stress in their stomachs. Dr. John Lee also says that hormonal balance starts in the digestive system.
Liver massage helps the liver to do its job of getting toxins and excess hormones out of the body.The liver is located on the right side of the body just behind and below the bottom ribs. We will be doing a technique called the liver pump. This technique helps the liver to pump out toxins and excess hormones.
Massaging the intestines is important for general health and fertility. By massaging the intestines you are helping your body to eliminate feces that may be stuck or impacted. Digestive and intestinal health is very important for fertility. Many of the nutrients are absorbed from food in the upper intestines. In addition, feces-impacted intestines can become heavy and put unnecessary weight on the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.
- Do not do Self Fertility Massage™ while you are menstruating.
- Do not do Self Fertility Massage™ if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
- If you are currently trying to conceive, do fertility massage from the last day of your period until ovulation.
- Discontinue Self Fertility Massage™ once you find out you are pregnant.
- If you have health issues, consult with your physician before beginning Self Fertility Massage.
Techniques Used in Self Fertility Massage
A wide range of massage techniques are used in Self Fertility Massage™.
Self Fertility Massage™ incorporates Chi Nei Tsang (Asian organ massage), deep tissue massage, myofascial release, acupressure, reflexology, and castor oil therapy.
Chi Nei Tsang
Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient form of organ massage. It is a massage technique used to clear blocked energy, tension, and stress that accumulates in the organs; it releases toxins, clears excessive heat, and helps with heat deficiencies such as a cold uterus. The basis of Chi Nei Tsang is helping the flow of chi or the body’s life force to travel smoothly through the entire body. If there is a health issue somewhere, that is a sign of blocked or stagnant chi. Chi Nei Tsang helps to clear that blockage so the chi can continue flowing and help the body to heal itself.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that helps to break up adhesions, increase circulation, and aids in detoxification. This is one of the most popular types of massage. The slow, deep motions of this massage helps to relax the body while promoting fresh blood flow to the area you are massaging.
Myofascial release is a massage technique that helps to release the myofascial tissue that surrounds all organs and muscles. This tissue can become twisted and adherent over time. Releasing the myofascia helps to free up organs that may have been stuck to each other and also helps with bringing fresh blood and oxygen to the reproductive organs.
Acupressure comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine based on the same ideas as acupuncture, but without the needles. It involves applying pressure to a specific point on the body to bring greater balance and circulation. Many times, the acupressure point is not located near the symptom.
Reflexology is a massage technique that is applied to specific areas of your feet. There are points on the feet that correspond to a specific organ of the body. By stimulating that reflexology point, you are helping to clear out congestion and blockages, encouraging circulation and chi to flow to that organ. In Self Fertility Massage™ we work on reproductive, endocrine, and digestive reflex points.
Castor Oil Therapy
Castor oil therapy has been used for thousands of years as a healing therapy. Castor oil is extracted from the castor plant and is used externally on the lower abdomen. Castor oil packs are best used just prior to Self Fertility Massage.
Radiant Womb Therapeutic Massage Oil
Radiant Womb is a therapeutic massage oil designed to help support reproductive health. Infused with medicinal herbs and therapeutic essential oils, Radiant Womb can be used during Self Fertility Massage or applied directly to the lower abdomen, ankles and feet to support the reproductive system.
About the Self Fertility Massage DVD
The Self Fertility Massage™ DVD shows you step-by-step how to perform fertility massage therapy on your own body, in the privacy of your own home. Certified Massage Therapist and Master Herbalist, Hethir Rodriguez, teaches you how to use specific self-massage therapy techniques to improve your fertility.
This DVD includes:
- An overview of Reproductive Anatomy
- Detailed instructions on Self Fertility Massage Techniques
- Castor Oil Pack Instructions
- A Reflexology Session
- Quick Recap, which is a quick reference for daily use
Self Fertility Massage Q&A
What can I expect from the Self Fertility Massage DVD?
Well, first I have to tell you that it is not a Hollywood shot movie. The DVD consists of me teaching you step-by-step how to do the Self Fertility Massage techniques. I also don’t use models in the video. I personally show you how to do the massage techniques on yourself by doing them on myself.
You can expect to learn a massage practice you can do on yourself daily. You can expect to save money by not having to find and pay a massage therapist who specializes in fertility massage (there are few). And you can expect to see a difference in your reproductive health.
Can I use the Self Fertility Massage™ techniques if I am getting IVF or if I am on fertility medications?
The techniques used in Self Fertility Massage™ may be helpful and can be used if you are preparing for a fertility procedure or on fertility medications. Let your doctor know you are using massage. The techniques are safe to use before your procedures, but discontinue them once the transfer has occurred.
Will this be easy to add to my daily routine?
Yes. We have a quick recap at the end of the DVD so you can quickly access it and follow the instructions daily until you have it memorized.
The massage portion is approximately 15-20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of reflexology, which makes this practice easy to fit into any day.
Do I have to be a massage therapist to understand the techniques?
No, you do not. I created this video so you can apply the techniques yourself without having to find a therapist who specializes in fertility massage. And you won’t have to pay $90 a session. You will be able to apply Self Fertility Massage from the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost.
How often will I have to do the massage to receive benefits?
For best results, apply the Self Fertility Massage techniques on a daily basis except when you are menstruating or after ovulation if you are currently trying to conceive. If you are currently not trying to conceive and are preparing, you can do the massage daily except during your period.
Can I use the Self Fertility Massage if I have blocked tubes?
Self Fertility Massage is one of the best natural therapies for blocked tubes as it helps to break up adhesions and increase circulation. It will take some time to see the results, but it is well worth it. You may want to also look into some of the herbs and supplements we provide for supporting the body in unblocking tubes naturally for a well-rounded program.
Is Self Fertility Massage the only thing I need to do to boost my fertility?
This depends on what your fertility issue is. Please take a look at our resources to find the guide created for your particular situation. There may be some herbs that should be taken in conjunction with Self Fertility Massage for the best results.
Is Self Fertility Massage guaranteed to make me get pregnant?
While I wish I could guarantee to each and every one of you that this will no doubt make you become pregnant, that is impossible to do. I cannot guarantee (legally and morally) that you will become pregnant by using the techniques in this DVD or by using any of our products. I cannot place a guarantee on something we all have no control over (such as the miracle of pregnancy). What I can say is that we have helped many women realize their dream of motherhood and believe that what we provide here is very promising and real.
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