Fertility massages have become quite fashionable these days, not only for those who experience difficulties having a baby i.e. getting pregnant, but also for those who want to prepare their bodies the best way possible before conception.
A higher quality of eggs or sperm, a body that is fitter and better suited to carry and deliver a baby, it all fits in a growing tendency of taking care of oneself in both the pre-pregnancy and prenatal (pregnancy) periods. Massage is one of the tools, but food and supplements, lifestyle changes, and other bodywork, such as Naturopathy, Acupuncture, or Yoga, are all part of the game.
Fertility massages are a range of different kinds of massage modalities that usually focus on the abdominal area and the reproductive organs. Traditionally, they are specializations of more general massage modalities, such as Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage, Chinese Tuina or Traditional Thai Massage, that is, massage treatments found in the Traditional Medicine systems of various countries and cultures.
Across the centuries, special massage techniques and treatment approaches have been developed, sometimes resulting in very specific modalities, like for instance, Sengkak Uterus Massage, Urut Batin Manhood Massage, Jabkasai and Yok Thong, which focus more deeply on fertility or other genital issues.
In the past few decades, we’ve seen the rise of “new” fertility massage treatments, sometimes even registered as a trademark, which are basically blends i.e. mixtures of already existing traditional massage modalities or massage specializations. These contemporary, modern modalities, such as Arvigo Therapy™, Mizan Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Karsai Nei Tsang, Womb & Fertility Massage™, Self Fertility Massage™, to just give a few examples, are the new kids on the block heavily leaning on ancient massage systems.
To make a long story short — what today is called a fertility massage, may it be a traditional treatment or a modern hybrid, is in most cases an internal organs abdominal massage that more specifically focuses on the reproductive system.
Nevertheless, being an abdominal massage, a fertility massage addresses much more than fertility issues alone, being suitable to treat ailments of the digestive system, resolve adhesions, scar tissue, and tissue contractions, improve blood circulation in the abdominal and pelvic region, alleviate abdominal and back pains, or release emotional blockages and trauma, to name some of the benefits.