Femoral Massage to Promote Increased Fertility

Published: Jan 2, 2022 | Revised: Jan 28, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

Anatomical diagram abdominal and pelvic region

Femoral Massage is a massage technique that puts sustained pressure on the femoral artery (located in the groin). It’s thought to stimulate blood flow to the uterus and the ovaries to make these reproductive organs function better i.e. to combat infertility. To be clear: the femoral artery branches out to the iliac artery, which on its turn — through other branches — supplies the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries with blood.

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Femoral Artery Compression is a technique that is well-known in traditional Thai Massage where it’s called the blood-stop or Arterial Compression. In Thai Massage, it’s also used to “flush” the arteries from debris (i.e. detox), and to promote better blood supply to the legs.

Femoral Massage is done by applying pressure with the fingers, hands, feet or knees (the last two options can only be done by another person) on the large artery (the femoral artery) that is located below the crease of the groin between the thigh and the lower abdominal area. As soon as one applies pressure to the region, on the right spot, one will feel the pulsation of the artery.

Typically one keeps the pressure for 30 seconds to 60 seconds; this prevents the blood from flowing to the legs, backs up the blood above the groin, and as such increases blood pressure to the pelvic arteries and pelvic i.e. abdominal organs. After one releases pressure, one will feel warmth (heat) and tingling in the legs (this is the increased i.e. restarted normal blood flow to the lower leg).

The Femoral Massage treatment is applied to both legs (groins), typically repeated three to five times, a few times per day, up to ovulation or up to implantation of the embryo in the uterus. Mind that Femoral Massage is contraindicated if one is pregnant, has high blood pressure, (a history of) heart disease, has varicose veins, had cerebral strokes, has detached retinas, or has problems with the circulatory system.

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