Pelvic Wellness & Fertility

Preconception Wellness & FertilityMassage for Optimum Pelvic Wellness

Massage aimed at fostering optimum pelvic wellness incorporates non-invasive, external abdominal and low back manual techniques.  When applied, these techniques work to relieve congestion and blockages in the abdomen and improve the flow of chi and the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems throughout the body.   Internal abdominal organs are guided into their proper position, resulting in improved organ function for optimum health and well being.  With pelvic massage therapy, a variety of health symptoms can be addressed and the progression of chronic disease pathology can be prevented.

There are a variety of pelvic wellness massage protocols developed by leaders in the field.  Two of the most promising are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Mercier Therapy for Optimum Pelvic Health.  Both of these therapeutic modalities are available at Seven Generations Massage & Birth.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo lived and studied with traditional healers in Central America for over 30 years.  She combined her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) with these traditional healing methods to formulate Arvigo® Therapy.

With a long history of working closely alongside medical doctors as a fertility clinician, Dr. Jennifer Mercier, naturopath, massage therapist and midwife, developed abdominal massage techniques to help ameliorate pelvic pain and dysfunction called Mercier Therapy.  Dr. Mercier has a broad womens wellness perspective and her fertility massage approach encompasses both women undergoing medically assisted fertility regimens such as IUI and IVF and women seeking a more natural less invasive route. 

Fertility Massage

“Research shows that every aspect of our reproduction is adversely affected in some way by our sedentary and stressful 20th century lifestyle, diet, and living conditions.” (Naish, Francesca, and Janette Roberts. Healthy Parents, Better Babies. California: The Crossing Press,1999. Print.)

Attention to preconception wellness plays an important role in ensuring a couple’s optimal reproductive health and the health of their child.  Fertility Massage therapy addresses preconception care and helps to create an optimum environment for conception.

Fertility Massage is a specialized and holistic application of pelvic massage therapy that is designed to help optimize a couple’s body wellness and enhance their opportunity for conception.  Fertility massage therapy incorporates techniques for:

  • Increasing pelvic blood flow and circulation and cleansing the body’s cells of metabolic waste products that cause harmful side-effects when they are trapped in a body’s congested tissues.
  • Fertility awareness and preconception wellness education, including nutrition support.
  • Balancing and opening up the body’s conception energy both physically and spiritually.

 

A Fertility Massage is beneficial for anyone who is currently trying to conceive or is in the preparatory stages leading up to the conception period.  It is complementary to both medical fertility care (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and alternative therapies (chiropractic, acupuncture, herbal, etc.).

If you are planning to conceive, having difficulties conceiving, or are currently receiving Assisted Reproductive Technology care to help you conceive, then Fertility Massage may be an option for you.


Massage to Support Fertility & Conception, Massage Magazine, March 2014


Frequently Asked Questions About Fertility Massage


Frequently Asked Questions About the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

For the past few years, I have been to various doctors concerning a cystocele (prolapsed bladder) condition.  It has caused problems such as frequent urination and an uncomfortable or fullness feeling in that area and many sleepless nights.  The doctors were recommending that I consider having a pessary inserted as that appeared to be my only treatment option.

I have been seeing Donna Zubrod for the past couple of years for therapeutic massages and she told me about the Arvigo Massage Therapy for problems in the pelvic area.  I gladly agreed to receive the therapy, and started to experience symptom relief after only one session.  Donna taught me how to do the Arvigo self care so I could continue that part of the therapy at home.  That has been a big help and my symptoms continue to improve.  I no longer have the frequent urges to urinate and no longer have my sleep interrupted many times during the night.  In fact, there have been a few nights when I did not get up at all!   I am not pursuing the pessary option as I no longer have the need to.

Donna is very professional, thorough in her explanations, and demonstrates the technique so that one can understand and successfully perform the Arvigo self care at home.  She has a very calm manner about her and I always look forward to our sessions together.  This has been a very good experience for me and I highly recommend Donna to others with similar problems.

D.S.

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