Shiatsu for boosting fertility
Trying for a baby either naturally or using other forms of fertility treatment can cause couples a great amount of emotional and psychological distress.
There could be a number of reasons for infertility including environmental effects such as pesticides in our food, hormones leaking into the water table to name but a few. Also choosing to have children later in life when fertility levels are reduced.
Relaxation is absolutely essential. If stressed or worried, this can lead to an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which may alter the release of hormones responsible for regulating the maturation and release of the oocyte or egg cell.
Psychologically, the more pressure we put on ourselves to conceive, this causes more stress and hamper the process of conceiving.
Some other causes of infertility could be:-
Shiatsu massage aims to:-
After receiving a full medical diagnosis to determine the pattern of imbalance, my treatments focus on applying gentle and firm pressure along the spine to stimulate the autonomic nerve system to relax the body. The ANS controls the contraction of the uterus and fallopian tubes and improves the ovary’s ability to produce healthy eggs and hormones.
Belly massage or gentle ampuku is applied on certain acupressure points on the abdomen in order to stimulate the energy flow in the body to increase balance, circulation and improve chances of getting pregnant.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the abdomen is the source of life and the centre of our being.
Tips to help boost fertility
Shiatsu supports your body if you are undergoing fertility treatment
Shiatsu can not override the powerful effects of the drugs that you may be taking, but only support your body and help you process some of the emotions which may come up.
Acupressure points used in fertility treatment