Navigating fertility, whether you are just beginning, or have struggled for longer than you would like, is something that can carry a heavy emotional burden. At Carolina Birth and Wellness, we offer fertility massages for both those who are just beginning to think about wanting a baby, those who are actively going through IVF cycles, and everyone in between.
We believe that fertility support should be standard care for everyone. At the end of the day, fertility is important if you want one baby, ten babies, or no babies at all as it tells us so much about our overall health and wellness.
Our massage therapist who does fertility massages is Emily Chaffee who is also a trained fertility educator and IVF mom. She conceived her first child laughably easy, so when secondary infertility hit, she was clueless. She used her passion for maternal health and drive to have a second child to learn all the things to help both herself and others dealing with fertility challenges.
Part of this was taking a thorough fertility massage training and becoming a fertility educator to talk all about periods and menstrual cycles.
The general layout for each fertility massage is as follows:
While we try to make these massages extremely relaxing, it is important to note that we are also doing therapeutic work during the massage, specifically for the reflexology points on your feet. This looks like switching from foot to foot for specific points so you can feel the differences, and the maximum benefit of points can be felt in the body. Special oils and lotions are also used at different points to enhance your massage.
Some of the benefits of fertility massage include:
If you are considering a fertility massage, we would love to see you! Timing does matter a bit more for fertility massages, so please consider the following:
We hope to see you soon for a fertility massage! One of our goals is that we can see people before they struggle with their fertility because as women, we should be taught about our fertility before there are problems, not after so much time and energy has already been invested.
Emily Chaffee is a fertility and birth doula, childbirth educator, perinatal massage therapist and certified educator of infant massage. She started her doula journey during her own pregnancy in 2015 as she learned the power of her own voice, and realized that she could help others find theirs. Since then, she has built Carolina Birth and Wellness (www.carolinabirthandwellness.com) to be a full spectrum doula agency that provides support for individuals and families from preconception through the first years of having a baby.
Her own struggles with infertility has also opened her eyes to helping women understand what their body is telling them through the menstrual cycle and various other biomarkers that are so often ignored or not talked about because it seems too personal. She strongly believes in helping her clients learn each and every option available to them as the only right choice is what is best for you, your body, and your family.
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