Womb massage has been around for thousands of years. Egyptian women massaged their wombs to heal themselves, Norse traditions also mentions goddesses rubbing bellies to heal. It is just a part of the fertility massage therapy and is so much more than a physical treatment; The techniques used are different from those that many people are likely to have experienced before. Rebozo and Pulsing are also included within the session, and together they all blend beautifully to create a nourishing flow of feminine energy, leaving a person feeling whole, centred and most importantly, nurtured.
Pulsing is a blend of several traditional techniques and is known as the Tai Chi of massage. It was devised as a holistic body work therapy to release emotional tension and the dissolution of body armour, which Wilhelm Reich brought to our attention by understanding that our bodies hold emotions and through certain styles of body work, the emotions can be released. During pulsing you are gently and rhythmically rocked at approximately 120-160 beats per minute, which is the same as the heartbeat within the womb. Pulsing releases physical responses to emotional traumas.
Physically, pulsing increases blood & lymph circulation throughout the whole body, which we know we need for good fertility, especially the pelvic region. Digestive transition is improved, and bloating is eased through specific abdominal pulsing techniques and lastly, Fascia that wraps around every muscle & organ within the body is gently encouraged to release, allowing for a freedom of movement internally and physical tension is rhythmically rocked away. This also includes the movement of a misaligned womb to gently shimmy back into her rightful place.
Rebozo is the name given to a Mexican shawl, and the techniques I use which were developed by Clare Blake (Spink) involve using the rebozo to hold the body almost as if it is being held in a hammock; This gives fluidity and softness and the rhythm that flows through makes a person feel a sense of returning either to the womb or to the first few months of life.
Another element of the therapy that is really worth noting, is that any woman who has experienced trauma, be it whether it is in the form of sexual abuse or emotional abuse, divorce, traumatic childbirth or any other unpleasant experiences is that women will disconnect from their body. To complete each session, Ceremonial Rebozo wrapping takes place to help bring the whole woman back into herself, to help her feel centred, grounded, safe & held. This is a vitally important part of the therapy and women love the sense of being swaddled!
The massage focuses on the digestive, reproductive & sacral areas. This is important because:-
- In the abdomen all muscles including the pelvic floor muscles, organs, and connective tissue all share the same neural inputs. Hence, for instance, if there is a problem with digestion, the pain can often be manifested in your back, your abdominal wall, or anywhere in the pelvic region. And vice versa.
- There are ligaments that connect the sacrum to the uterus, if either are misaligned it will in turn, misalign the other.
- If one organ is misaligned, it will impinge on the circulation to the area, therefore a reduction in blood flow, nutrients and oxygen to the abdominal cavity.
Therefore, it important that all areas in the torso are massaged to enhance optimal health and well being.
These 3 main therapies, when combined with the guided visualisation or energy work allow for a much deeper, energetic release than just a regular style of massage.
The more common complaints addressed by this technique include:-
Painful or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
Bladder or yeast infections
Miscarriages or difficult pregnancies
Pre-menopause or menopause symptoms
PMS/Depression prior to menstruation
Ovarian and breast cysts
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Held in emotions