Increasing blood flow to a specific organ can enhance its function. One exercise that can be performed at home is a femoral massage. This technique, also known as “self-fertility massage,” has been reported by some clients to alleviate symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is also suggested for women experiencing infertility due to a tilted uterus, as it may aid in repositioning the uterus.
Femoral massage is a cost-effective method that can potentially address infertility issues. It has been observed to help eliminate residual tissues from previous menstrual cycles or pelvic injuries and maintain hormonal balance. Scientific research indicates that this massage may promote improved egg health by facilitating proper oxygen flow to the developing eggs and ovaries. It may also contribute to reducing clotting during the menstrual cycle and supporting liver detoxification. Additionally, it has shown effectiveness in managing water retention and bloating.
It is important to note that fertility massage should not be performed during the luteal phase, which occurs after ovulation until the onset of menstruation. However, it is safe to engage in femoral massage during the follicular phase.
Femoral massage increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, potentially enhancing the chances of conception. It is particularly recommended for individuals with blocked Fallopian tubes, as the massage may help break up adhesions composed of scar tissue, a common cause of tubal blockage.
Here is a step-by-step guide to performing femoral massage accurately:
- Begin by identifying the crease between your upper thigh and abdomen, specifically along your panty line.
- Using your fingertips, slowly trace along this area until you locate the femoral artery. The artery should exhibit a pulsing sensation. (The femoral artery is a substantial artery located in the thigh, providing the main blood supply to the thigh and leg. It enters the thigh from behind the inguinal ligament as a continuation of the external iliac artery.)
- Apply deep pressure to the artery until you feel the pulse diminish.
- Maintain pressure on the artery for approximately 30-45 seconds, allowing blood flow to accumulate in the uterus and ovaries.
- Release the pressure, enabling natural blood flow to resume. You may experience a warm rush as blood returns down your leg.
- Repeat the process on the opposite side, and then gently massage your abdomen in clockwise rotations to nourish the uterus and ovaries.
For optimal results, this massage can be performed twice a day until ovulation or the day prior to embryo transfer, but it is not advised beyond this point.
IMPORTANT: Refrain from engaging in this massage if you are pregnant or suspect you might be.