To any ladies interested, I had my Fertility Massage last night. Following that I had the best four hours of sleep EVER, until I had to wake at -->-->3:30--> to take my temp, but then I drifted right back to sleep.
I am on my second round of Clomid (100mg) and I figured that if massage helps with just about any ailment, it should help with my PCOS/Ovulation. So I Googled and found a great prenatal/postpartum massage specialist that is also trained in fertility massage, and she is about 20 mins from my house.
I found out some very interesting information. I am a huge believer that the body is all interconnected, and that both massage and acupuncture have positive results on the body.
So last night I had my first massage. The first thing she did was used a Castor Oil pack on my lower abdomen. What we did is spread a thick coating of oil on my belly, put saran wrap over that to “seal” it off, then laid a pillow case, then a hot water pack on top. I laid for about 45 minutes with that as she massaged the rest of me. She recommended repeating this at home for about an hour to hour and a half each night. It will free up cysts and such. Then we removed it and she massaged my lower abdomen. SIDE NOTE: You can do this at home yourself, just be sure to massage from the belly button downward to your pubic area in a clockwise pattern.
FOR MORE INFO GOOGLE CASTOR OIL PACK
The most interesting thing I found out was about my ankles. I have very sore and tender ankles, and come to find out; the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes are all connected to the ankle area. Additionally, I have TMJ in both sides of my jaw, and she said that the Jaw is related to the Pelvis, and during labor, she massages the jaw to help free up the pelvic area. I found that all amazingly interesting.
So I am on CD 15 today and we will see if I get that +OPK this cycle, or a good dip in my temp. I am very pleased with my temps not being as erratic as they were last month. This month they have stayed anywhere from 96.4-96.9, which makes me happy!
If you’re thinking of a massage for fertility, I recommend it for nothing more than a relaxation technique.
Good luck ladies and wish me luck this month. I hope I can at least get the ovulation thing going, and then the baby will hopefully soon follow.