Holli Polito, LMT has recently completed Claire Marie Miller's Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage Specialist Course, taught by Claire herself.
Fertility Massage is a combination of specific massage techniques, combined with fertility awareness, cleansing therapies, and visualizations, developed and used by Claire Marie Miller in her own experience of consciously conceiving her daughter, Jessica.
Claire went on to create Nurturing the Mother®, a national pregnancy massage workshop and certification. Claire included a brief session of fertility massage in her workshops, and often, the student receiving the demonstration massage would conceive within 2 to 3 cycles. Many had been told they would never conceive.
In Holli's implementation of Fertility Massage the first session will be a consultation, combined with a treatment session. You will discuss your intake forms, cycles, and timing as well as possible issues inhibiting conception. This appointment could be up to three hours.
Following sessions will just be treatment sessions and could last from 90 minutes to two hours. (Prices are listed below.)
There is no set number of appointments required as everyone is different. Conception could happen within one cycle after the first treatment or within a year of treatments. Holli will lay out as much education at the first session as possible so that you can work together to decide the course of action. She will also discuss the cessation of treatment if she feels as though there is nothing more she can do.
First Session: $150 (Possible three hours; includes discussion, education, and a castor oil pack for you to take and use at home.)
Following sessions: $90 (Treatment lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.)
*Partners are encouraged to attend and learn about their fertility as well. Males are able to receive a fertility massage treatment also, and prices will be adjusted slightly in this instance. (Please note: Men will ONLY receive Fertility Massage if it is in conjunction with their partner receiving massage and the therapist has met both parties.)
Who should receive fertility massage? Anyone from those just beginning to consider conception to those who have been trying for a while to those who have sought medical intervention and fertility treatments.
I'm planning on receiving an IVF or IUI treatment. Is fertility massage something I should try? You can (and should!) receive fertility massage treatments up until the date of your scheduled implantation. Fertility Massage is great in conjunction with these treatments as it prepares the body and mind for implantation and successful conception.
When is the best time to schedule my Fertility Massage Treatment? It is BEST to receive the treatments after you have finished your period and before ovulation. It is fine to have a treatment after ovulation as long as you were not actively trying to conceive during this cycle. It is best NOT to have a fertility massage treatment while pregnant or during menstruation. (Don't know when or how to tell if you've ovulated? We will cover this in your first session!)
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your journey!