From the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Life Support: How Massage and Bodywork Promote Fertility,” , in the July/August 2009 issue. Article summary: While clinical trials have, for the most part, not focused on massage as a way to overcome infertility, several studies support the modality as a means of improving circulation, lowering stress levels, heart rate and blood pressure, and improving overall health, which may facilitate conception. In response to the need, some therapists have designed fertility massage techniques with favorable results.

• The Wurn Technique

• Pulling Down the Moon and FEM Protocol

• Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage

• Nurturing the Mother

• Mother Massage