Blocked fallopian tubes can be a cause of infertility. If this is something affecting you, a massage technique might help to open a blocked tube. According to Human Reproduction, the blockage could be caused from excessive uterine bleeding during menstruation resulting in a backup of blood into the fallopian tubes. Typically, the blood flushes itself, but if there is a problem and the blood remains, it can cause a partial or complete tubal blockage.
A study reported in the December/January 2000 issue of "Massage and Bodywork" magazine shows success when using massage while caring for infertile women. Fallopian massage techniques were used to help break loose any adhesion in the pelvic area. Half of the women were able to conceive, and 75 percent showed fertility improvement.
A professional massage therapist can deliver a fallopian tube massage. The technique requires locating the tight areas of the tubes, then stretching and lengthening them until release is felt. The participants in the above study received 40-minute treatments and were massaged between seven and 31 times.
A massage therapist is aiming to release the tightened connective tissue of the fallopian tubes 2. This should result in a lengthening of the tubes and increased movement in the area. When receiving a massage, listen to your body and if you feel any pain, stop the massage. Please seek medical advice before beginning this or any other alternative remedy.
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