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When to schedule your abdominal massage

Fertility massage MN

Coloring page from my pelvic health coloring book, The People's Pelvis!

Please feel free to contact me via the contact page, phone or email if you have specific questions.

New clients must schedule online.


When should I schedule my abdominal massage?

This is a popular question, and it has different answers for different situations! It is actually easier to tell you when NOT to schedule your abdominal massage.


Avoid scheduling your session (modifications can be made to these situations if necessary):

-While menstruating (we can modify based on your flow that day, but ideally you will come outside of menses).

-During an acute flareup of your condition (we can modify during a moderate flareup in some cases).

-At or after ovulation if trying to conceive 'the old fashioned way' that month. The ovulated egg has 24 hours to be fertilized once it is released, so come in at least a few days prior (days 6-11 on the graphic).

-I don't do belly work prior to 20 weeks in a pregnancy, but you can definitely receive a pregnancy massage anytime during your pregnancy!

Absolute contraindications (do not schedule during these circumstances):

-If you are having any sign of infection.

-If you are having a new and mysterious pain.

-If you have an undiagnosed mass.

-If you have a fever or any symptoms of an infection or virus.

-Before or during treatment for cancer. 

-If you are (or might be) pregnant. This means at or after ovulation if trying to conceive that month.

-Anytime you are injecting hormones into your abdomen in preparation for an IUI, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, or following  a trigger shot.

All of that said, DO come in when the time is right! I look forward to working with you, and please reach out with questions!

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