Merakai Therapies offer complete support of women on their journey to motherhood. Specialised training in fertility and pre-pregnancy support, combined with their remedial and extensive pregnancy massage training means they are able to offer safe, nurturing, non-invasive and deeply relaxing treatment to support your pre-pregnancy journey.
Pre-pregnancy and fertility support massages assists clients preparing to conceive, or those who are actively trying to fall pregnant through natural or assisted fertility.
Treatments are tailored for you, the stage of your menstrual cycle, and your pre-pregnancy cycle. During your consultation we will discuss the stage of your cycle, and your massage will be adjusted according to the stage of your cycle.
Preparing your body to fall pregnant is recommended to enhance your wellbeing, health and assist your body to be in optimal condition for conceiving. This may include seeking advice from your GP, obstetrician, fertility specialist, nutritionist, naturopath and other therapies to ensure the diet, exercise, medication and supplements are preparing your body for pregnancy.
Incorporating massage into this health care plan for a minimum three (3) months may assist in preparing your body for pre-pregnancy health.
Remedial massage techniques focus on the areas of the body presenting strain and/or discomfort, whilst incorporating a nurturing sacral and abdominal massage that is gentle, nurturing, non-invasive and deeply relaxing to help you reconnect with your abdomen area, improve your well-being and assist with reducing stress and congestion commonly held in this area by women on their pre-pregnancy journey.
- Support you
- Help you reconnect with your abdomen area
- Improve your well-being
- Reducing stress commonly held in the abdomen
- Promote hormonal balance
- Clear congestion in your abdomen
- Reduce scar tissue and adhesion’s
- Ease physical, emotional or mental stress
- Support abdominal muscle tone and strength
The following guide will assist you to plan your treatments during your natural or IVF cycle:
Natural fertility cycle
Day 1-4 : During your menstruation days, we provide relaxation and remedial treatment aimed to assist in improving your energy levels, and general well-being. There is no work to the lower abdomen at this time
Day 4-14 : This is the period of time when your menstruation has ceased, and up until your ovulation. This is the ideal time to incorporate the sacral and full abdominal treatment into your extended remedial massage. This treatment will assist to reduce your stress, reduce tension in the abdomen area, increase your general wellbeing & reconnect with your abdomen.
Day 15-28 : This “two-week” wait period may be a time of high stress and anxiety. Our combined remedial, pregnancy, and pre-pregnancy support training provide treatments that are gentle, safe and nurturing to promote relaxation, reduce stress & anxiety, and increase your well-being.
Pre-embryo transfer massage : This period of time may be one of mixed emotions, hormonal imbalance with the added fertility medication, stress and anxiety. We incorporate the sacral and full abdominal treatment into your extended remedial massage. This treatment will assist to reduce your stress, reduce tension in the abdomen area, increase your general wellbeing & reconnect with your abdomen.
Post-embryo transfer massage : This “two-week” wait period may be a time of high stress and anxiety. Our combined remedial, pregnancy and pre-pregnancy support training provide treatments that are gentle, safe and nurturing to promote relaxation, reduce stress & anxiety, and increase your wellbeing.
Massage is a supportive, complementary treatment that is a part of an overall health care plan with other allied health and medical services to assist your journey to pregnancy. There is no pregnancy guarantee from receiving massage during this pre-pregnancy and fertility period.