Are you looking for natural ways to boost your fertility? Manual osteopathy can help men’s and women’s bodies and minds prepare for an easier and safer conception and pregnancy.
Keep reading to learn how manual osteopathy can help enhance your fertility.
What is manual osteopathy?
Manual Osteopathy supports the structure and function of the body through treating and strengthening your musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and spine). It’s based on finding the root cause of pain and optimizing your body’s systems and functions.
Manual Osteopathic practitioners, like Ila at Thuja Wellness, are trained in 4 types of osteopathy:
- Osteo-articular adjustments: Restores the functional and physiological relationship between your bones.
- Fascial release: Gentle massage to release tightness and pain in your myofascial tissues.
- Cranial-sacral techniques: Gentle touch to adjust the immovable joints of the skull for relief.
- Visceral Manipulation: Gentle manual therapy that supports your abdominal organs to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain or dysfunction.
How manual osteopathy enhances your fertility
Manual osteopathy is generally safe for those trying to conceive, who are already pregnant, and those in postpartum. In our experience, the most common reasons for a couples struggle to get pregnant include:
- hormone imbalances
- immunity issues
- pelvic misalignment
- physical & emotional trauma
- scar tissue
- anxiety & depression
Through an integrated osteopathic approach, I help men and women remove these barriers to conception. When your body is in alignment, many couples have an easier time getting pregnant. Manual osteopathy helps to align your lower back and pelvis to support this alignment. It also creates optimal body functioning, allowing for healthy blood flow.
The goal is to give your body the right neurological signals for your uterus and pelvis to prepare for embryo release. Then, osteopathy can be continued to support a safe pregnancy and prepare your body for birth and postpartum recovery.
Through nutritional changes and healthy lifestyle choices, we work to balance your hormones to create a more optimal environment for conception.
Osteopathy can help boost your immune system by ensuring the proper flow of fluids and waste throughout your body. It provides a boost to your lymphatic system so your body is better able to remove toxins from your body. Manual osteopathy treatments are gentle and calming. These treatments will put you at ease so you lower your stress levels (another important factor in healthy conception).
Aligning your pelvis includes aligning other musculoskeletal structures, including your spine, lower back, and hips, through gentle manipulation and tips to improve your posture. Osteopathy helps you align your pelvis and body to make conception easier.
Physical and emotional trauma
Trauma is a response to your body’s attempt to protect you from physical or emotional trauma. If it’s too busy protecting you, it won’t give the required energy to your fertility. Through manual osteopathic treatments, we support your body’s optimal functioning, including healing from physical and emotional trauma. If your trauma is more prevalent, your osteopathy may recommend seeing complementary alternative, holistic practitioners such as a Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, or other therapists.
If you have scar tissue in your uterus, it can significantly affect the ability of your egg to attach to the uterine wall. Scar tissue makes it hard or impossible for the egg to firmly implant and could lead to miscarriage or pregnancy complications. Through scar tissue release therapy, your osteopathy helps reduce the pain, adhesions, and darkening of any scar tissue, making your uterus a more hospitable place for your embryo.
Anxiety and depression
If you have pre-existing anxiety or depression, or getting pregnant is causing the stress, you’ll likely notice struggles to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy. I look for the root cause of your emotional struggles and help you heal through manual osteopathic techniques. While additional support may be needed for more severe anxiety or depression, at the very least, your osteopath can help calm your mind and align your body so you have the physical and mental space for deeper healing.
When to see an Osteopath for fertility support
Did you know you can see an osteopath before trying to conceive? That’s actually the best time, as we can start early to identify any potential root causes of infertility and correct them before you try to conceive. I’ve seen couples have an easier time conceiving after we work together.
My one-of-a-kind integrated approach helps you prevent unexplained infertility and get pregnant within one year. Then, we can continue working together to keep your body and mind in optimal shape and form, carry a healthy pregnancy (for the baby and mom), and ease your postpartum recovery. It’s all part of a holistic approach to fertility health and wellness.
Are you thinking of getting pregnant soon? Have you been trying for months and not having success? Book a fertility consultation today, and we’ll find the root cause of your infertility and help you get back on track to creating the family you so badly want and deserve.