Massage for Fertility
Massage services are currently unavailable. We look forward to bringing these back soon.
Managing stress with massage
Research continues to reveal that a person’s state of mind and stress level has an impact on his or her health. Today, there is growing evidence that holistic therapies can improve one’s overall feelings of well-being and may even increase the opportunity for a successful outcome when used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
While there is no medical evidence to suggest that stress is the cause of your infertility, what is clear, however, is that many patients with infertility experience high levels of stress. “Patients with high stress are more likely to discontinue fertility treatment prior to delivering a baby compared with those who are not experiencing high stress. In fact, it’s not the financial or physical impact of infertility treatment; rather the lack of emotional stamina is what the majority of our patients report as being the reason they chose to discontinue treatment,” says Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LCSW-C, director of Psychological Support Services at Shady Grove Fertility.
Caring for a patients’ emotional well-being is just as important as treating their infertility, which is why our Wellness Center is designed to provide therapies that help reduce and manage the stress associated with infertility.
The Wellness Center at Shady Grove Fertility offers massage therapy as one of our holistic services. It has been well documented that massage helps to provide relaxation and reduce stress, both of which are key while pursuing fertility treatment.
The Wellness Center services do not replace advanced reproductive technology but rather support the patient during treatment. Trained by medical infertility specialists to help them blend their specialties with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our experienced practitioners specialize in fertility therapies.