According to holistic health practitioner, wellness coach, and NYT best-selling author Queen Afua, “the condition of women’s wombs also directly reflects the condition of women’s minds, spirits, and actions. The womb is a storehouse of all our emotions.”
Our wombs hold our power. It is as simple as that. The womb is such an integral part of our womanhood and not just because our wombs grow babies. However, it is, nothing short of miraculous, that every human on this earth has come out of a woman’s womb. Yet and still, there is so much more beauty and power in our womb beyond pregnancy. Our wombs hold wisdom, they can store memories, emotions, and even trauma. They can help us understand ourselves, our wombs help reconnect us back to our bodies. The womb is powerful and can unlock creativity, passion, and awakening in a woman. For those reasons alone, our womb health and care should be intentional and continual.
In 2020 I came across Womb and Fertility Massage Therapy, created by Clare Spink, and fell in love even more with massage therapy work and the power of our wombs.
“Womb and Fertility Massage Therapy is a deep; yet gentle, noninvasive abdominal and sacral therapy that focuses on improving circulation to the abdominal organs, to improve blood, nerve, and lymph flow. The massage also focuses on releasing physical and emotional tension, helping to loosen hardened debris (that has been accumulating in your gut for years) encouraging a natural movement and clearing both physical and emotional congestion, leaving you and your abdomen feeling lighter and freer” – Clare Spink
Through Clare’s teaching and training not only did I learn how to perform a very healing womb massage along with a few other massage techniques that aid women on their fertility journey. Most importantly womb massage is not just for those trying to conceive, in fact, one of the best benefits of this massage is, the releasing of stagnant emotions, traumas, and grief. Thus, all women can benefit from a womb massage. Womb massage is not some new age concept, in fact, the massage itself dates back 5,000 years to Egyptian times. Egyptians knew to massage the womb as an act of healing. In the past women were deeply connected to their wombs and menstrual cycles. Women would gather when their bleeding time had begun in red tents and helped care for each other, held ceremonies, and passed on womb messages from mother to daughter.
For the modern woman, womb massage is so beneficial, in every aspect, mind, body, and soul. With benefits ranging from improved circulation to your reproductive organs, releasing stored emotions in the muscles, over the day-to-day life we live we experience all kinds of stressors, hormonal build-up, triggering and wounding circumstances sometimes beyond our control. Women sometimes store those things in their womb space. Allowing your womb to be cared for and nurtured through massage can also be helpful, if you are having reproductive issues, such as painful/irregular or heavy menstrual cycles, PMS, pre-menopause, and menopause symptoms. Emotionally, helping women through sexual trauma, stress, miscarriages, and childhood traumas. Also, for women, our womb and vaginal health are directly related to our digestive/gut health so this massage can be beneficial for women who struggle with constipation, bloating, IBS, and stomach cramps. The benefits are abundant!
“Heal the Womb, Heal the Woman”– Clare Spink, Founder of Womb and Fertility Massage. I couldn’t agree more with these words, knowing the power we carry in our wombs, womb massage can be healing for the modern woman. Are you ready to heal and free yourself from the stagnant things you are carrying in your womb? I encourage you my sister, to take a look within and down at your womb and embark on a journey to uncover what is waiting to be unlocked, released, or birthed. Your womb is a sacred space, if you are feeling stuck, unconnected to your body, not sure what is next for you, or trying to conceive a womb massage might be just the thing your body is longing for.