Can Massage Diminish Fibroids?

Most people know that massage therapy is excellent.

Thankfully, more and more people are starting to recognize that massage therapy can also be an excellent treatment for acute injuries and and chronic pain. In the hands of a skilled, licensed therapist, massage can also be used for the common cold, allergies, pregnancy support, and immune disorders…

One aspect of massage we focus on at City Acupuncture is fertility support. Through the systematic manipulation of soft tissue, our massage therapists are often able to help women stabilize their menstrual cycles to increase the chance of getting pregnant.

In some cases, even after the menstrual cycle is regulated a woman’s ability to conceive is impeded because of uterine fibroids. 

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Can massage therapy diminish fibroids away?

To find out, we first need to find out what fibroids are. Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that develop in the uterus, vary in size, and can develop in groups of 2 or 3. Since they grow from muscle cells, they can cause cramping as well as heavy periods, painful intercourse, the urge to urinate, pelvic pain or pressure. They can be caused by poor digestion or diet, increased stress and toxin build up, or lack of physical activity.  

Western medicine usually offers surgical intervention, but in this case, fibroids can be treated by massage and other holistic approaches. For example, deep tissue massage helps remove toxins from the muscles and tissues as passed through sweating and urination. Massage increases circulation which counters the lack of physical activity. After the fibroids start shrinking, massage can assist in the structural repositioning of the uterus. In this case, massage is usually performed across the abdomen and lower back to help the muscles release. 

Fibroid Massage

Massage suggestions for self-care:

  • Warm castor oil and massage gently in a clockwise direction across the abdomen to relieve cramping and pelvic pain.
  • Add a few drops of organic lavender essential oil to a carrier oil and gently massage the abdomen. Lavender promotes circulation and relaxation as well as relieves pain associated with fibroids.
  • Moderate exercise also creates a similar effect to a massage through increasing blood flow, reducing toxins, lowering estrogen levels, and even improving your mood.

Here are a host of other holistic remedies you can do at home:

  • Hydrate frequently. Drink at least 2 liters of water, fresh fruit or vegetable juices every day. Avoid sodas, seltzers, coffee, black tea, and red wine.
  • Soak in a warm bath for 20-30 minutes to soothe muscular aches and pains. Alternatively, try a heating pad, warm compress or hot water bottle over the lower abdomen for 10-20 minutes.
  • Avoid tampons during menstruation; use organic cotton sanitary pads.

Don’t forget! Your diet does matter so try to remember to avoid sugar, fats, red meat, and processed foods. Increase your fiber – whole grains, brown rice, bran flakes, oats – which soaks up excess estrogen in your body. Add legumes (beans), bean sprouts and fish to assist with decreasing fibroid growth and decreasing inflammatory response in your body. If you are interested in herbs, seek a licensed Acupuncturist for treatment and herbal recommendations.

Essential Oils For Fibroids

If you’re suffering from fibroids, essential oils can help you get relief and shrink the growth of your fibroid. This condition affects most women and affects 70 percent of black and 80 percent of white women by age 50. It is caused by imbalances of hormones in the body, which can lead to the growth of uterine fibroids. However, essential oils can help you cure fibroids without the negative side effects of modern medicines. You can try any essential oil for fibroids, and then apply the blend according to your doctor’s directions.

Castor oil is known as the’master of healing’, and it is an excellent treatment for many medical problems. It helps reduce tumors, removes harmful waste, and improves the function of the liver. Essential oils for fibroids are extremely effective when applied to the affected area. A mix of nine drops of geranium oil, six drops of frankincense oil, and five to six drops of wintergreen oil can be added to the castor oil pack.

Herbal remedies are another alternative to conventional treatments. Herbs can be taken as supplements, herbal teas, or even acupuncture. Herbal teas can contain a mixture of different essential oils. A combination of aromatherapy and a healthy chinese medicine diet can greatly reduce the pain associated with fibroids. For best results, however, essential oils must be combined with other treatment methods and lifestyle changes. If you’re looking for a natural cure for fibroids, aromatherapy can be a good option.

Castor Oil Massage For Fibroids

A castor oil massage for fibroids can help you eliminate pain and improve your overall health. This treatment is effective, safe, and easy to do at home. Simply warm the castor oil in a microwave for two minutes and then apply it to your lower belly. If your fibroid pain persists, you can also try using a heating pad. Ensure that the heating pad is not too hot or too cold. If you find that the heat is too hot, lower the temperature.

A castor oil pack for fibroids may be one of the holistic treatments for fibroids. The heat helps with circulation and bleeding. However, it’s important to remember that castor oil is toxic to the liver, so it’s best not to use it during your menstrual cycle. If you do decide to use it, you should ask your doctor about the risks. Then, apply the castor-oil pack to your abdomen and watch the pain disappear!

Many women who have fibroids will be interested in trying castor oil packs. Although this treatment has not been proven to eliminate pain, it does promote reproductive health. It can also be beneficial to endometriosis and digestive problems. It’s also great for preventing bowel cancer and can even help dissolve fibroid cysts. But while these oils have many benefits, there are some risks. For this reason, you should always seek a doctor’s advice before trying a castor oil pack for fibroids.