However, if you’re one of those women who do experience severe pain during ovulation, you’ll know that it can easily interfere with daily activity and even get so bad you find yourself reaching for painkillers.
What is ovulation pain?
Ovulation pain is pain in your abdomen during ovulation. Sometimes the pain will be on one side regularly, sometimes the pain will be every month on the other side, and sometimes the pain will be in the middle of the abdomen and radiate lower. It is important to know that there may be a medical reason for these pains, so see a gynaecologist to rule out any medical problem.
What causes ovulation pain?
Your ovary is being squashed: However, often the problem is simple: the uterus is not in the ideal position so blood is not flowing easily to the area. Imagine your uterus being pushed over towards your right ovary instead of sitting nicely in the center of your pelvis. Your ovary feels cramped and squashed and when it increases in size just before ovulation the pain can get really bad.
Retroverted or anteverted uterus: This problem will be even more common in women with a “retroverted uterus” or “anteverted uterus” because these two conditions may put additional stress on the rest of the pelvic organs. Stress in the area can cause unbearable pain during ovulation when more blood is being pumped to the area to cope with the demands of ovulation.
Scar tissue or pelvic adhesions: is another cause of pain around the time of ovulation and ovulation pain is especially common in women suffering with endometriosis.
How can you relieve ovulation pain?
Massage using the Sobada method improves the position of the uterus and the blood flow to the area, thus relieving the pain. The massage over your stomach, hips and back is simple, pleasant and not painful, and can help you connect to your body and your femininity.
The Sobada method is a technique based on techniques from the ancient Mayan tribe from Belize as taught by Rosita Arvigo. The techniques help relax the muscles and strengthen the ligaments supporting the uterus.
Regardless of the cause, I have found that Sobada treatment is effective in reducing and often eliminating ovulation pain entirely and many women find that period pain and other discomfort they used to suffer from is also improved as a side benefit.
The Sobada treatment improves the position of the uterus and the blood flow to the area, thus relieving the pain.
How does womb massage help reduce period pain?
I use a combination of Sobada, abdominal massage (sometimes referred to as uterine massage or womb massage) and reflexology to help you enjoy pain-free periods.
Sobada abdominal massage is a pleasant and relaxing massage on the abdomen and back that focuses on improving blood flow to your uterus and ovaries and encouraging your uterus into the best possible position in your pelvis.
The treatment is very relaxing and improves both your breathing and digestion in addition to your monthly cycle. In turn, this improves your chances of enjoying a pain-free cycle.
In our first treatment together, I teach you a short (5-10 minute) self-care massage you can use at home to complement my treatment. If you are consistent about performing this self care massage at home, it will help you see faster results.
I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!
I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety.
I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.
I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels.
I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.
I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).
Learn more about working with me here.
I came for treatment at Annette Green’s for help after several miscarriages and I had no idea it was possible for such a change and such amazing improvement in my menstrual cycle. The bleeding changes from so painful that I had to take painkillers each much to an easy period which felt so much lighter and healthier, the bleeding was much lighter than before and I rariely have to take paint killers or rest too much when I get my period.
I recommend womb massage to everyone! It improves your period, feels great, it’s relaxing and pleasant.
I have been seeing Annette for the last several years for headaches, stress management and sinusitis. Recently our focus has been my menstrual cycle after suffering from severe PMS, menstrual pain and heavy/long menstruations. After only a few visits, Annette’s reflexology treatments have reduced the pain, intensity, and duration of my periods. Annette has always displayed impressive knowledge, empathy and kindness. I feel at ease and welcome in her presence and always look forward to my next treatment. Thank you!
I want to bless you my dear and loved Annette with the best blessing that it’s possible to request. I hope that you will continue to spread your light in the world and help more and more women. Only your clients can understand how much you give of your heart and soul in every treatment, how much you are special and devoted and professional. There is no way I can thank you for how you have helped me during my journey. You are one of a kind! I can’t wait to come back to your loving hands because a practitioner like you is for life.
I want to thank you. Since I came to you in January until now (May) I have not had the ovulation pain that I used to experience every month for the last few years.
I don’t know what you did but you are magic. Thank you so much.
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