Endometriosis is a painful health condition that is caused when endometrial cells in the lining of the uterus, leave the uterus and move to other parts of a woman’s body. In many cases, these cells moves into the pelvic region, lower back and abdomen and form painful lesions that trigger unwanted hormone responses. These lesions are comprised of deposits of composed blood, which are not only responsible for the pain but are also responsible for 45% of infertility cases. It’s estimated nearly one in ten women suffer from endometriosis in their reproductive years; it can start as early as age 16 and it can take a patient up to 10 years to be diagnosed.

Symptoms

  • Significant pelvic pain (during or out of menses)
  • Painful bladder and bowel functions
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Emotional repercussions
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestion problems
  • Autoimmune responses (inflammation)
  • Compromised immune systems

How a Massage can help

It’s very important for people who have endometriosis to reduce the stress in their lives. One way of doing so is to receive complementary and alternative medicine treatments (CAM) along side their regular physician’s requirements.

Having a regular massage will allow the body to relax and to loosen tightened areas of the body that tend to tense up from being subject to inflammation. A massage therapist can also improve the function of the immune system through techniques like lymphatic drainage, meridian massages to pinpoint problem areas and fascial therapy particular for back pain. The lymph system in the body is considered one of the first lines of defence against infection and disease making it an important aspect to address. Overall, a sense of relaxation will bring joy during periods of needing to slow down and heal.

Do you or anyone you know suffer from Endometriosis or a related health condition? Please book an appointment to discuss an alternative health plan to complement your current regimen!