Welcome to our blog, where we explore the incredible benefits of massage therapy for fertility. Whether you are actively trying to conceive or simply want to optimize your reproductive health, incorporating massage into your routine can be a natural and effective way to support your fertility journey. Join us as we delve into the various techniques, benefits, and tips for using massage to enhance fertility.

1. Understanding Fertility:
Before we dive into the world of massage, let’s first understand the basics of fertility. We’ll discuss the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and factors that can influence fertility. This knowledge will help us appreciate how massage can positively impact reproductive health.

2. Benefits of Massage for Fertility:
Explore the numerous benefits of massage therapy in relation to fertility. From reducing stress and anxiety to improving blood circulation and hormonal balance, we’ll uncover the ways in which massage can support reproductive health. Learn how massage can promote relaxation, balance the reproductive system, and enhance overall well-being.

3. Techniques for Fertility Massage:
Discover specific massage techniques that are designed to stimulate reproductive organs, improve circulation to the pelvic area, and support hormonal balance. We’ll explore popular techniques like abdominal massage, reflexology, and acupressure that can be performed by a professional therapist or even self-administered at home.

4. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Fertility Massage:
Explore the world of aromatherapy and essential oils that can complement fertility massage. Learn about oils known for their hormone-balancing properties, stress reduction, and overall relaxation. We’ll provide guidance on safe usage and suggest blends that can enhance your massage experience.

5. Partner Massage for Fertility:
Fertility massage isn’t just for individuals; it can be a beautiful bonding experience for couples. We’ll discuss how couples can engage in partner massage techniques to support each other’s reproductive health. This section will focus on communication, trust, and the intimate connection that massage can foster.

6. Self-Care Practices:
In addition to massage, we’ll explore other self-care practices that can complement your fertility journey. From yoga poses and breathing exercises to nutrition tips and lifestyle changes, we’ll provide a holistic approach to support your overall well-being and fertility.

7. Seeking Professional Help:
While self-massage techniques are beneficial, sometimes seeking professional help from a trained fertility massage therapist can provide added support. We’ll discuss how to find and choose a qualified therapist who specializes in fertility massage and can guide you throughout your journey.

Massage therapy offers a nurturing and holistic approach to enhance fertility. By incorporating the techniques, benefits, and self-care practices discussed in this blog, you can embark on a path of self-discovery and empowerment. Remember, every individual’s fertility journey is unique, so listen to your body, trust the process, and embrace the healing power of massage as you strive to optimize your reproductive health.

Using Breathwork within your Massage Practice.

Using the Breath in Massage

Breathing is an essential part of life that we often take for granted. However, in massage therapy, the breath can be a tool to enhance the relaxation and healing process for clients. By incorporating proper breathing techniques into massage therapy, therapists can help clients release tension, increase circulation, and achieve a deeper state of relaxation.

The Benefits of Breath

Breathing is a powerful tool that can help clients release tension and achieve a deeper state of relaxation. Proper breathing helps to increase oxygen flow to the body’s tissues, which can increase circulation and promote healing. In addition, deep breathing can help to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

Breath Awareness

Before beginning a massage, it is important to help clients become aware of their breath. Many people hold their breath or breathe shallowly when they are stressed or anxious. By helping clients focus on their breath, therapists can help them relax and release tension.

Breathing Techniques

There are several breathing techniques that therapists can use during a massage. One technique is to instruct clients to take a deep breath in, hold it for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly. This technique can help clients release tension in their muscles and achieve a deeper state of relaxation.

Another technique is to instruct clients to breathe in rhythm with the massage strokes. For example, during a Swedish massage, clients can breathe in as the therapist strokes up the body and exhale as the therapist strokes down the body. This technique can help clients synchronize their breath with the massage, which can enhance the relaxation process.

Breath Awareness during Stretching

Breathing can also be used during stretching. Instructing clients to inhale as they stretch and exhale as they release the stretch can help them relax and release tension. This technique can also help clients achieve a greater range of motion during stretching.


Incorporating proper breathing techniques into massage therapy can help clients release tension, increase circulation, and achieve a deeper state of relaxation. By helping clients become aware of their breath and teaching them breathing techniques, therapists can enhance the healing process for their clients. learn the techniques and become a qualified breathwork practitioner. 

1. Deep breathing: Encourage your client to take deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. This helps to slow down the heart rate, reduce stress, and improve oxygen flow to the body.

2. Diaphragmatic breathing: Ask your client to place one hand on their chest and the other on their belly. Instruct them to take deep breaths in through the nose, feeling the belly expand, and then exhale slowly through the mouth, feeling the belly contract. This technique helps to activate the diaphragm muscle and increase relaxation.

3. Box breathing: This technique involves inhaling for a count of four, holding the breath for a count of four, exhaling for a count of four, and holding the breath for a count of four. Repeat this cycle for several minutes to calm the mind and body.

4. Alternate nostril breathing: This technique involves closing one nostril and inhaling through the other, then closing that nostril and exhaling through the opposite nostril. Repeat this cycle several times to balance the energy in the body and calm the mind.

Remember to always check with your client before incorporating breathwork techniques into a massage therapy session, and to adjust the techniques based on their comfort level.

Join our nalu breathwork tribe

Lava Shell Massage

We have been using Lava shells in our massage practise and training school for the last six years.

The best way to describe lava shell massage is: Lava shell massage is a five star massage without the price tag!

We heat up the shells with a high or medium heat charge depending on how hot you would like the massage to be.

Alternatively you can chill the shells with a cool shell, this is for another blog at a later date.

The shells are all natural and from the philippines and we also use the porcelain lava  shells, which are crushed up natural shells and mixed with a porcelain and placed in to a uniform mould to create a beautiful uniform shaped shell.

The Tiger-Striped Clam. It may not seem like much at first, but this little guy has quite a history. Over millions of years, the Tiger Clam has evolved to truly become one with the environment. Born with their shell, the clams spend their lives carefully filtering the nutrients they need from the seawater around them, and then patiently building their home as they grow and thrive.

During the process, the clams become a natural reducer of greenhouse gases because they filter CO2 out of the water, meaning more can be pulled from the atmosphere and into the ocean.

For thousands of years, islanders in the Philippines have had their own relationship with the clams, gathering what they need as part of their basic diet.

The clams are first collected by free divers, and the shells removed so that the clam can be prepared for food.

The shells were previously discarded as waste, however they have found a way to recycle these natural beauties. Rather than throw away the shells, the local islanders sort through them, looking for the right size, shape, and symmetry. The shells are personally matched by size, then sanded and bonded together.

The end result is a beautiful, all natural and surprisingly ergonomic tool that you and your clients will love.

When massaging with the shells its a powerful, long-lasting heat treatment, that can give deep pressure without the effort,  Or maybe you’re prefer  a beautiful flowing form of bodywork which is powerful and links the mind, body spirit.

These little beauties are so versatile, everyone that try lava shell massage does not go back to a regular massage.  Its so soothing and relaxing it melts the pain away.

I always say, ensure you train with an accredited massage trainer this ensures you are getting the right advise as suing heat and cold on a massage does have its precautions, especially for the elderly and pregnant.

The world is your oyster with lava Shells x

How heavy has your head become?

As a massage therapist, one of the most common dysfunctions I see walk through my door is pain/tension in the upper back and/or neck. There can be many causes ranging from sitting for work 40 +/- hrs/wk, looking down at your cell phone consistently throughout the day, propping your head up while watching tv/reading and more severe cases due to motor vehicle accidents, whiplash and sporting injuries. The symptoms can also range from tension/pain that always comes back, headaches, jaw tension/TMJ, dizziness, tinnitus(ringing in the ears), difficulty swallowing, feeling like your head weighs 100 lbs and you just can’t hold it up.

All these symptoms are warning signs from your body that something is just not right and you have created a dysfunction. Pain and tension are only present because there is a dysfunction within your system. Recognizing these warning signs and getting proper assessment/treatment can reverse the dysfunction and spending as little as 5 minutes a day of doing specific home care can help you maintain a healthy pain-free life.

Book in with our Jen Barnett practitioner Nalu massage  to have your dysfunction assessed, treated and then be supplied with home care specific to your case.

Medical Massage Team as a volunteer at The Commonwealth Games

Medical Massage Team as a volunteer at The Commonwealth Games
From the first shift until the last shift 15 days later I can honestly say it was a pleasure working in the Medical Massage Team for the Elite Athletes of the Commonwealth Games


We even got to meet Borobi a number of times.

Some of the Countries and Athletes that stand out in my memory like Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, Trinidad, Uganda, Rwanda , Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada and many many more.



They stand out in my mind for lots of reasons but for mostly their warm and friendly approach to us and also how they thanked us each and every time we helped them. It really does make the long hours and effort all worth it.


If you have never Volunteered before I can really recommend it and it may not be for a big event like the Commonwealth however I am sure you will gain as much as I did.

I came away feeling much richer in life from mixing with like-minded professionals to mixing with the elite athletes to making new friends. I learned so much about my self in this process too which is just awesome, I learned that I am a good leader and that I have abilities that I had forgotten about. I can honestly say It’s one of the best things I have done of late and would recommend volunteering, maybe you could volunteer at a local hospice hospital , or old peoples home and give massage to those that need it. I know for sure I am now thinking of ways we can volunteer in our own community to help others that maybe don’t have the money for massage.

Massage is so beneficial not just for athletes but for all, it helps with stress, inflammation, anxiety and pain, so what better way to help others than to give them a gift of our time and our massage knowledge. Join me on a pledge to find ways to help others with massage!