Kylie - Australia
I started to have Esoteric Breast Massage sessions a few months before my husband and I made the decision to go through with IVF. Having the deeper connection to myself through esoteric breast massage allowed me to make that decision lovingly and with honour for myself and my body.
Throughout our fertility treatments and procedures came the emotional roller coaster. I continued to have EBM sessions and I found the sessions were supporting me to be able to stay steady emotionally and not allow myself to get caught up in "is my body doing what it should be" or "is it going to work"? Of course those things were still there but I was able to see past it and feel what was real for me. A lot of women I have spoken to found they were not only emotional wrecks but were also constantly bloated and uncomfortable in their bodies. Having EBM treatments I found that I was more connected to what foods, exercise and rest would support me through this intense period of time.
The EBM sessions allowed me to feel a steadiness within myself at all times and through all the stages of the IVF treatment. This was especially important before administering the IVF hormones and the steadiness with myself meant I always did this in a loving way which honoured my body. I made sure I always set myself up with care and felt comfortable in the process. I am sure this had a huge benefit on my marriage as I have heard so many stories of couples having huge difficulties or marriage breakdowns through the process of IVF and for my husband and I we have been able to go from strength to strength as I have gone from strength to strength within myself. When it came to the procedure to have my eggs collected, I found myself quite anxious, what helped me to feel calm and steady and not have expectation on the result was using the gentle breath meditation which had been recommended to me in my EBM sessions. I found this to be an enormous support and I am sure the staff at the hospital noticed too.
Whilst having the EBM sessions I found that I started to allow the space in my life for my own personal growth. In this time a lot of relationships in my life began to change and blossom. I became aware of how I was growing as a person and allowing that growth to go beyond the treatment room. I was delighted to find that when I was feeling great about myself it allowed other people the space to also feel great about themselves. To be able to connect and communicate with love and openness is truly amazing!