Daily Blessings

Throughout this fertility journey, no matter how much life has thrown at me, I will remember my blessings & affirmations each day.

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Maya Massage + Whole Foods Ritual

I had my fertility massage today. It was more than I expected & really loved it, not to mention learned a lot. My massage therapist did a castor oil pack on my stomach (which stayed there about an hour) while she did massage, Acupressure, & reflexology on the rest of my body that was focused towards fertility. The cranial, shoulder and back massages were the best. She used different essential oils during the session, which was relaxing. There were certain acupressure and reflexology points that were uncomfortable and actually hurt a bit. The point in my feet for the uterus, adrenal glands and something else were really tender.
The actual uterus massage came next once the castor oil pack was done. To say it was relaxing would be false. For me personally, it was uncomfortable. The right side of my uterus she discovered was tipped forward and pinched a bit. The whole ute was basically shifted to the right side. She taught me to do the self massage, so I then could feel the more prominent side….it just felt weird. Its hard to explain other than during the massage, the right side felt sensitive and bruised, tender. I have circulation issues on the right side of my body anyways, so I guess this made sense. It also helped explain the extreme lower back pain I get and got when I was pregnant before. Now remember, I am not a doctor, nor is my massage chick. So yes, I am aware that other things may be occurring on my insides beside a tilty, smashed uterus. 

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the aftermath...

Its tradition for me to visit Whole Foods after a visit to the city. So here’s my “cooking” picture of the day. Its actually the aftermath picture! I LOVE the Whole Foods salad bar. I always feel refreshed and amazing after I snark down a box of goodness.

CD10…

Tacks &Seeds

While walking the dog this afternoon, I reflected on my day and decided today I am thankful I live close to a big city. I’m able to experience things a lot of Americans in rural, small towns aren’t. I learned 2 new terms are my acupuncture session today: ear seeds & press tacks.

I had seen the “tacks” on my acupuncturist’s shoulders before and the “seeds” on people’s ears and was curious what they were and what they were even for. I have poor circulation, been having numbness in my arms, and a lot of shoulder tension. So shoulder tacks and ear seeds got I. My acupuncturist described this as “acupuncture to go” which I liked.
After my session I treated myself to a lunch and gelato dessert at Whole Foods. Not exactly the type of food my hubs would be wild about, so its usually a solo adventure. My FF chart recalculated my ovulation day, so I am again…. 3 dpo. 

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