As suggested by author and expert Ashley Boyer—When you’re on your period, you may experience pain, endometriosis and dysmenorrhea. All of these issues derived from what women commonly expect from their monthly period may be able to become less severe if you schedule a massage.
In a recently published article entitled, “I Tried It: What It’s Like to Get a Period Massage,” author and expert, Boyer, writes:
“f you're like me, the first time you hear the phrase ‘period massage,’ a lightbulb goes on. A massage catered specifically to women at the height of their worst period symptoms just makes sense,” adding that, if you do a bit of googling, you'll come to find that massage for easing cramps, bloating, physical fatigue, and mental exhaustion associated with PMS is far from a new concept.
“As a woman who has suffered through debilitating cramps during meetings rather than take a sick day, this, unfortunately, isn't all that surprising. We don't talk about our periods, let alone admit they impact our ability to function. There are enough hurdles for women to jump over—what's one more painful (albeit natural) barrier, right?” she writes.
Boyer suggests that, although massage can aid in fighting off the menstrual pain, it does increase blood flow which means a massage may increase your menstrual flow for a day after the massage; keep in mind, however, the increase in blood flow also has positive effects on menstruation. Increased blood flow may reduce cramps and back pain.
Always check with your registered professional practitioner.