Highlander Wellness Centre founded by Wendy Liu, was created to help women’s fertility identification, restoration and wellness. With 17 years of experience in the massage industry, Wendy was fueled to share her miracle to help others conceive, bring their bundle of joy to their home, and complete their family.
Our editorial team speaks to Wendy Liu, founder of Highlander Wellness Centre where she shares more about her personal story of conceiving 3 beautiful children after she discovered her massage therapy, what makes for a healthy reproductive system and how Highlander Wellness helps to increase fertility wellness amongst women and others. Read on to find out more.
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Exclusive Interview with Wendy Liu, Founder of Highlander Wellness Centre
1. Can you share about your personal journey and how you managed to conceive three beautiful children after you discovered the benefits of massage therapy?
Wendy Liu: I have been trying to conceive for 4 years and tried many different methods. I even considered IVF but heard of many unsuccessful cases, so I gave up on that. Previously, I worked as a masseuse and was later trained by an overseas teacher on fertility massage surprisingly, the practice on my tummy enabled me to conceive my first miracle child.
Subsequently, I managed to give birth to another 2 children. At first, I was unable to give birth to my second child as I could not do the womb massage on my own. My overseas teacher went back to her country a while back, so I only received the massage myself when I taught my hired worker that I imparted my skills. Thanks to that, I got pregnant just 3 months later. I got her to do it for me again after I gave birth so I was pregnant with my third child in 2 months. Given how fast I conceived, the unique massage therapy and especially the customised herbal mask were definitely life-changing for me.
2. How did you come across fertility massage and trained to be a massage therapist specializing in fertility massage?
Wendy Liu: I was already a seasoned masseuse, so I have obtained my NSRS in massage therapy 16 years ago in 2006. After conceiving my first child, I went on to train my skills further by going to a few courses including wellness therapy at Republic Polytechnic. I’m also a Reiki practitioner and I use massage therapy to help with the healing process and improve the womb health. Currently, I am going through an ITEC nutrition course to further my abilities and was nominated for the SWAS individual award category 2021.
3. How did you start up Highlander Wellness Centre, what are the challenges you faced when setting up your business and how did you manage to overcome them?
Wendy Liu: I started Highlander Wellness in hopes of helping other women who went through the same struggles. I always think of it as heart-work, not hard work. I did not plan for it to become a business so it was difficult to start it up and juggle so many tasks. Thankfully, my sister gave me her shopfront from her previous beauty clinic to start Highlander Wellness and I decided to hire more people to help with the increase in clients.
4. Can you share more about the 4-in-1 Womb Treatment available at Highlander Wellness Centre? How did you come up with the formulation and concept for this treatment?
Wendy Liu: Our unique 4-in-1 treatment allows every customer to receive a personalised plus customised treatment to encourage blood flow to the womb for a healthier reproductive system and proper healing in the womb. It includes a fertility wellness massage, EMS therapy for Lymphatic Drainage and a Herbal Mask with Moxibustion Therapy. We are looking to provide fertile womb therapy instead of just massage as I infuse a herb into the treatment that is vital for it to work successfully.
This is especially helpful for ladies who have undergone multiple pregnancies or previous abortions. We also curate treatments for women who are experiencing very painful periods through traditional massage techniques that help to balance the hormones.
I adapted this concept from my previous job as a masseuse but chose to improve it through research during my spare time.
5. What are the common misconceptions about fertility wellness?
Wendy Liu: Many people have this misconception that fertility wellness can be instantly fixed and that you should only take care of your health when you want to get pregnant, but that is completely wrong. It’s something that you have to put in the continuous effort to maintain or restore the best conditions for pregnancy. It doesn’t work like medicine, but rather like constant therapy.
6. What makes a healthy reproductive system and how Highlander Wellness helps to increase fertility wellness amongst women?
Wendy Liu: Massage therapy works in a way where we promote healthy blood circulation by bringing fresh oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to the reproductive organs.
Healthy circulation promotes healing, scar tissue repair and breakdown of old adhesions. This eventually helps to increase the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and therefore, increases your chances of conception. Massage therapy helps you to relax and alleviate high levels of stress hormones known to make conceiving difficult like cortisol and induces positive hormones, oxytocin, which may have been lacking before and play a pivotal role in reproduction.
What we do here is to detoxify and encourage blood flow with every weekly session. This supports egg health and makes the environment of the womb much healthier for conception.
7. How can fertility wellness help with painful menstrual periods?
Wendy Liu: Regulating blood circulation and improving womb health can be achieved through fertility massage and moxibustion as it helps to dispel toxins built up and heal scar tissues, and this can lead to reduced menstrual cramps and regulated period cycles.
If you want to see even better results, I have also found a good food supplement to go with my therapy. They are all-natural so it does not harm the body.
8. How do you manage to balance work and family life, especially since you have three young children? What’s your daily schedule like?
Wendy Liu: It is not easy to balance work and family life given my working hours. I normally take clients during my weekends so my leisure time is sometimes sacrificed. But, I always prioritise my family so I make sure to leave time for them even when business is busy. Given that, my schedule is pretty packed.
9. What are some of your favourite beauty and skincare tips that you would like to share with our ladies’ readers who are busy working women and mothers on looking good and taking care of themselves?
Wendy Liu: I think diet is very important for us females as nutrition plays a big role in beauty and skincare. You are what you eat. Your environment and habits can also affect your body greatly. So monitoring intake and bad habits like smoking can make a huge difference.
10. What kind of advice would you give to ladies on taking care of themselves and increasing their chances of conceiving naturally?
Wendy Liu: I would say watch what you eat and make sure you are faring well both mentally and physically. Most females can conceive naturally, so count your blessings and maintain that position for future pregnancies.
11. What’s your next plan/project?
Wendy Liu: I have no big plans soon other than reaching out to more women who need my help. I think that is rewarding enough for me, knowing that I have made a difference in their lives.
12. Lastly, what would you like to say to our readers who are looking forward to trying out the treatment at Highlander Wellness Centre?
Wendy Liu: I sincerely welcome you to try our practice. Considering our successes, massage therapy can help you in many aspects so you only stand to gain. Do not be shy and just approach us for any queries or services. I look forward to guiding and aiding you on your journey towards motherhood.
Currently, we are giving away 5 free massages for every 10 massages with us. If you are unsure, our first trial is at $68 so you can experience the effects firsthand without committing fully.
Highlander Wellness Centre is located at 321 Alexandra Central #02-16 Alexandra Central Mall, Singapore 159971. Find out more and connect with Highlander Wellness Centre on Facebook: @WombCareSpecialists or visit www.highlanderaesthetica.sg.