Once upon a time, many moons ago, women around the globe practiced healing techniques and rituals that nourished and supported sexual vitality, fertility and creativity. Pelvic organ health was valued and taught to each generation so that women could tune into the rhythms of their body on the journey from menarche to menopause and beyond.
Ancient Mayan healers and midwives throughout Latin America would use specific massage techniques to support fertility, pregnancy, creativity and libido in women. What fascinates me most is their intuition concerning the position of the uterus and other pelvic organs in relation to mental, physical and hormonal discomfort and imbalance. They understood that the uterus, an organ that can move and stretch and grow during childbirth and menstruation, can be susceptible to moving or tipping into a position that is suboptimal at any time.
As this work has been passed down and into the hands of gifted practitioners throughout the world for decades now, the techniques have been seen to be successful in many modern pelvic and abdominal imbalances:
- Fertility challenges
- PMS and hormone imbalances
- Fibroids, cysts, endometriosis
- Post-operative support, reducing scar tissue and adhesions
- Prolapsed organs
- Digestive issues
- Restricted breathing and stress
I remember the first time I had a Maya abdominal massage- how could I ever forget. I felt a beam of energy rise up through my belly. I learned that my uterus was retroverted and there was congestion through my inguinal lymph nodes. WOW- so many of my symptoms explained. I was then taught how to work on my own abdomen so that I could maintain this new found energy and connection throughout my life. Like so many of my clients I just wished I had found this work and felt my body in this way 10-20 years ago. How did I not know this about my own body? How is this not taught to every woman everywhere?…
Fast forward to modern times and we have found that the only techniques taught to women about this journey come from a brief and uncomfortable explanation from their 6th grade teacher and the 20 minutes they receive in an annual exam. They are taught that pills are prevention and PMS isn’t really a problem and should just be endured as a part of life.
This is not to say that these techniques take the place of medical intervention. It is to say, however, that they can provide an invaluable bit of education so that women can make more informed decisions around their pelvic health and tune into their bodies. The imbalances that Maya abdominal massage helps alleviate can make it so that medical intervention may not be necessary or as drastic. And, in the case of surgery these techniques help with pre and post-operative care. In my opinion, surgery should always be last resort. Knowledge is power and a few sessions with a Maya abdominal practitioner sounds a lot better than a scalpel and scar tissue.
Why I say EVERY woman should receive Maya abdominal massage?
- I have seen in almost every client I work with, regardless of pathology or imbalance, that the emotional release alone can put into motion a long awaited healing.
- You want your uterus in place don’t you?
- You will actually understand how your hormones and female parts work- maybe for the first time ever.
- I consider it necessary female hygiene and self-care.
- Your body will reveal amazing messages and guidance for you.
- You WILL feel better
- You will learn these techniques for a lifetime of self-care that you will hopefully share with other women you love.
As you begin your journey into your pelvic bowl with a practitioner, I highly recommend an initial investment of 4 sessions over 6-8 weeks so that the tissues remember and hold the work, the new positioning and opening. Also, as energies rise and release it is wise to have someone to communicate with along your journey.
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