Once upon a time, many moons ago, women around the globe practiced healing techniques and rituals that nourished and supported sexual vitality, fertility, life transitions, visionary dreaming and intuitive channeling. Womb health was valued and taught to each generation so that women could tune into the rhythms and wisdom of their body on the journey from menarche to menopause and beyond.
Specifically and still practiced today, Mayan shamans and midwives throughout Latin America would use hands on healing of the womb, body and the spirit to support and heal fertility, transitions, pathologies, pain and traumas.
What fascinates me most is their intuition concerning the position of the uterus, and other abdominal organs, in relation to mental, spiritual, physical and hormonal discomfort and imbalance (they had no “medical” training). They understood that the uterus, an organ that can move, stretch and grow during childbirth and menstruation is susceptible to moving or tipping into a position that is sub-optimal at any time.
The last known Mayan Shaman in Belize, Don Elijio Panti, would always say “when a woman’s womb is out of place, her life is out of place”.
As this work has been passed down into the hands of gifted practitioners throughout the world for decades now, the techniques have been successful in many modern pelvic and abdominal imbalances:
- Fertility challenges
- Menstruation 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. I felt a beam of energy rise up through my belly and for the first time in my life I felt my womb- the next day I bled. I learned that my uterus was retroverted and there was congestion through my inguinal lymph nodes. At the end of the session I was taught invaluable hands on self-care for a life of connection and deep listening to my body.
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? The grief and anger I was holding from losing my rites of passage and learning around my body- this female vessel of miraculous creative potentials- have been clearing ever since I began this journey as teacher and recipient. And, not only has my pelvic health been restored but I am continuing to see ancestral patterns heal and my intuitive senses awaken to visionary states.
I feel it necessary to interject and say here that I know that this work can heal many layers of the body- mind that other things cannot. AND, I am fully in support of modern interventions when knowledge has been obtained to make informed decisions around our bodies and when every beautiful Earth and Spirit created medicine has been tried. Typically I find that, like in the case of profusely bleeding fibroids where surgery is life saving, or of teens in very compromised situations where birth control is a necessary safety measure, that womb healing work supports the full integration of these measures while providing support of the entire system.
I fully honor every person’s decision around their body when they have obtained the knowledge they need to understand all options. We have been greatly misled, and frankly abused, by the modern fertility interventions that creep into and control our bodies under the guise of freedom masquerading as Life intelligence. These sessions will inform you- knowledge is power and true control over your precious creative vessel.
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.
- These sessions are your rites of passage.
- 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 so the nervous system can integrate the deep emotional and spiritual healing. Also, as energies rise and release it is wise to have someone to communicate with along your journey.
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