What is Mayan Abdominal Massage?
Mayan Abdominal Massage includes a number of different realignment techniques, abdominal and lower back massage, as well as the use of herbal medicine that has traditionally been used in the Maya Civilisation of Central America.
How Does Mayan Abdominal Massage work?
Mayan Abdominal Massage (also known as Womb massage) uses external massage techniques applied to the abdomen and lower back to help realign and reposition internal organs (including the uterus and ovaries) that can shift (have you ever heard of a retroverted uterus?!).
The goal of the work is to normalise the flow within the body (of blood, lymph, and energy), if you have previously seen me for an acupuncture session you will have most likely heard me talking about the importance of flow, and helping to move any blockages that are stopping the flow from happening. The techniques used in Mayan Abdominal Massage are incredibly complimentary to the acupuncture work I do.
Mayan Abdominal Massage is most commonly known for its use of assisting with symptoms related to women’s health, reproduction and issues arising from a tilted or prolapsed uterus.
What is involved?
A typical session is 3hrs long (2.5hrs if I have seen you previously), with each session being tailored specifically to your needs at the time.
Before starting any of the therapy we will sit down and discuss your history, what you are hoping to get out of the session, as well as gaining a good understanding of your pelvic health history. Once that is complete the treatment will start.
As well as the physical massage/realignment techniques I may also include a number of other aspects to a session as well including:
- Vaginal/Yoni Steaming
- Aura Soma
- Castor Oil pack
- Instruction on Self Care that you can do at home
You may have a couple of these, or your may have all- it will depend on what your needs are.
Why would I look at having a Mayan Abdominal Massage?
The most common reason for having a session is for digestive or reporductive associated issues.
Patients may experience a wide range of symptoms associated with (but not limited to):
- Digestive problems and constipation
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GORD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Old adhesions and scar tissue from pelvic and abdominal surgeries
- Varicose veins
- Sciatica, low back and sacrum pain
- Frequent urination and incontinence
- Urinary tract
- and bladder infection
- Tired legs, numb feet, and sore heels
- Abdominal pain
- General Wellbeing
- Prostate swelling and inflammation
- Low sperm count or motility
- Premature ejaculation
- Impotency issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- Painful or irregular menses
- Other menstruation issues
- Dark, thick blood and clots in menses
- Amenorrhea (no menstruation at all)
- Headaches or dizziness with menses
- Uterine polyps and fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Prolapsed uterus or bladder
- Painful or irregular ovulation
- Vaginitis, yeast and uterine infections
- Painful intercourse
- Infertility/ difficulty conceiving and carrying to term
- Fertility issues
- Physical discomfort or pain during pregnancy
- Premature deliveries, weak newborn infants
- Reduced ligament elasticity after childbirth
- Facilitates healing of scar tissue from termination, Cesarean, or hysterectomy
- Difficult menopause