What is Maya Abdominal Therapy and how could it help me?
Maya abdominal massage is an ancient modality of healing practiced by traditional Maya healers and midwives for thousands of years. Thanks to Dr. Rosita Arvigo of Belize (www.arvigotherapy.com), the work is becoming more widespread across the globe through her certification-training program. The primary aim of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy is to increase energy and circulation of blood, lymph fluid and nerve impulse to the abdominal and pelvic organs, as well as to realign organs for optimal function, with particular focus on the proper alignment of the uterus for women. This is achieved through gentle, external massage of the abdomen, pelvis and lower back along with simple stretching techniques.
For women in particular, the displaced uterus is a common cause of a number of reproductive and digestive health symptoms. When reproductive organs shift, the normal flow of blood, lymph and hormones are disrupted, as are nerve connections to the rest of the body. By shifting the uterus back into its proper place, the body’s innate ability to heal itself is restored. Toxins are flushed, tissues are toned and hormones are rebalanced. This is essential for healthy menstrual cycles, conception, pregnancy, labor, and delivery and menopause.
The massage technique also works to diminish adhesions and abnormal growths in the pelvic and abdominal area. This includes ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, and scar tissue from previous pelvic procedures and surgeries. Additionally, the massage is an effective tool for helping ease digestive and urinary tract disorders.
What could cause a displaced uterus?
- Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall or severe blow; car accidents
- Weakened uterine ligaments
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Lifting/carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation, during pregnancy or too soon after childbirth
- Past abdominal surgeries or other invasive pelvic procedures
- Emotional armoring from past abuse
What are the symptoms of a displaced uterus?
- Painful or irregular periods; painful or irregular ovulation
- Dark blood at the onset and/or end of menstruation
- Difficulty getting pregnant/infertility
- Chronic miscarriages
- Painful intercourse
- Headache or migraine with period
- Varicose veins of the legs and/or tired, weak or numb legs
- Low backache; back pain with period
- PMS / depression
- Frequent urination and/or bladder infections
- Recurrent vaginal infections
- Chronic constipation
- Difficult menopause
- More serious imbalances including endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine polyps