How to do Mayan abdominal massage?
The Mayan Abdominal Massage is a traditional, natural therapy that utilizes gentle massage techniques on the abdominal muscles and internal organs. This type of massage, sometimes called a fertility massage, womb massage, or sobada de matriz, helps to guide the organs back into their proper places and can be beneficial in reducing pain, blockages, and congestion.
This massage technique is widely practiced by healers and midwives in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico and is growing in popularity in other countries.
What is the Arvigo Technique?
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and are based on traditional Maya healing techniques. This external, non-invasive technique works to reposition internal organs that have shifted, stimulating the body's natural capacity to heal and maintain itself. The Arvigo Techniques® combine bodywork, traditional remedies, herbal knowledge, and spiritual healing to support a person in restoring themself to a state of wholeness.
What can the Mayan Abdominal Massage help with?
The Mayan Abdominal Massage can be beneficial in various areas, including:
- Fertility: It may help to improve reproductive health, regulate menstrual cycles and improve egg and sperm quality.
- Digestive Health: Can be helpful for constipation, bloating, heartburn and other digestive complaints.
- Pain: Can help to reduce pain in the abdomen, lower back, hips and pelvis.
- Menstrual Health: May help to reduce pain and discomfort related to menstruation.
- Hormonal Balance: Can be beneficial for those seeking to balance their hormones.
- Emotional Support: May help to reduce stress and tension related to emotional issues.
How to prepare for a Mayan Abdominal Massage session
Before your session, it is important to prepare yourself by drinking plenty of water and eating light meals. It is also important to arrive promptly to your session and let your massage therapist know of any special needs or medical conditions that you have.
When you attend your first Maya massage session, you may receive a Vaginal Steam Bath. This is a non-invasive treatment that involves sitting on a chair over a bowl of steaming herbs. This can be beneficial for many female issues and can provide preventative care for general health.
What to expect during a Mayan Abdominal Massage session
During your session, your massage therapist will use a variety of massage techniques, including gentle pressure and massage strokes. This can help to release tension in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, reducing congestion and blockages so that energy and communication can flow freely.
Your massage therapist may also work with castor oil packs, or for more active massage, they may use herbal compresses to help reduce inflammation and swelling in the abdomen. Hot and cold applications can also be used to both relax the muscles and stimulate circulation.
Tips for after the massage session
After your massage session, it is important to rest and drink plenty of water. Taking a warm shower and wearing loose, comfortable clothing will also help to speed up your recovery process. Avoid strenuous activities and take it easy until the next day.
You may also experience some mild cramping during the first few days after the massage. This is normal and should dissipate in a short amount of time. If your cramps are severe or persist for more than a few days, it is best to contact your massage therapist for further advice.
How to do Mayan Abdominal Self-Massage
If you are interested in trying a self-massage, first lie flat on your back with your belly exposed. Overlap your hands onto your lower belly and hold them here as you focus on your breathing. Continue to do this for several minutes until you feel relaxed and can deepen your breath.
Once relaxed, start to press down with your hands and apply gentle, circular strokes on the abdomen using both your thumbs and fingertips. Slowly move your hands and cover your entire abdominal area. This can help to reduce tension and restore balance in the muscles and organs.
Once you have finished with the massage, keep your hands on your belly and concentrate on your breathing. You may feel heat in your body and a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Focus on this sensation for a few minutes before getting up.
The Mayan Abdominal Massage is a powerful technique that has been practiced for centuries and can provide numerous health benefits. To get the most out of your massage, make sure to prepare yourself properly. With the help of a massage therapist and regular self-massages, you can restore the balance and energy of your abdomen to a state of wholeness.