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Mayan Massage is a non-invasive way to gently reposition internal organs and improve blood flow and lymph drainage. Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage, which you will learn here, was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. It can be used for a wide range of disorders that involve congestion in the abdomen and pelvic cavity. It is best known for its ability to treat prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus and the relief for digestive disorders. It also can be very useful for improving or restoring fertility.
This routine can be a great way to add in some self-care and night routine to help unwind your busy day. Also it might be worth searching for a qualified Maya Abdominal Massage practitioner in your local area. They might provide some additional information, instruction or a lovely treatment for yourself.
Phase 1 (Menstruation)
This sacral self-massage can help you ease menstrual cramps. According to the Mayan massage tradition, this technique improves enervation of the reproductive organs. Chinese medicine considers it a way to move qi (energy) and blood.
Phase 2 Pre-Ovulation
This massage supports follicle development and a healthy uterine lining and can help keep Fallopian tubes open. Ou can begin using the technique every day as soon as your period ends, stopping two days before you expect to ovulate. After ovulation, stop any massage of the pelvis and sacrum until you know for sure that you are not pregnant. Wear loose clothing, trim your fingernails, and make sure your bladder is empty before you begin.
Phase 3 Ovulation
This massage for the ovaries improves circulation to them, which supports smooth hormonal transitions and healthy ovulation. It is meant to be sued for two or three days before ovulation. Start approximately four days before you ovulate and stop one or two days later. In other words, perform it after you’re done with the uterine massage for phase 2. If you are trying to conceive, after ovulation, stop any massage of the pelvis and sacrum until you know for sure you are not pregnant.
Phase 4 – Potential Implantation
This “warms hands” massage is for use after ovulation, when you don’t want to be doing active massage of the pelvis or sacrum. This is a time for more stillness, nurturing, and grounding, and this technique supports implantation by calming the nervous system, creating better circulation, and warming the uterus. You can also use it during any phase to promote relaxation and entering.
*The massage technique for phase 2 is from Dr. Arvigo, while the other three were developed by Nicole Kruck, LMT, certified Arvigo practitioner and self-care instructor. Images from Making Babies by Jill Blakeway
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