Jacintha is one of our valued naturopaths, specialising in women’s health and natural fertility management. Her own experience receiving the Maya Abdominal massage was profound, and led her to travel to America to complete her professional training in these techniques, so she could share them with her patients. The massage is a wonderful treatment on its own, but Jacintha loves that it complements other modalities, such as herbal medicine and nutrition.
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are specialised massage techniques that are specific for reproductive health. These techniques improve circulation and nerve supply to the uterus and aid with lymphatic waste removal, while optimising the position of the uterus and reducing any scar tissue and adhesions.
The uterus is held in position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing foetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.
A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the oral contraceptive pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, “your uterus is tipped, but that’s normal, don’t worry about it.” Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, non-invasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra grams sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for general reproductive health, healthy pregnancy, labour, and delivery.
Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroids, endometriosis, and caesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Maya Abdominal therapies can help with:
An initial consultation is 90 minutes, subsequent consultations are 60 minutes.
Jacintha is available for Maya Abdominal massages on Mondays, Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.