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MAYA ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) is a holistic and non-invasive therapeutic massage technique that focuses on the abdominal, pelvic and sacrococcyx areas. It is based on traditional healing methods from the indigenous Maya people of Central America. The massage is designed to address the position and health of pelvic and abdominal organs and aims to improve the flow of blood, lymph, and energy in the abdominal area.

"A transformative journey toward pain relief, aligning ancient wisdom with gentle techniques to restore harmony within, fostering healing from the core and outwards."

How does Maya Abdominal Massage treat pain?

 

The primary goals of Maya Abdominal Massage include promoting circulation to the reproductive and digestive organs, enhancing the body's natural healing abilities, and addressing issues such as digestive disorders, fertility challenges, and pelvic pain. Practitioners use gentle and external massage techniques to help guide organs into their proper positions, alleviate congestion, and support overall well-being.

  1. Improved Digestive Function: Can help alleviate digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms by promoting proper organ alignment and enhancing circulation to the digestive organs.

  2. Menstrual Health: By regulating the menstrual cycle and reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as pain and cramping and supports overall menstrual health.

  3. Enhanced Fertility: Prepares the uterus and pelvis for conception by optimizing organ positioning, promoting circulation, and supporting reproductive function. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals undergoing assisted reproductive treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  4. Postpartum Recovery: Aids in the healing and realignment of the abdomen and pelvis following childbirth, promoting faster recovery and helping to address issues such as uterine prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction.

  5. Pelvic Health: It can alleviate discomfort associated with conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and pelvic pain, as well as improve pelvic organ support and alignment, potentially preventing prolapse.

  6. Menopausal Support: May minimize symptoms of menopause or peri-menopause by facilitating hormonal balance, improving blood flow to the pelvis, and supporting overall vitality during the transitional phase.

  7. Mind-Body Connection: Beyond physical benefits, the therapy emphasizes the importance of self-care and fosters a deeper connection between mind and body, promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and a sense of empowerment over one's health and well-being.

 

This specialised therapy is often sought by individuals looking for natural approaches to reproductive health, digestive issues, and pelvic discomfort. It's important to note that the effectiveness of Maya Abdominal Massage for pain relief may vary from person to person, and individual results can depend on the specific cause and nature of the pain. Additionally, seeking the expertise of our qualified and experienced practitioner is crucial to ensuring the proper application of this therapeutic approach.

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What to expect after the abdominal massage?

 

After a Maya Abdominal Massage, individuals may experience various responses as the body undergoes positive changes. Here's what you can generally expect:

  1. Relaxation: Many people feel an immediate sense of relaxation and reduced tension in the abdominal and pelvic regions.

  2. Increased Awareness: Clients often report heightened awareness of their abdominal area, a sensation of warmth, or a sense of improved energy flow. This increased awareness may continue in the hours or days following the session.

  3. Improved Digestion: Some individuals notice improvements in digestion, such as reduced bloating or discomfort.

  4. Emotional Release: The abdominal area is often associated with emotions. Clients may experience emotional releases during or after the massage as stored tension is released.

  5. Fluid Movement: Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage may lead to enhanced fluid movement in the abdominal area. This can contribute to a feeling of lightness.

  6. Changes in Menstrual Patterns: For those receiving the massage for gynecological concerns, changes in menstrual patterns or improvements in conditions like menstrual cramps may be observed over time.

  7. Slight Discomfort: In some cases, individuals may experience slight discomfort or soreness after the massage, especially if there were areas of tension or congestion. This is typically temporary and can be alleviated with self-care measures.

  8. Hydration: It's common to feel thirstier after the massage, so staying well-hydrated is recommended to support the body's natural detoxification process.

It's important to note that individual responses can vary. Some people may notice immediate changes, while others may experience more gradual improvements over a series of sessions. It's advisable to follow any post-massage care instructions provided by your practitioner and communicate any concerns or changes you experience during follow-up appointments. Overall, the goal is to foster a sense of balance and well-being in the abdominal and pelvic areas.

How should I look after myself after the treatment?

 

After a Maya Abdominal Massage, it's essential to prioritize self-care to enhance the benefits of the therapy. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Hydration: Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins released during the massage and to support overall hydration.

  2. Rest and Relaxation: Allow yourself some time to rest and relax after the session. Avoid strenuous activities to give your body the opportunity to absorb the therapeutic effects.

  3. Gentle Movement: Engage in light, gentle movement such as walking or stretching to promote continued circulation and relaxation in the abdominal area.

  4. Nutritious Diet: Opt for a nourishing and balanced diet to support your overall well-being. Include foods rich in nutrients and fiber to promote digestive health.

  5. Warm Compress: Applying a castor oil pack to the abdominal area can help alleviate any residual tension and enhance the relaxation achieved during the massage.

  6. Self-Massage Techniques: Learn to use castor oil packs and practice gentle self-massage techniques to maintain the benefits of the Maya Abdominal Massage between sessions.

  7. Mindful Practices: Incorporate mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing or meditation to promote relaxation and balance in both the mind and body.

  8. Communication with Practitioner: If you experience any unusual sensations or have questions post-massage, don't hesitate to communicate with your practitioner. They can provide guidance and address any concerns you may have.

  9. Follow-Up Sessions: Consider scheduling follow-up sessions based on the recommendations of your practitioner. Regular sessions can contribute to long-term benefits and overall wellness.

Remember that self-care is a personal journey, and it's important to listen to your body's signals. If you have specific post-massage instructions from your Maya Abdominal Massage practitioner, be sure to follow them for optimal results. Always consult with your therapist for personalized advice based on your individual needs and health conditions.

How many treatments do I need for Maya Abdominal Massage?

 

The number of Maya Abdominal Massage treatments varies based on individual needs and health objectives. Typically, a series of three to six initial sessions, spaced closely together, is recommended for addressing specific concerns and promoting organ realignment. Following the initial series, periodic maintenance sessions may be suggested to sustain benefits. Communication with the practitioner is crucial to tailor the treatment plan to individual circumstances. Factors such as the severity of conditions, overall health, and lifestyle influence the frequency and total number of sessions required, with the goal of achieving and maintaining optimal abdominal and pelvic well-being.

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