Maya Abdominal Massage
Suzanne specializes in Maya Abdominal Treatments (MAT), an external, non-invasive abdominal massage to support pregnancy and relieve prenatal discomforts, including indigestion, morning sickness, constipation, lower back, sacrum and pelvic pain. This technique is drawn from a global group of teachers, including Rosita Arvigo, who praises, "This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing."
Additionally, MAT improves circulation and organ function by improving blood flow through the lymphatic, circulatory and nervous systems. Aspen Botanicals provides a one stop shop for the combination of nutrition, herbal support and Maya Abdominal Massage, developing an integrated path to physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.
MAT releases energetic and physical congestion in the abdomen to create homeostasis and an environment for healing. This is also a compassionate massage for fertility challenged women, and supportive for postpartum recovery. If you are a woman wanting to learn more about regulating her cycle, or are experiencing difficulties and pain with your moon, MAT will help you restore and revive. If you are a man dealing with chronic issues in the blood rich organs and digestion system as a whole, MAT is a wonderful tool. Develop a relationship with your core space, and learn more about how you can treat symptoms at home with just one session.
From over thirty years of studying and practicing this massage, Rosita Arvigo has published the following:
What could cause a displaced uterus?
- Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc
- Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth
- High Impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, high impact aerobics, etc
- Lifting & carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth
- Time and gravity
- Past surgeries
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum
- Emotional armoring
What are the symptoms of a displaced uterus?
- Painful or irregular periods; painful or irregular ovulation
- Dark or brown blood at the onset and at the end of menstruation
- Headache or migraine with period
- Varicose veins of the legs and/or tired, weak or numb legs
- Low backache; back pain with period
- More serious imbalances including: Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids and Uterine Polyps
- PMS/ depression
- Frequent urination; bladder infections, incontinence
- Recurrent vaginal infections
- Chronic miscarriages
- Difficulty getting pregnant/Infertility
- Painful intercourse
- Chronic constipation
- Difficult menopause
Benefits for Women: Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this 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 fetus 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 birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, "your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and 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, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces 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 healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Benefits for Men: Men benefit greatly from the techniques as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.
Digestive and Emotional Benefits for Men and Women: Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from the techniques. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, constipation, and heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using MAT, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature.
$150 for 1 1/2 hour consultation/massage
Herbal and Nutritional Personal Consultation
Suzanne Tully, owner of Aspen Botanicals Nutritional Apothecary, is a certified herbalist and is a wealth of herbal and natural healing information. She is also a registered midwife and has been in midwifery for over 30 years. Visit Suzanne to create your own remedies and teas with our expansive selection of bulk herbs, learn to heal and renew with our mineral salt soaks, and find the perfect tinctures to suit any of your healing needs