All through the traditional societies, women would have looked after women.
Simple teas and poultices and massages all available in the home were the easiest way to ensure all lived well . . . There it is.
All cultures would have had their own ways of handling life phases with what was around them – mythologies aside, the practicalities of menstruation, birthing and babies all take their toll on a woman’s body. Helpful for all women at any stage of their lives and in pregnancy especially.
A great article on Maya massage and also Maya massage here
Maya massage is an adjunct to moxa and lymphatic massage and the herbs and whatever else I may have suggested in my decades of women’s work and shows us that women have always helped heal each other – belly rubbing and perineal steaming or a variant of this is probably embedded in all culture’s women’s mysteries. . . Some conditions that may be helped through Maya Massage (in addition to our Spleen Qi and Yang tonic work).
If you want to know more – perhaps load up with the various clips on YouTube from here. A description of the Arvigo® techniques that may speak to you as it did to me. . . For those in NZ – Samar in Auckland speaking of the work.
Lack of flow causes all the dysfunction there – so give yourself a gift – come and get your centre centred!!!
Who needs it?
All of us – especially as we age – and the men – their prostates need some loving care as they also age.
We have the period, and the fertility woes (both sexes) and the healing after modern birthing for women, and the prolapses and the discharges – all redeemable with self care and common herbs we have in the garden – and vaginal steaming . . fertility, pregnancy. post partum . . .periods ..
Fertility and Arvigo® massage
Arvigo® Maya abdominal therapy was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapath—someone who specializes in realigning the connective tissue—from Chicago who has spent the past 40 years living in the heart of Belize’s rain forest.
Dr. Arvigo was an apprentice of Don Elijio Panti, who, when he died at the age of 103, was recognized in his New York Times obituary as “the last Mayan master healer in Belize.” A 20 minute interview with a practitioner (in NZ in 2012) is found here.
For those who think herbal medicine is antiquated, 25 to 40 percent of all prescription pharmaceutical medications are derived from just 0.05 percent of the world’s planet species—including birth control of aspirin, both of which are made from wild yams.
Imagine what medical miracles are hidden in the 99.5 percent of species that have yet to be analyzed for their medicinal properties.
Using Don Elijio’s techniques, Dr. Arvigo created Arvigo® Maya abdominal massage in the early 1990s, teaching workshops in the United States and at her campsite in the jungle.
In one of the week long seminars, Rosita and her staff first teach the art of self-care, stressing that in order to heal others, one must first be able to treat and understand the dynamics within one’s own body.
Pregnancy and the Arvigo® work
If you want an easy birth and happy baby – look to undoing what may be blocking an easy exit for baby.
Any back/pelvic /pubic pain is a warning – see an Arvigo® pregnancy specialist to undo what is so easy in the right hands – and get all the flows – especially to the placenta – easily adjusted back to optimal.
Hear Rosita talking about Mayan massage, Arvigo® Therapy and pregnancy
Please look to this article on the ancient Maya
What can you learn?
Heaps –read this article about the medicine of the ancient Maya.
Perhaps start with yourself – there is plenty of vaginal steaming information to be found online. We could do more if we lost our medicialised ways and truly explored living simple and traditionally.
First find an Arvigo® practitioner in your area. . . Along the way, whether it be back pain that is not being resolved, prolapses, period pain, infertility, prostate issues with your man/dad/lover and all kinds of poor circulation any where in you body. . . To understand more, start with the Period App – solutions for questions you may not have thought to ask – or that no one could answer . . there are also various books in the resources here.
Read more about the Arvigo® Maya Therapies