As a woman, and more precisely as a mother, my body has gone through tremendous changes - don't even get me started on the vast physical and emotional transformations that come hand in hand with having children. During these downright chaotic times, my darling Issac always held my hand, his continuous stream of encouragement acting like the guiding North Star. My body welcomed and birthed two amazing sons - Carmine and Halden. So, I've been there, right at that point where you feel you might just topple over with weariness. And that is exactly when I stumbled upon the ancient techniques of Maya abdominal massage.
The Maya abdominal massage is a non-invasive, external, massage technique that guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. On hearing this for the first time, I felt slight disbelief. It tingled my intrigue and curiosity though. The concept, so alien to me initially, sparked my journey into a realm of holistic healing. I dived into this magic of ancient Mayan knowledge, ready to learn, to experience, to revive!
Maya abdominal massage, also known as the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, is founded on an ancient Mayan technique of ABDOMINAL massage. This technique is performed in a slow, flowing, and rhythmic manner, gently guiding organs back into their original position. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages, thereby improving the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. Hence, It contributes to the release of emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen. These techniques could help you with digestive disorders, fertility problems, and even menstrual pain. Quite a package, eh?
The spa-room smelled faintly of lavender, a soothing melody played in the background. I was nervous. I mean, wouldn't you feel the same? A non-medical person poking around your belly and promises of a magic transformation seemed too good to be true. But I was pleasantly surprised. The masseuse's hands were warm, her strokes gentle and confidence-instilling. As she manipulated certain sections of my abdomen, a hitherto unknown sense of calm enveloped me. I felt lighter, freer, and surprsingly, energized! I walked out of that room a changed woman.
The notion of energy renovation might sound overly new-agey, but trust me it's not. With Maya abdominal massage, there's more to it than meets the eye. The manipulation of the abdominal area not only leads to physical wellness but is also deeply connected to the body's energy centers - the 'Chakras'. The abdominal region houses the second and third chakras, central to our emotional well-being, creativity and confidence. When these chakras are balanced, a renewed sense of vigor encompasses you. Talk about an energy makeover!
In the following weeks, I could subtly sense some changes in me. I took a while to figure out what it was. I was sleeping better. My digestion seemed to have improved. Even my periods were less painful than before. Even simple day-to-day stresses seemed to have less of an impact on me. Everything just felt... better. The changes were never overnight and dramatic, but the subtle transformation was more convincing, more permanent in a way.
Granted on the surface the concept seems far-fetched. But aren't the most beautiful things in life unexpected? Each body stores stress differently and this holistic approach aids to tackle those specific areas. So, whether you're a worn-out mom, or a workaholic with that ever-persistent stress knot in the belly, or even a curious cat willing to try something new - give Maya abdominal massage a chance. It's not called the secret wisdom of the Maya for nothing. Come, join me in this journey to reclaim wellness, vitality, and life energy that is rightfully ours.