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Maya Abdominal Massage at Fertile Ground is performed by Erin Aufdemberge, RMT.
Maya Abdominal Massage is a non-invasive external massage technique. It addresses the position of the uterus and the problems that can be caused by it being displaced. These techniques can also help alleviate common digestive complaints.
The uterus is held in place by ligaments. When stressed or strained, these ligaments can lead to the uterus being mal-positioned. This can be caused by:
Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc.
Pelvic ligaments that have weakened from overstretching during pregnancy or birth
High impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, etc.
Lifting and carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation or too soon after childbirth
Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum
Emotional armoring from abuse at anytime in life
Time and gravity
Weak pelvic floor muscles
Some of the conditions that can be improved by this type of massage include:
Painful periods and ovulation
Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
Bladder or yeast infections
Displaced or prolapsed uterus
PMS/Depression with menstruation
Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms
Enhances pregnancy and aids in labor and delivery
When Maya Abdominal Massage is not performed:
During menstrual bleeding
During the first trimester of pregnancy (other forms of massage are still appropriate)
Within the first 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery or the first 3 months after a C-section
For a woman using an IUD for birth control
If cancer is present or suspected anywhere in the pelvis, or the client is undergoing chemotherapy for this condition
Gentle touch only for Hiatal Hernia
Erin is trained in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage. The initial session usually takes about two hours. This allows for enough time to go over your medical history and teach you the self-care technique so you can continue your treatment at home.
Erin has had additional training from the Arvigo Institue in Maya Abdominal Massage for pregnancy and the postpartum period.