Mayan Abdominal Therapy
(see "fees and forms" page for pricing)
An ancient healing art, Mayan Abdominal Therapy (M.A.T.) works to improve the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and chi to the vital organs and supportive tissues of the abdomen and pelvis. M.A.T. is an incredibly pleasant and effective form of bodywork that brings healing and balance to these structures. At Womb For Growth, we work with women who are experiencing any of the following:
Vaginal Steams $45
Called Bajos in Latin America and Chai-Yok in Korea, vaginal steams provide healing and relief from various female ailments. They are believed to increase circulation to the pelvic floor and reproductive organs thereby improving the function and health of those tissues. Soothing and therapeutic, vaginal steams are thought to help women with the following:
Vulvar or perineal pain
Menstrual irregularity or painful menses
*Vaginal steams are not to be done during pregnancy, heavy menstrual bleeding, or active infection. Vaginal steams can be used in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy to achieve reproductive health.
Castor oil pack treatment $30
Some of the numerous uses for Castor oil include the treatment of breast cysts, fibroids, ovarian cysts, congestion of abdominal organs, and adhesions from surgery. Wherever there is congestion, scar tissue, decreased circulation and a need for healing, castor oil can be an effective treatment.
Expect to relax for 45 minutes while the castor oil pack is in place. The pack consists of a piece of wool flannel, saturated with castor oil. We place the pack directly over the area to be treated. A heat source is then applied over the area.
(Castor oil packs are sold separately and we are happy to use one that you bring to the session.)
Cesarean recovery session $60
For all of us who have experienced a cesarean birth, the scar tissue is a constant reminder of a birth that did not go as planned. Scar tissue and adhesions can create discomfort aesthetically, emotionally, and physically. The adhesions can present obstacles to or difficulty with future pregnancies. In some cases, the scar tissue can cause pain with intercourse or daily activities. In most cases, these complications can be reversed. The 30 minute cesarean recovery session includes the following:
Abdominal and Scar Tissue Massage (with pressure to your comfort) Pelvic Lymphatic drainage (a light massage to flush the lymphatic fluid from the pelvis and abdomen)
Myofascial release around the scar
Cold Laser to further stimulate the breakdown of scar tissue and accelerate healing
Use of specific essential oils for scar tissue healing
Instruction on the use of castor oil packs over the scar to use at home. (Castor oil packs are sold separately)
*You can add a 45 minute castor oil treatment to this session for an additional $25.