Maya Abdominal Massage FAQ



Does it help fertility issues?

Possibly – a certain number of women have a uterus out of proper position either tilted or dropped down. If this is the case, the blood supply, which carries nutrients to the womb, may be impaired, leaving the womb undernourished and unable to support a growing fetus or to even allow for conception to occur. Thus, we have seen that about 30% of women with fertility issues have a dropped or tilted uterus and have been able to get pregnant once it was in proper alignment and the blood supply, venous drainage, nerve enervation, and lymphatic systems were all functioning in harmony.

Does it work?

Most definitely!  These external, non-invasive massage techniques have been known and used by the Maya and many other Central and South American people for thousands of years. There is evidence of this knowledge in many other global cultures. If it didn’t work it wouldn’t still be with us today, five thousand or so years later. Fertile quality cervical fluid is essential to getting pregnant, and this technique may help to improve quality and quantity of fertile quality cervical fluid

How does it help painful periods?

An unhealthy uterus jammed in between the bowel or bladder, often times folded on itself abnormally, has a really hard time cleaning itself out each month with menses. It has to over compensate for its poor blood supply by severe cramping to clean itself. Often, it is unable to flush out the menstrual fluids because of clotting and thickening of the blood.  Incompletely flushed uterine fluids can accumulate and harden or endurate on the uterine membrane, leading to more cramping and pain that increase with each succeeding cycle.

What if I’m pregnant?

The uterine massage should only be done by a qualified trained professional in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage. The massage has been able to alleviate much of the discomfort of abnormal pressure from the dropped or tilted uterus. This abnormal pressure can lead to low back ache, leg swelling, groin pain, constipation, headaches, and difficult labor and delivery.

What if I have had a hysterectomy?

Women who have had a hysterectomy benefit greatly from these massage techniques because they help to break up scar tissue. Scar tissue can prevent the free flow of arterial blood into the pelvis and can restrict proper venous drainage away from the pelvis. It is well known that lymphatic fluids accumulate below the scar line, causing swelling and pain in the extremities. Post-hysterectomy women report that they can actually feel the improvement of circulation in their legs, pelvis, low back, and abdomen. In some cases it has alleviated headaches and vaginal dryness as well.

What does it do for the male anatomy?

Men also benefit from these massage techniques because they can prevent and alleviate the discomfort of prostate swelling, bring relief from the symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination, and erectile dysfunction.