MAYAN ABDOMINAL MASSAGE FAQ'S
What happens in a Mayan Abdominal Massage session?
Your bodywork session includes gentle, hands-on touch and massage with herbal infused oils, focused on the abdomen, lower back, sacrum and tailbone.
Who can receive Mayan Abdominal Massage?
Maya Abdominal Massage is supportive for all bodies across the lifespan, including during pregnancy and postpartum.
What effects might I notice after a session?
Most people experience a gradual, steady improvement of any symptoms presented over time. It can be common to experience a headache following the session related to the releasing of toxins and increased water intake is encouraged following a session.
Uterine cramping may occur for a few days, and the first two or three menstrual cycles may have an increase in menstrual flow, darker bleeding or clots.
Increase or decrease in urinary output, cramping, or cloudy urine. This typically resolves within a few days
Nausea or diarrhea may occur for the first few days after the first sessions
Emotional responses vary widely, but you may feel more emotional for the first few days following your session
Can I have a session while menstruating?
Gentle massage can be helpful to decrease cramping during menstruation, but deep work over the uterus is not recommended. Upper abdominal massage can be done during menstruation, as well as work on the lower back, sacrum and tailbone.
When can I start Mayan Abdominal Massage after giving birth?
Massage may be started as soon as 2 weeks postpartum following a vaginal birth, or after heavy bleeding subsides. Following a cesarean birth, massage can be started after after 2-3 months.
How is Mayan Abdominal Massage supportive after miscarriage, abortion or other pregnancy loss?
This work is supportive on physical and energetic levels, and can assist the uterus to return to proper positioning and alignment following miscarriage, abortion or other pregnancy loss. If planning future pregnancy, frequent abdominal massage can be helpful for supporting fertility.
Is Mayan Abdominal Massage still helpful if I have a hysterectomy?
MAM is still helpful for decreasing pelvic congestion, aiding digestion and helping with musculoskeletal issues such as lower back pain. MAM can be helpful to work with scar tissue and tension as a result of pelvic surgery.
Are there any contraindication to receiving Mayan Abdominal Massage?
MAM is contraindicated with the following:
-Massage over the uterus is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy; upper abdominal massage may
-Cancer present or suspected anywhere in the pelvis
-Acute infection in the abdomen or pelvis
-Presence of Intrauterine Device (IUD)