Understanding and using Mayan abdominal massage

Maya abdominal massage is a non-invasive form of massage that works to gently reposition internal organs and rejuvenate/soothe the abdomen.

Mayan massage supports the release of restricted blood, lymph and energy, improving the flow of liquids, solids, gases, electricity and qi. Mayan abdominal therapy is used to treat or manage many different health issues, but is particularly useful for male and female fertility and digestive issues.

It may take from just one session to several months of treatments to create meaningful change. Around 3-4 sessions are about the average.

Between sessions, self-massage is often required, with your practitioner guiding you on the movements. You can do Mayan self-massage techniques at home (please see who should avoid this type of massage below), but the best person to guide you is a trained, experienced Mayan abdominal massage therapist.

Mayan abdominal massage may:

Who should avoid Mayan abdominal massage

Nearly everyone would benefit from this gentle form of massage, however, the lower abdominal portion may not be appropriate during menstrual bleeding, within the first six weeks of pregnancy, or within six weeks of a vaginal delivery or three months after a C-section.

Those using intrauterine devices (IUDs) should not have Mayan abdominal massage. If pelvic cancer is present or suspected, or a person is undergoing treatment for these cancers, abdominal massage should be avoided.

Anyone with a hiatal hernia should opt for a gentle, superficial massage.

Mayan abdominal massage after a hysterectomy can support the healthy healing of scars, reduce adhesions, improve lymphatic drainage and circulation of the pelvis, and help resolve swelling, burning or aches.

Mayan abdominal massage for misaligned uterus (prolapsed, introverted, anteverted)

The uterus can move around a little inside the pelvis, as it is held in place by muscles, ligaments and the vaginal wall. All these structures are designed to be flexible and elastic to accommodate a full bladder or bowel, and a growing baby.

The structures can stretch and become misaligned, causing restriction and congestion, which can result in many subsequent health effects.

The uterus can ‘wander’ due to mechanical pressure, for example, exercises involving jumping or running on hard surfaces, damage to the sacrum (tailbone), weakened or hypertonic ligaments and pelvic floor muscles, relevant surgeries, and armouring the area to protect it after trauma.

Basic self-care techniques for use at home for supporting relaxation, digestion and fertility



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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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