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When you should NOT do detox massage, womb massage or postnatal abdominal therapy:

  • After trying to conceive 

  • If using an IUD 

  • Active infection or if cancer is present 

  • During the first trimester of pregnancy

  • Hiatal Hernia - gentle touch only

How many sessions do I need? 

Everyone is different, this will be determined after the practitioner has worked on you. 

When should I book my womb massage? 

If you are actively trying to conceive every ovulation, book the day after your period and before ovulation. 

 For most people on a 28 day cycle that is Day 5-14th

If you are not trying to conceive every month, you can book after your period up until before your period (cycle day 5-25th).

If you are irregular, you can book after a negative pregnancy test or you can wait until you get your period and try to book after. 

If you happen to get your period during the time of your appointment, we will modify the bodywork techniques to aid your uterus during this natural cleansing cycle. We recommend adding on the herbal poultice during your period.

What are the benefits of the herbal poultice? 

  • ​Decreases inflammation 

  • Nourishes the body with vitamin e

  • Contains scar reducing properties

  • Helps decrease cramping

What is the consultation? Do I need one? 

This is customized herbal consultation that will aid in meeting your health goals. Health history is reviewed and recommendations  in herbal remedies, lifestyle and diet are made. Not recommended if you are already working with an herbalist, acupuncturist or similar. 


Will this heal my (insert uterine issue here)?

The womb massage/vsteam are both very healing. Most uterine issue can be helped. It will take time as natural healing does, but it will improve your situation although results may vary. 

How does Maya abdominal therapy/womb massage work?

This external massage gently lifts and guides the uterus into its optimal position in the lower pelvis. The uterus is held in position by over 10 ligaments. Ligaments, when stressed or strained cause the uterus to become mal-positioned. If the uterus is mal-positioned, women experience a multitude of symptoms.

How quickly should I expect a change? 

Depending on the severity of the problem, it may take as little as one session and as long as several months for the uterine position to be corrected and for the ligaments to gain enough strength and elasticity for it to stay in place. We will be able to make custom recommendations on follow up sessions.  

Women often report a rapid improvement in symptoms and sense of well being when self-care is performed regularly

Can I incorporate Maya abdominal therapy/womb massage while undergoing IUI/IVF?

Yes! Womb massage and herbal vaginal steam baths highly compliment IVF & IUI. Book as far in advance before starting IVF/IUI and up to one week before the transfer.  

I've had a Hysterectomy - how does Maya abdominal therapy help?

Women who have had hysterectomies benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage/womb massage as well. The technique improves circulation in and around the area of the scar and allows for proper flow of the lymph, which often becomes blocked after surgery, resulting in swelling, burning and deep aching pains in the pelvis. By using womb massage techniques on a regular basis, scar tissue will be prevented from forming our reduced in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs are benefited from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.

How does Maya abdominal therapy/womb massage help with Cesarean sections? 

For women who have had a  cesarean birth, this technique is beneficial for breaking up scar tissue in the same way it works for women who have had hysterectomies. It is also very beneficial to accelerate healing and relieve pain associated with the scar. 

How does Maya abdominal therapy/womb massage help with digestion? 

Many anxieties and emotions through life are stored in our body's tissues and organs. A very common place is in the organs of the digestive system. Those so called "butterflies in your stomach" can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gasto Esophageal Reflux (GERD), Crohn's, and more. 

Stresses, emotions, injury and posture cause the small intestine and colon to be "twisted or kinked" leading to blockages in the flow of peristalsis. Surrounding fascia creates adhesions that mal-position organs and impede proper blood flow and enzyme secretions. Maya Abdominal Massage helps to break down fascial adhesions or scar tissue and removes any "kinks" in the digestive tract. Often there is a dramatic improvement after just one session when combined with proper diet and self-care. 

Will womb massage help with digestion problems following abdominal surgery? 

Scar tissue and fascial adhesions can often cause problems with digestion after abdominal surgery. Maya Abdominal Massage helps to break down the scar tissue and adhesion from past or present surgeries. A few sessions combined with castor oil packs, diet, and self care are often used depending on the restriction for optimal success. Abdominal massage is contraindicated immediately following abdominal surgery, allow 4-6 weeks or at the consent of your physician. 

Is Uterine Massage recommended for all women? 

Almost every woman, even those who have had hysterectomies can benefit greatly from Maya Uterine Massage through improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and a decrease in the formation of scar tissue.

Uterine massage is not performed: 

  • Within the first 6 weeks following a normal vaginal delivery or the first 3 months after a cesarean birth. 

  • For a woman using an IUD for birth control

  • Active infection or if cancer is present or suspected anywhere in the pelvis, or the client is undergoing chemotherapy for this condition

  • During the first trimester of pregnancy

  • Hiatal Hernia - gentle touch only

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