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Published November 28th 2012
Ancient healing technique improves the wellbeing of the womb
As we all heard much about the mysterious Maya Calendar in the past, especially this year, I was intrigued to learn more about this mysterious civilization. One day I came upon a little lovely card printed with an ancient Mayan woman healer image, it said "When a woman is healthy, the whole family is healthy as she is the primary caregiver". Underneath, it printed the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. As soon as I saw this part, it didn't take me long to make an appointment with Elena Lacovou, the qualified therapist based in Genki Centre in Glebe. She specializes in improving the wellbeing of our birthplace, the womb of the women.
About the Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Content were sited from the back of the appointment card)
"The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs. The treatment addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus and for relief of many common digestive disorders. It is suitable for: Pre-mensuration Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation Infertility Enhances pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
After making an appointment with Elena, I received a confidential intake form in regard to my medical history and the purpose of the treatment. So I took a little bit time filling the form before my appointment. The treatment started with going through all the issues mentioned in the form, I would love to improve my digestion system as my busy lifestyle caused a lot of indigestion these days.
After understanding my symptom of indigestion, Elena told me that before the massage, I needed to cleanse myself. So she pitched some herbs from a little bag and putted it into a plastic jar. The herb was a mixture of rose buds and lemon grass. She prepared the hot water and poured it into the plastic jar with the herb mixture. I was told to pray nine times before cleansing. So I prayed faithfully nine times. Later on, she placed the plastic hot water jar on a stool, which has a whole in the middle to allow the steam to come up. I was asked to sit on the stool above the water jar and allowed the steam to clean me from underneath. I was given a piece of Sarong to wrap myself up before Elena left the room. The whole cleansing period took about 15 minutes.
I sat on the stool according to her instruction, it was very hot, so I stood up several times to escape the heat. But eventually I settled down on the stool and started to read the book by Rosita Avrigo, the successor of the famous medicine man in Central America, Don Elijio who inspired her to carry on the ancient Mayan healing technique, the Maya abdominal therapy.
Time flied fast, Elena came in to continue our next session, the abdominal massage with coconut oil. I could feel the heat from her hands when she placed them above my stomach. The massages were in a geometric and circular movement, three times at each side and also in the middle, all together nine times. She started from my stomach and then worked down to my pelvic and the alignment part. Later on, I was facing down, where Elena checked the section under my lower back. There were some uncomfortable sections, but it was bearable for me.
I was asked to do another 15 minutes cleansing with same process after the massage. We poured out the herb water into the ground as an ancient ritual, Elena explained that it came from the ground and should go back to the ground.
After the therapy, I have also received a Faja, a piece of white cloth that you can use to wrap around your belly to support the pelvic, the instruction sheet for self care at home and also a little bag of herbs for vaginal steams. I was told to do the same therapy two days in a row. I felt very light after the treatment and my bloating symptom has improved during the evening.
If you are interested in making an appointment with Elena to experience her magic hands, please visit her website here.