A tipped uterus creates abnormal pressure in the affected area creating a restriction of blood flow and lymph. This decrease of vital channels of flow results in an increase of acidity, pain, inflammation, and potential disease. Nerve connections become disrupted, disabling communication between the reproductive organs and the brain thus causing hormonal imbalances.
The displacement of the uterus (or tipped uterus) can create a myriad of symptoms, including:
- Painful periods and ovulation
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Dark and clotty menstrual blood
- Hormone imbalances (depression, anxiety, early menopause, difficult menopause)
- Chronic low back pain especially during menstruation
- Chronic constipation before or during your period
- Chronic bladder and yeast infections
- Endometriosis, ovarian cysts/polyps
- Fertility challenges and miscarriage
- Unexplained pelvic pain
- Foul smelling menstrual blood
There are over ten ligaments within your pelvic bowl and over time these ligaments loosen, pulling the uterus out of its optimal position. Loosening of the ligaments may be caused by aging and gravity, pregnancy, high impact exercises, car accidents, injuries to the sacrum or tailbone, or surgeries.
How Maya Works
The Mayan Abdominal Massage is a non-invasive, external massage that guides internal abdominal and pelvic organs into proper position. This massage also works to strengthen and tonify the uterine ligaments.
Luckily for us, these ligaments are reflexogenic which allows the uterus to move without causing harm to the ligaments. Depending on severity, it may take one to several sessions with a trained professional to get and keep the uterus out of a tilted position. Three sessions are usually the minimum.
My sessions involve Myofascial Release to the pelvic bowl, an application of a Castor Oil Pack, Maya Abdominal Massage and instructions for Maya Abdominal Self-Care Massage which you do at home. The additional therapies of Myofascial Release and Castor Oil Pack supplement Maya Abdominal Massage techniques.
I facilitate the John Barnes technique of Myofascial Release to help bring the pelvic bowl back into proper alignment. The uterine ligaments are connected to the inside of the pelvis, so if the pelvis is out of alignment then your uterus might be too.
Application of a Castor Oil Pack helps to decrease inflammation in the applied area. While known as a folk remedy, research has proven that the external application of castor oil produces T-cells and lymphocytes. Therefore decreasing toxicity, increasing liver activity, and improving the immune and digestive systems.
If you think you may have a tipped uterus and would like to book a session please email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Mulholland, LMP