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Pre Natal and Female Care the Mayan Way

Have you ever considered your uterus to be the doorway between the infinite and the finite? Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Not according to the ancient Mayan traditions and culture.  The Mayans believe that your uterus is the ONLY spiritual organ in the body and is a being that lives inside of you and exists as her own entity. She is alive, has a consciousness of her own, she creates, and she sheds. She lives to create. Without even knowing the word or concept of the sacral chakra, the Mayans knew that she was the creative centre of the being. If she does not create babies, then she creates art, music, literature, gardens and dreams! However, if things are out of balance, she will create fibroids or endometriosis as a way of garnering your attention. She is the doorway, the gateway, and the passage that everyone on this planet had to pass through from the infinite to Earth!  The Mayans believed that because of this it is an honour to have a uterus. It is a special gift to be able to create life and to give birth.

Did you know that we need to take care of our uterus? Are you taking care of yours?  Is she happy? Are you planning a baby? There are many signs that things are not harmonious within your uterus. Firstly, society teaches us that a “normal” menstrual cycle consists of cramps, dark clotty blood, mucousy blood, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, lower back pain, headaches, depression, nausea; just to name a few. No one informs us that this is not okay. When a woman has a healthy menstruation, it should be bright red, fresh, runny blood, like when you cut your arm and it drips out. A little mild cramping at the beginning, no lower back pain, no headaches, no bloating and no dark red or brown blood. Having issues with your menstrual cycle (or lack of) is a sign that your uterus may be tilted to one side, sitting low, or just surrounded by congested tissues. The great thing is, that there is a way to change this. This is particularly important if you are planning a baby.

The Mayans carried through their culture a simple abdominal massage to improve the health of the female cycle and reproductive system, to ensure the uterus is sitting in its correct position and to prepare the woman for pregnancy and childbirth (also for post natal care). The work is focussed on the five flows of the body – arterial flow, venous flow, lymphatic flow, nerve flow, and Chu lel (chi). When there is an imbalance in one of these areas, a blockage occurs, then the signs and symptoms of reproductive issues entail. By encouraging and strengthening these five flows, the body is able to bring itself back into balance and healthier functioning. The uterus can be prepared for pregnancy and women can enjoy their menstruation as an opportunity to reconnect with their body. It is a great time to write, dream, read and be still in the shedding.

Mayan Abdominal Therapy is a beautiful way to reconnect with your body and establish a relationship with your uterus. This ancient technique empowers women to make changes to their health and prepares them for the beautiful experience of pregnancy. It is also a wonderful way to bring the uterus back into alignment and healthy functioning after childbirth.

Copyright © 2012 Fiona House

 

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Meet and Greet our Natural Therapists at Rainbow Tree

Come and explore what goes on beyond the door at Rainbow Tree!

Rainbow Tree now has three practitioners working from the therapy room.  Natural Therapists Fiona House, Jacqueline Iles and Kelly Lulic, and Rainbow Tree.  Proprietor Rachel Clark will be throwing open the therapy room door for a night of fun and insight.  This is your chance to come and meet and greet us all.  There will be short talks from each of us, plus nibbles, organic wine, special offers, free goody bags and loads of door prizes!

Fiona House – Tactile Therpaies for the Body, Mind and Spirit

Kahuna Bodywork
Fertility, Pregnancy and Post Natal Massage
Holistic Massage
Mayan Abdominal Therapy

Fiona will be speaking about the range of therapies she offers and how they support your mind, body and soul though stressful times of transition and change.  She will also be discussing women’s reproductive conditions and how her work supports the health of the hormone system and uterus,  as well as  with supporting you in conception, pregnancy and after the birth your baby.

Jacqueline Ilnes – Ayurvedic Consultant and Yoga Teacher
Jacqueline has been a yoga teacher for over 10 years and an Ayurvedic Consultant for over 6 years.  She has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom of the ayurvedic constitutions and the human body.  She will be speaking about how the ancient and powerful ayurvedic system of health and healing supports your body in all your day to day health concerns, and how it can also help prepare you for child bearing, support you in pregnancy, and balance your system reducing uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms.

Kelly Lulic – Mums and Bubs Nutritionist
Kelly is a qualified Nutritionist.  Through her study, and from her own journey of pregnancy and child rearing, she is a wealth of information and support for nutritional advice covering the childbearing period.  She specialises in prenatal, pregnancy and post natal nutrition – as well as breastfeeding, food for your baby, introducing solids and how to take care of your own body nutritionally after pregnancy.  Kelly will be discussing ways to support yourself nutritionally over this time for you and your baby.

We have so much pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal knowledge and experience to share!

 

 

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Miss Beatrice Waight and Mayan Abdominal Therapy

Some of you may remember that in November 2009 I traveled to Belize in Central America and spent 8 days studying Mayan Abdominal Therapy with a traditional Mayan Healer Miss Beatrice Waight.  It is great sadness to let you know that Miss Beatrice passed away late last year.  She has left a legacy behind her and many westerners had the privilege of studying with her during her life. A book of her life and art has now been released to celebrate her achievements and continue to spread some of her gifts and knowledge.

I have been lucky enough to have been included in this book, in a section where her students could write and tell a story of their experiences of Miss Beatrice.  It is a great honor to have known this woman, to share her home, and to be able to share my experiences of her in this book.

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Ancient Mayan Healing for Reproductive and Digestive Issues.

This article was in Innerself Magazine Autumn Edition 2011

 

While traveling in Central America during 2009 Fiona House decided to search out a traditional healer.   In a small village in the highlands of Belize, Fiona’s path crossed with Miss Beatrice Waight, who was a fifth generation traditional Mayan healer.  Miss Beatice opened Fiona’s awareness to an ancient style of Mayan Abdominal Therapy as she studied under her guidance for 8 days in her home.  After being soaked in the traditional teachings of Miss Beatrice, Fiona returned to Australia and continued her education in this ancient modality with the Arvigo Institute (based in USA) and became a practitioner in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy(ATMAT).  ATMAT is the compilation of knowledge from Rosita Arvigo, who has a sturdy reputation and over thirty years of experience in healing techniques, including the mayan abdominal therapy.

The heart of this rare technique lies with rectifying female reproductive health and is a gentle non invasive external manipulation and massage process that repositions the internal organs, particularly the uterus, to promote optimum efficiency and vitality. It helps to realign a prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus, caused by a number of factors such a significant fall, back injury, surgery or traumatic birth. It can also be due to emotional reasons, such as sexual abuse and trauma and the chronic effects of modern lifestyle.

ATMAT also supports the digestive system.  With strong links between poor digestive health and poor serotonin and dopamine production, which can lead to depression and anxiety disorders, it makes sense that the more efficient your digestive health, the better your mental health is. More than 90% of the body’s serotonin and nearly 50% of the body’s dopamine are created in the gut, and Mayan Abdominal therapy helps encourage blood flow to these digestive areas and stimulates health for neurological, psychological and immunological functioning.

This unique therapy is used to treat a wide variety of symptoms pertaining to menstruation, ovulation, endometriosis, fibroids, bladder problems, chronic miscarriages, conception/infertility problems, painful intercourse and constipation, gastritis and irritable bowel syndrome. It’s also effective in treating headaches/migraines, low energy levels, painful, number or weak legs, varicose veins, feet and lower back pain.

‘People seeking treatment come to me with a range of reproductive and digestive issues and pain, and rarely have a treatment plan from Western medicine that works for them. This technique helps address issues that modern medicine has limited options for. My clients have noticed big improvements in their symptoms in as little as one or two sessions. Using this technique, toxins are flushed from their system, hormone levels are balanced out and homeostasis is restored. It’s exciting to witness my clients’ inner equilibrium return and their symptoms decrease. It isn’t just limited to physical congestion but works on releasing emotional blockages and debris as well.

I am incredibly passionate about reconnecting women with their reproductive systems. A lot of females are lacking basic knowledge about our own bodies and cycles. It’s vital we know what is happening with our bodies in an effort to maximize our health.

It’s really easy to see why traditional Mayan healers believe that “if a woman’s uterus is out of balance, then so is she”’, states Fiona.

With a focus on women’s health and renewing inner balance, Fiona is a knowledgeable, caring practitioner that provides a myriad of alternative therapies and services via her  two practices in Kensington Park and Aldgate.

 

copyright © 2012 Fiona House

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The Passing of Miss Beatrice Waight

Some of you may remember that in November 2009 I traveled to Belize in Central America and spent 8 days studying Mayan Abdominal Therapy with a traditional Mayan Healer Miss Beatrice Waight.  It is great sadness to let you know that Miss Beatrice passed away late last year.  She has left a legacy behind her and many westerners had the privilege of studying with her during her life. A book of her life and art has now been released to celebrate her achievements and continue to spread some of her gifts and knowledge.

I have been lucky enough to have been included in this book, in a section where her students could write and tell a story of their experiences of Miss Beatrice.  It is a great honor to have known this woman, to share her home, and to be able to share my experiences of her in this book.
‘Fire Heart The life and Teachings of Miss Beatrice Torres Waight, In Her Own Words’ is a direct transmission from an authentic Maya medicine woman from the rainforest of Belize, Central America. In her unique style and Belizean charm she shares her life story, her teachings, her ceremonies, her cultural traditions, her herbal knowledge and her Maya recipes with the reader in an intimate and endearing way. This book is a portal for you to enter the magical world of the Maya!’

To learn more about this book, and to purchase, click on the photo to be directed to lulu.com.