Mayan abdominal massage is one of the easiest, most cost effective health tools any woman, and as it turns out man, can use to boost fertility.
A Brief History
Mayan abdominal massage is an ancient practice dating back centuries. The ancient abdominal massage technique is a non-invasive, external therapy used to “manipulate the positioning of internal organs that may have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi [energy].”
Benefits of Mayan Abdominal Massage for Men
Mayan abdominal massage supports healthy blood and lymph flow throughout the male abdomen and reproductive organs, which can help relieve congestion. Restricted blood flow can impact nerve function, which may affect not only prostate health, but bladder, intestinal, testicular and sperm health as well.
Abdominal massage may be useful for men dealing with:
- mild prostate swelling and inflammation (prostatitis)
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- frequent urination
- lymph stagnation
- varicose veins of the testicles (Varicocele)
- decreased sperm count
- erectile dysfunction (impotence or difficulty obtaining and/or maintaining an erection)
- premature ejaculation
- digestive disorders (constipation, gas, etc.)
Massage is also known to reduce stress by reducing cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Reduced levels of stress and cortisol can be helpful for men dealing with low libido, fatigue and low energy levels, and as a result significantly improve chances of conception.
Mayan Abdominal Massage for Men
Mayan abdominal massage techniques are known to be applied the same way for men as they are for women. You may be wondering, how is this possible when male and female reproductive anatomy are different?
“All the parts, then, that men have, women have too, the difference between them lying in only one thing, which must be kept in mind throughout the discussion, namely, that in women the parts are within [the body], whereas in men they are outside, in the region called the perineum. ” Galen, 200 A.D.
Though appearance and physical location differ, male and female reproductive organs actually mirror each other sometimes in shape, but mostly in function. A female’s ovaries produce eggs like a male’s testes produce sperm. Fallopian tubes transport an egg, and the male vas deferens are tubes with the same function of transporting, albeit sperm rather than an egg. A uterus is made of the same tissue as the penis and both are instrumental for safe transport of human DNA – sperm and egg – for fertilization.
Although Mayan Abdominal Massage may directly interact with the female internal reproductive anatomy, the external male reproductive organs are positively impacted in a slightly different way. The reflexology points applied during the massage stimulate movement of energy, increase circulation, relieve tension and alleviate stress. A blockage in any of these areas can negatively affect fertility in both women and men. The male reproductive anatomy relies heavily on: proper circulation, internal tissue and organ alignment and strength, in addition to emotional wellbeing. Mayan Abdominal Massage can address these key areas.
Finding a Massage Therapist
The Arvigo Institute website maintains a list of certified massage therapists if you are interested in this natural therapy. Once a trained massage therapist shows you the techniques, this massage can be done at home, making it an easy-to-use, inexpensive tool to boost fertility health on your journey toward parenthood.
*Naparapathy is “a field of Physical Medicine that emphasizes the evaluation and treatment of the body’s connective tissues, including muscles, tendons and ligaments and alignment of its entire skeletal structure.” (Naparapothy.org)
– Arivgo, R. and Epstein, N. (2001) Rainforest Home Remedies: The Maya Way to Heal Your Body & Replenish Your Soul. (1 ed.). HarperOne.
– Naparapathy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naprapathy.org/Home.html. The American Naparapathic Association
– The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®: Definition and History. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://arvigotherapy.com/
– The History of the Female Reproductive System. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://web.stanford.edu/class/history13/earlysciencelab/body1/femalebodypages/genitalia.html