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My experience at the Maya Abdominal Massage Self-Care Workshop…

My experience at the Maya Abdominal Massage Self-Care Workshop…

Two weekends ago I attended the Maya Abdominal Massage – Self Care. I went to the event open and excited. The instructors were Patience Harvey and Samantha Ford. Both are certified MAM practitioners for years. There were 7 students in the class, all coming to learn ways to take care of our uterus and ourselves. The Self-Care workshop was the best fertility event I have ever experienced. Not everyone there was focused on motherhood, some were women in menopause celebrating that the childbearing years were over. Others were there to honor themselves.

The workshop was very balanced by focusing both on the physical and spiritual. Each of us received a private session during the workshop to receive a treatment and find out where our uterus was located. I learned that my previous assumption that my uterus lays low was correct. I had snowboarded for 6 years and fell a lot. Falling can cause the uterus to drop; there are many other reasons also.

After my session I felt a sensation like a water fall flowing under my belly button, it was my circulation flowing freely. The first couple of days I could feel shifting and pulling going on. I have done this technique daily and look forward to this next moon cycle (period) to see the shifts. After receiving this treatment, we were told that the next cycle may have more clots, dark blood, etc. The uterus is cleansing itself and able to remove things that have been stuck.

I would greatly recommend this workshop or a session with a MAM Practitioner to anyone. I love it so much and see the benefits are so great that I will be going to the professional training in September.

The dates and locations of the next self-care workshops can be found here.

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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