~~ Regeneration Springs ~~
A healing massage studio in Abita Springs, Louisiana, opened in May, 2006, by Donna Caire, a licensed massage therapist certified in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. "I use my extended training in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, visceral manipulation, chi nei tsang, craniosacral, diet and herbal remedies and integrate this knowledge into comprehensive massage sessions."
Universal Healing , One WOMB at a Time
Some of you are new to the idea of uterine and abdominal massage, so I am excited to share with a journalist's story of her journey to heal from painful monthly menstrual cramps. After trying many routes to ease the pain, she discovered The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy with fellow practitioner Megan Assaf (originially from Louisiana) and its positive effects on the uterus.
Abdominal massage is not well known in Louisiana, much less external pelvic/uterine massage, so I thought you might appreciate listening to this 11 minute interview. Here's the link: http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/segment/3784/Can-massage-help-painful-menstruation-#.UhoKJSk8n3U.facebook
What is particularly interesting to note is the journalist shared her experience of this massage with the director of maternal-fetal medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, who is also an OB/GYN physcian. The doctor agreed that the massage would be beneficial to help the uterus to relax and increase blood and lymphatic flow, and although she didn't believe that the uterus could "learn" a new position, the attached ultrasounds of the uterus show a uterus much more centered than before the massage began. Perhaps if we clap hard enough, Tinkerbell will live!
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Ben Franklin
The 4th Friday monthly Body Parts class begins September 27th. Last year we learned about our organs, where they are in the body, the amazing work that each does, and how to connect with them through meditation and self care. This year is designed to cover the systems of our bodies and how the organs coordinate to perform their incredible orchestration of health and balance. These classes are designed to help you learn about your body so that you can support its amazing abilities through fundamental, everyday activities.
For your empowering EDUCATIONAL experiences:
BODY PARTS series, a class held on the 4th Friday of the month): an informational and experiential class on Body Parts. Here's your chance to get the deeper educational part of your treatment plan: this year we will travel through the systems with new paradigms and ways of viewing the circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, immune, hormonal, and nervous systems.....Class size is limited to 9, so if you are committed, and want to assure your spot, please register the month prior to each class held and indicate whether you want morning or evening.I understand that things may come up, and you may have to cancel, but please don't reserve a spot unless you are committed to coming.If you can't commit now, but decide you can come later, call or email for availability up until the day before.
Friday, September 27, 2013 Two times, same class: 10-12 AM and 7-9 PM, cost $15. This class will explore how our systems are activated by cues from the natural world, and ways in which we can participate in the dance to enhance our health. Did you know we live in a world of RHYTHM?
The systems we will be exploring are the circulatory, lymphatic, immune, hormonal, adrenal, nervous, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems. There will be no October class, but classes will resume November 22, December 27, January 24, February 28, March 28, the April class will be postponed to May 2, and May 23. Please register in the month you plan to attend by email or phone. September attendees can email or phone to confirm if you haven't already done so.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2013, 1-4 PM, cost $60 for both, a Mother/Daughter Class on the menstrual cycle, designed for mothers and daughters, ages 10-18. Let's not let another generation of daughters go out in the world uninformed about the wonders and power of her menstrual flow, and all that she can learn from it.
In modern times, a woman menstruates an average of 37 years: that's about 480 cycles, or 2,500 days! And their partners, co-workers, neighbors and children experience it right along with them. It is SOMETHING WE ALLSHARE, yet don't share...to our detriment.Why do we leave unexplored this powerful rhythm within? A serious boater or beach comber would not think of being in or near the water without a knowledge of the tides.
This class will be dedicated to connecting to the rhythms of this very important life event. Future classes will be one for sexually active women of all ages, including those who no longer bleed due to surgical reasons or menopause.This class will be designed to look at this amazing bodily process in a new light, so that we can understand, connect, and empower ourselves and future generations.This class was inspired by the HBO show "Girls" to not let another generation of females go out in the world without exploring this very sacred aspect of our lives.
As always, lots of props and visuals for more complete understanding and ending with a meditation for integration. Information gleaned from this encounter will be used to create a workshop for mothers and daughters to grow and nourish women of the future.
Enjoy your time here! It is a gift.
Donna Caire, LMT #3773, LAP#0164, NCBTMB Approved Provider #451903-12, Certified Arvigo Techniques of Abdominal TherapyTM therapist and Certified Self-Care Teacher