Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Journey Into Pelvic Healing - Part 2
Like I may have said, the healer who I will be working with is someone I completely trust and feel totally at ease with. She's OK with my "woo-woo weirdness" so I can tell her any sensation, thought, vision, dream...whatever I experience, and she won't judge me for it. In fact she gains valuable information from what I share with her that shape her approaches to working with me.
One of the techniques being used is Maya Abdominal Massage which is an ancient healing practice that has been taught to other healers. I'm no expert on this so I'm not even going to trying to explain to you what it is.
During my first session, the healer had intended to follow strictly to the Maya techniques, which involved some kneeding, twisting, and acupressure in my pelvis or lower tummy. Sometimes it hurt...like (excuse my lack of "cultural competency"), an "indian burn"...remember when as kids this was some fresh hell torture...to twist the skin on someone's wrist in opposing directions...and it BURNS. The scar tissue pulls and burns like that. She was very gentle with me, and asked for feedback so she could adjust her tension/pressure. At times I felt spinny in my head and transcendent. Floaty and like I was just out of my body connecting to the realm of my soul. Sometimes I just felt fully relaxed. She nearly always says a prayer before she begins for us to release that which no longer serves our higher purpose and anything that keeps us separate from God/Source/Creator...however you envision that.
Part way into it, she was being shown or instructed to finish our time with craniosacral work (which primarily involves her holding my head and allowing my body to unwind any tensions). Craniosacral work is my form of "crack". I love it. I respond so well to it. I think mostly because it is a form of work that demands that the therapist hold the space for allowing the body to do its own healing work rather than them doing TO me. So sticking to the Maya technique strictly didn't work, but we know to just go with the flow of what we are shown to do, and do it. It is a process of being open to healing and allowing it to flow...whatever the form it takes. Techniques are more of a human construct that how spirit energy works anyway. We scheduled for another session, and I was briefly instructed on doing vaginal steams, and castor oil packs. Yeah, right? WFT??? When in Rome, right? She gave me a packet of herbs for my steam (I can't speak to what they are, but you can probably read more about that on the link I gave for Maya Massage. You can look up Vagi-steams, or vaginal steams, and castor oil packs. I WILL tell you more about these in future parts as I learn more myself.