Working on women, mainly, we always finish to talk about uterus and pelvis 80% of the time, but sometimes some men wants to try my sessions and definitely the argument change! This time a dear friend was really interested about the digestive system and how ATMAT can work on it, so I thought it was really good to change subject for this newsletter!
Digestion is a very complex process, like any other process in our body, is perfectly made to serve us the best way possible. Basically is the mechanical and chemical process that transform the food in such a way that we can absorb the nutrients. The big molecules of any food is transformed to become a way smaller one. To accomplish this great work there are 3 different phases:
- The first one starts in your brain, the idea, the sight, the smell, the sound of the food stimulate saliva and gastric juices that start being secreted.
- The second phase takes place in the stomach, that become bigger in order to contain all the food. The chemical juices contained in this important organ break down the food giving it the consistence of a liquid matter. Food can remain in your stomach from 2 to 12 hours according to what is your diet.
- The last passage is in your intestine. The food that is now a liquid juice can be finally absorbed by the small intestine, meantime the water and the minerals are absorbed in the last part that is called colon. What is no longer useful will excreted via the rectum.
From the first to the second phase the food pass by a tube called esophagus, as you can see in the image the esophagus pass by the diaphragm, which is a dome shape muscle that divides the pelvis organ from the ribcage ones.
When we are very stress out, the diaphragm is contracted and the esophagus become squeezed. Some people needs to eat more, when stress is there, in order to force this parachute muscle to relax or, sometimes, the appetite seems to be gone (not in my case!!!!).
When we apply the upper abdomen ATMAT massage we are relaxing the diaphragm 'causing' a better transit of the food and than a better digestion. When we apply the intestine massage we help the transit of our transformed food, allowing a better transfer of the nutrients.
One reason that many of us are not at a healthy weight is because this great system have some blockage in the communication with ourself. We know now that all the emotions are stored in our abdomen, it is than easy to understand why digestion is not always working the way it should, causing all sorts of symptoms. If you'd like to know more find an ATMAT practitioner, she/he will treat you and teach you how to do your self care at home, plus a number of supportive modalities to get your digestion back on track !
Some symptoms that ATMAT can help:
• Digestive disorders
• Low energy
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Lower back ache
• Restricted breathing due to diaphragmatic tension
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A couple of tips for helping your digestion:
• Try not to drink too much liquids while eating, this can dilute your stomach juices.
• If you are stressed or in an emotional moment, try to calm down before eating. The stress take the blood away from the stomach making your digestion more difficult!
• If you eat meat, limit the intake and try to find a good organic product, to avoid chemicals and antibiotics.
• Try to put more vegetables (organic better) in your diet.
*** for my dutch friends, I know you love milk very much, but maybe drinking milk or cappuccino's with your food is not the best for your digestion.
*** for my english friend, adding custard cream everywhere is not the best either (THIS IS A JOKE, don't take me seriously…).
This is serious though…
• Try to put love in every food you eat, being grateful to all that allowed that food to be on your plate and enjoy! Oxytocin is the best hormone for feeling great and happy, when we eat in company, good food and good laughter make your digestion a very great way to Celebrate Life!
Just back from a wonderful Self Care Retreat in Italy and my womb is full of energy, love and new comprehensions. It is so nice to see the faces of the Self Care Lovers the first day and than the joy in their eyes the moment they leave, wise and profound changes happen and you can only be humble in front of such magnificent energy. As a professional I have been wondering many times how can such a sweet, non-invasive massage produce so many effects, so simple yet so strong, how could it be? For me that struggle was a daily breakfast, to induce such a change with a simple touch was the most amazing lesson I could ever learn, but there is more.
This lovely treatment has centuries of history, the Maya of Central America, in fact, have treated the reproductive and digestive systems in combination with abdominal massage, realignment techniques, herbal preparations and prayer. So the nice, sweet touch has a huge history of wisdom that is now passing from Dr. Rosita Arvigo in our hands, and in your hands whenever you do your Self Care!
If you are in a Fertility Journey, may it be IVF, may it be just your will of enhancing your health before conceiving, may it be that you are trying and trying and trying and nothing happens, but you are completely healthy, you might want to explore an aspect that blow away my mind when I was told about... The Uterus moves in the abdomen and sometimes the position she assumes are not the best for our reproductive health... THE UTERUS CAN MOVE???? Yes, indeed.
The uterus need space in order to grow and shrink every month. During the last week before the bleeding the Uterus become double in size and weight. This is why most of us feel heavier and bloated. The cavity is designed to have some space in the front and in the back to allow such a change. Everything is kept in position with many ligaments that work every day to keep this status. During our life, though, many things can happen: falls, injuries, pregnancies, traumas, which could be immediately taken care of, if this practice would be common knowledge. So sometimes ligaments stretch and the uterus might change position, sometimes something really mild, sometimes something more. Many symptoms that women consider normal, are in fact the attempt of our belly to talk to us and advice that there is something that needs to be taken care of. Fertility issues can sometimes be symptoms.
If you want to know more about your abdomen health, please contact us or find a practitioner closed to your town.
If you are in a fertility journey, we’ll be having a dedicated day in Amsterdam the 28th of June. If you have friends that could be interested, please share, this knowledge is there to help us!
Here is our gifts:
. you will learn what to eat in order to help your fertility & well being;
. we'll talk about the womb, how much she is important for our wellness and how it is important to keep her in a balance and in the right position;
.you will learn about the Maya Abdominal Treatment Arvigo, which is an optimal way to give your womb the right balance;
.you will learn many tips that you can use in order to boost up your fertility;
. you will be able to talk about your fertility journey;
. we will have a women circle in order to help each other during this phase of your life;
. you will learn many tips for pregnancy and birth;
. and so much more!
Last time I told you that I would have written an article about the V steam, almost the same day a colleague in the States wrote a very accurate article with many useful informations. So I am going to link to it. However I would love to tell you my personal experience with it, you might find something useful for you in my words. As some of you might know, I was embraced by open harms of Ix Chel (the mayan female goddess) during a trip to Florida, actually for my husband. There I organized a Doula night with Lisa Kelly at her Red Tent and she offered me a treatment. At the end of this treatment she told me to sit on a stool, it had a hall on the bottom, she covered me and the vapor started to go up… directly on my beloved flower. To start with it was really weird, it was warm and nice, but also a very witchy thing to do… she put on a meditation and left me there, with my open flower, on that magic stool that was producing vapor. When I left the Red Tent I was like a zombie, couldn't really figure out what was happening to me. Finally during the Self Care workshop I could understand what all of that was about and it was definitely a unique experience. So I learned how to make the V steam myself and I got a all bunch of herbs to use.
It took me some months before doing it. And when I did I regret I didn't use it more often because the effects were so nice, I was so relaxed and also so so happy… I also discovered that the meditation Lisa put on for me was actually Rosita Arvigo speaking…
The V Steam is a vapor herbal bath, you basically get an intimate sauna. It is very simple to do, you make an herbal tea and you purr the tea in a bowl that is going to be on your home toilet. You seat, cover yourself and enjoy for at least 20 minutes. Very important is to rest for one hour after the steam.
The effects are incredible. You can use it for fertility, for cleaning, before an IVF or IUI, as an yearly ritual, for menopause, and more. I, sometimes, do it when I have an exhausting day and I want to relax.
If you want to know more, please read this article written by an ARVIGO practitioner and teacher, that I thank deeply for sharing so well all our knowledge!
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