From generations women have been culturally trained that pain is quite normal. It is normal to have painful menses, it is normal to have painful intercourse sometimes, it is normal to give birth with a lot of pain and finally it is normal to suffer for menopause with hot flashes and so on.
Are you sure that this is ‘normal’? Are you sure that taking pain killers every month is the way we are supposed to live?
Before I met ATMAT I was quite sure that was ok to have some pain and headache during my menses, actually I took it as a normal path and I was reassured from the fact that every month I would have to take a little medication or give myself a day off, not to have fun but to lay on the couch...
And if I think back this is very not like me, I have been an holistic practitioner for 12 years now and I was aware that if there is pain it means that the body is trying to talk to us and we should listen and adjust in order not to have pain. But for the menses it was ‘normal’ couldn’t be a symptom. Why is that? Why do society believe that pain must be there and therefore we need ‘special’ medications for ‘those days’?
Female body (just like the male one) is been made in such a wonderful way that we should always address if there is something bothering us, symptoms, I believe, is a way of communication, is the way the body has to remind something to us.
Our womb is one of the most intimate part and it contains our emotions, experiences, our relationships, life starts there and when we are in our mother womb we built up our basic structure and our ability to love and care for ourself and for the others. If this very important part is having pain we need to listen carefully and connect.
Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.
A uterus in any of these positions is often referred to as being "tilted or prolapsed" that can result in many symptoms. Women are often told, "you have a tilted uterus, there is nothing that can be done, or it's normal don't worry about it ". Depending on the symptoms a woman experiences, treatment options may include the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery.
Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy reproductive functioning, such as painless menses, healthy pregnancy, effective labor and birth.
Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped. (www.arvigotherapy.com)
If there is pain the best thing we can do is understanding what it’s causing it and find a good solution for us in order to feel better. It is a very old paradigm that says that women have to suffer, and it’s cultural, our body is made just perfectly not to be in pain and pain should only be the voice that speak up for you.
This is a tiny space where I can share some of my thoughts and experiences, enjoy!