Mayan Abdominal Massage and IUI/IVF

We are so fortunate to have a certified practitioner of Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage TM. Audrey Blanchard, LMT has had extensive training in this specialized modality. This is an article recently published that http://alignmentmonkey.nurturance.net/2011/maya-abdominal-therapy-and-iui-ivf

Advanced Training in Mayan Massage

Our Massage Therapist, Audrey Blanchard, has recently returned from Michigan where she completed her Certification in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy TM. Audrey has learned advanced techniques to enhance fertility, treat a retroverted uterus, as well as pelvic floor pain. Mayan Abdominal Therapy has been shown to improve symptoms associated with endometriosis, prolapsed uterus or bladder, ovarian cysts, low back pain and digestive disorders including IBS, GERD, chronic constipation. If you suffer from any of these conditions or have not tried Mayan Abdominal Therapy yet, now is the time to schedule your appointment.

Lecture Series Aug 13: Mayan Abdominal Massage

Mayan Abdominal Massage is an external, non-invasive massage modality that specifically addresses the uterine position and other internal organs to support the optimal flow of blood, lymph, and chi throughout the body.Some common symptoms/conditions this type of massage can benefit include displaced or prolapsed uterus or bladder, infertility, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids, as well as pelvic or abdominal pain from previous surgeries or scar tissue. Join us August 13, at 6:00 pm at ilumina to learn more about this modality and how it can be a benefit to you. Spaces will be limited so please call 602-957-2602 to reserve your spot.

We are very excited to have the lecture series back in action, we are currently putting together a schedule of topics that promise to be informative and promising.

Also heading your way is a Infant Massage Class taught by our amazing massage therapist Audrey Blanchard.

Natural Approaches to Low Libido

Loss of libido effects both men and women and at ilumina Healing Sanctuary we start with the natural approach. Specializing in infertility we often hear about couples struggling during the ovulation stage of the women's menstrual cycle as sex can become more of a chore than a pleasure. That combined with hormonal changes and a general increase in stress the libido can really suffer.So what can you do to increase the libido?

  • Exercise: 30-60 minutes of cardio daily (cardio machines, running, swimming, biking) with yoga, tai chi or qi gong added in.
  • Decrease stress: guided imagery, meditation, hiking, connecting with nature and hanging out with friends are some of the ways you can decrease stress. Be creative.
  • For women: Kegal exercises help tone the pelvic floor which aids in better blood flow.
  • For couples: spend time communicating and working on your relationship. Unresolved anger, conflicts and tension put a lot of stress and strain on a relationship.

So what does ilumina do to treat low libido?

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture: Individualized treatment plans are constructed utilizing: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, vitamins and supplements and dietary recommendations.
  • Polarity/ Emotional Wellness: As individuals and in relationship we can hold onto old emotional patters that can disrupt the libido. Using communication and energy work we can gain freedom from habitual patterns that disrupt the libido.
  • Mayan Abdominal Massage: Blood flow plays a significant role in a healthy libido and sexual response. Strategic bodywork on the abdomen, acupuncture meridians and sacral area can help restore the enery and blood flow.
  • Relaxation Massage: Stress, stress, stress......it kills the libido.  Massage is an excellent way to melt the tension away.

Our wellness boutique now carries fun products for couples to try:Love oil sampler pack from Good Clean Love!

Be ready for all of your lover's moods with a travel size of all of our best selling love oils. Used individually each oil develops its own personality and evokes a distinct love response. Combining them makes for a real love adventure. Take an exotic voyage into new intimate lands and discover a new language of love through the scents of distant lands.Good Clean Love Oils make touching, kissing and smelling each other better. Our oil formulas leave your skin feeling as good as it smells. They are extremely nourishing to the skin, with the ability to soften, smooth and heal the skin. Our essential oil formulas are made with pure essential oils from all over the world. We use organic and wild crafted oils whenever possible.All Good Clean Love oils are made with apricot kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, a Vitamin E antioxidant formula, and an exotic blend of essential oils. They are safe to use anywhere on the body. 100% vegan, edible.Response Cream by Emerita!

Get things going in a natural way with our oh-so-stimulating cream.

Curious? It's definitely worth a try. Just rub a little, focusing on the area around your clitoris. Notice the warm tingling? That's our natural ingredients getting your blood flowing. And, of course, these lovely sensations can be further enhanced with a little massaging ;) Apply a few minutes before sex or as part of foreplay. Reapply to your heart's content.Menthol, Rosemary and Niacin (Vitamin B) work together to increase blood flow to your clitoris and give you that warm tingling sensation. It was formulated by women for women to enhance your body's own natural arousal. And it's paraben-free.Key Functional Ingredients: Rosemary and Niacin(Vitamin B), Menthol, Cinnamon OilFor a sperm safe and fertility friendly product we recommend Preseed which we also carry at ilumina.The Pre-Seed SolutionPre-Seed lubricant is the first "sperm-friendly" intimate moisturizer that mimics natural body secretions for an optimal sperm environment. Safe, effective, and designed to support both conception and trying-to-conceive pleasure!Pre~Seed Fun Facts- Designed by women reproductive physiologists!- pH balanced to semen (imitates natural body secretions)!- Manufactured in a FDA registered facility!- Available as single use applicators to be applied before making love for enhanced spontaneity!

The expansion of summer at ilumina

Summer is a time for expansion and growth, we at ilumina are doing just that. I am pleased to welcome Terri Rowan & Marie Verveka to our practice. Terri is a Licensed Massage Therapist that specializes in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. A new therapy we are excited to offer at our clinic that promotes female reproductive health. Terri is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Marie is a Licensed Acupuncture practitioner. She joined ilumina to provide acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the clinic as well as at our affiliated physicians offices for IVF. Currently, Marie will be at ilumina on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please read more about our new staff members below

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Mayan Abdominal Massage for Fertility

ilumina Healing Sanctuary is now offering Mayan Abdominal Massage by certified therapist Terri Rowan. Mayan Abdominal Massage also known as the Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage are centered on the ancient Mayan techniques which reposition orans that have dropped and restricted the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and Chi (energy).Mayan Abdominal Massage are offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness and can be utilized for disorders such as:For women:

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful periods and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and delivery

For Men:

  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)

For everyone:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension