How can Maya Abdominal Massage alleviate anxiety? Many people consider this work, “uterine massage”. It is that, but it is so much more. The pelvic work, and I say “pelvic” instead of “uterine” because when we practice it with women, it is uterine work, but men can receive this work with great benefit as well.

Often where there is anxiety, there is also some concurrent digestive upset. This is where the upper belly work shines. The upper belly work begins just below the sternum. This is where the diaphragm sits. The diaphragm has three holes in it, one of the vena cava, one for the aorta, and one for the esophagus. If the diaphragm is tight, we have difficulty taking good, deep breaths, which will aggravate or trigger anxiety. The blood flow to and away from all of the abdominal organs is restricted. The esophagus is restricted, affecting digestion in a variety of ways.

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.