My Tilted Uterus Fights Back

A year ago I had my first appointment with a Maya Abdominal Massage Therapist.  I wanted to see this type of massage therapist to realign and restore the center of my body after 3 births, 4 births, and my constant battle with yeast infections.

Prior to a year ago, I had never heard of Maya Abdominal Massage.  I’m sure that many of you have not heard of this type of restorative therapy either.  Here is a summary of my experience.

I started with filling out a female intake form that asked me about my diet, my pregnancies, my menstrual cycles, my family’s history of disease, my activity level, etc.  I then went through an hour long call with the massage therapist, Tara in which she dug a little deeper.

Through our conversation she hypothesized that my uterus was resting on my bladder, literally pushing my bladder down.  Your uterus is suppose to be 1 ½ inches above your pubic bone.  If this was the case it would explain many things I’ve experienced through my life such as a cystocele, sciatica, problems with my feet, heavy menstrual cycles, menstrual cramping, bruising on my legs, and yeast infections.  I’m discovering that the uterus is essential to a women’s total body health—which makes complete sense because the uterus makes us uniquely female.

The uterus is supposed to lie at the very center of our bodies—our inmost being.

The misalignment of the uterus can contribute too many things other than the things I’ve listed above.  Here are a few things taken from Tara’s website.

  • PMS/Depression prior to menstruation
  • Painful intercourse
  •  Painful periods
  • Late, early or irregular periods
  • Headache, migraine or dizziness with period
  • Blood clots and excessive bleeding
  • Difficult menopause
  • Chronic miscarriage
  • Premature deliveries
  • Difficult pregnancy
  • Fertility issues
  • Endometriosis
  • Polyps/Fibroids
  • Vaginal Yeast conditions
  • Uterine infections
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis, Colitis, Crohn’s
  •  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  •  Multiple food allergies
  • Low back ache
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Bladder infection
  • Incontinence
  • Chronic skin conditions
  • Varicose veins of legs and hemorrhoids
  • Tired weak legs
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Sore heels when walking
  • Numb legs and feet (especially while standing still for a while)

A uterus that is tilted one way or another can also affect the thinning of the uterine wall which is menstruation.  A uterus that is not positioned correctly could potential shed the lining unevenly.  I also learned that the uterus is like a sponge and if it is tilted back toward the colon it can actually absorb fecal matter.  An indication of this would be brownish flow during menstruation—who knew!

The uterus also secretes estrogen, androgen, and progesterone—these hormones support sexuality, pregnancy, birth, and the ability to nurture others.

Since this appointment, I also learned that my very poor posture was a huge player in the misplacement of my uterus.  The key to good posture and good alignment for your uterus is to keep your pubic bone and the front of your hip bone (ASIS) level with one another.  Slouching, high heels, and carrying children on your hip can all impact one’s alignment and the integrity of the uterus.  (Yes, ladies our cute high heels affect our uterus.)

asis

Who knew the uterus was such an amazing and influential organ to the female body.  From this point on I will cherish this organ (my inmost being) so much more.

About christinamroz

Believer that anyone at any age and with any abilities can move their body. Foot & Core Expert. Alignment Nerd. Yoga/Fitness Instructor & Trainer. Mother of 4 active children.
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2 Responses to My Tilted Uterus Fights Back

  1. Ulrika says:

    Ok… The thing that annoys me with these alternative therapies is the list of problems that goes with what they’re supposedly treating. List a million things and of course people are gonna go oooh I have that and that too… And sorry but the uterus absorbing fecal matter? The only way that could happen is if fecal matter would leak through the bowels through an actual hole in the bowels which is known as a perforation and which is a life threatening condition requiring emergency surgery. Brown discharge is normal towards the end of the period as well as after child birth as the healing progresses and you’re no longer bleeding heavily. I am usually open to alternative medicine but this was just too much. I do agree though that posture and muscle condition can affect alignment and positioning of the uterus as well as different types of problems in the digestive tract, which have to do with structural issues.

    I hope you don’t find my comment mean or anything – I don’t mean it that way at all – it’s just that I don’t for a moment believe some of the statements made in the post. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comments. I believe that alternative therapies have a vast way of healing ones body is ways that we don’t even know yet. Our bodies are so beautifully woven together. Working the feet can impact the neck, working the psoas can impact the shoulders, working your transverse can impact your digestion. Our body is a beautiful complex being. I don’t think we can or will ever fully understand how it works. In regards to the fecal matter, that was told to me directly by some one who has much more training, expertise, and education in the role of the uterus than myself. I have found in my own body this statement to be true, as I no longer have brownish flows. The information in this post brought me great healing, so if it does that for one person that is enough for me.

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