Manual Therapy (Massage)
Mayan Abdominal Massage (MAM) is founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal
massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs
that have shifted, which can restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerves and qi.
Using MAM is an important component of your fertility enhancement at Acupuncture
Northwest & Associates. We recommend a MAM consultation for all of our fertility
patients, to know where your uterus and other organs are positioned and whether adhesions
are found. MAM is especially helpful when you have physical stagnations in the lower
abdomen, such as: adhesions, polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, cysts or tubal blockages.
Learn self-care techniques to do at home.
Consult on lifestyle, nutrition and overall health.
Have abdomen and reproductive organs assessed for adhesions and position.
Repositioning of internal organs and breaking up stagnations.
Relaxing and therapeutic pregnancy massage is useful for alleviating the “aches and pains” of pregnancy.
Mayan Abdominal Massage (MAM) is suggested after 19 weeks of pregnancy. MAM is excellent for insuring good blood supply to the fetus, proper fetal positioning for delivery, and a more comfortable pregnancy and labor.
Mayan Abdominal Massage labor induction treatments begin at 38 weeks. Weekly MAM treatments during the last few weeks of pregnancy have shown to significantly reduce the amount of time a woman spends in labor.
Swedish and Deep-Tissue Massage (Therapeutic Massage) – Seattle Only
Therapeutic massage releases chronic muscular tension, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility, reduces mental fatigue and stress, promotes faster healing of injured tissues, improves posture and can reduce blood pressure.
Some of the added benefits of therapeutic massage are better sleep, improved concentration, reduced anxiety and an overall sense of well-being.
(Insurance is only taken for the therapeutic massage and for massage we are only in network with Aetna)