Thursday, October 16, 2014

Herbal Vaginal Steams & Mayan Abdominal Massage

As summer comes to a close, I realize how busy my summer has been (is it October already?!). I haven't had much time to post a blog.

In August I attended an awesome birth conference in Quebec called Yonifest (don't judge the festival by the name!). There were so many awesome speakers and I left the conference feeling refreshed and ready to assist women giving birth again (I was having a bit of "birth burnout"). A week later I assisted a beautiful couple who had a totally natural birth.

I also attended the Women's Herbal Conference in New Hampshire at the end of August. It was also an amazing conference! I felt so blessed to be able to take so many awesome classes this summer. While I was at the herbal conference, I met Rosita Arvigo - the founder of Mayan Abdominal Massage. I learned about vaginal herbal steams and herbs for women that assist in womb cleansing and healing. I've since decided that I would love to add all of these things to my Naturopathic practice. I've tried the vaginal herbal steams and I can't even begin to tell you how amazing they are. Here is an article if you want to read more about them. They are great for maintenance cleansing as well as if you are trying to get pregnant. I will be taking the self-care Mayan abdominal massage class in November and will hopefully be able to take the practitioner training in 2015 (so I can offer it to my clients as well). There are currently no Mayan Abdominal Massage practitioners in Quebec (I would be the first). Apparently this technique is incredible for infertility, menstrual cramps and pain, and a whole host of other complaints.

I'm excited and will keep you updated with my progress.

Be well & enjoy the last bit of warmth before the winter.

Doula in Montreal