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Lunar Cycle Massage 

At Rising Earth Healing Arts we honor women during her moontime.  Moontime for women is an often overlooked and undervalued period of a woman’s lunar cycle.  Modern western medical approaches often misdiagnose and treat many of the symptoms a woman experiences during her moontime in ways that actually bring a woman further from her deepest healing and nourishment. 


The most common symptoms of moontime for women are womb and abdominal cramping, lower back pain, fatigue, loss or increased appetite, dips in emotional wellbeing.  These symptoms are a signal from your body as it is in the process of shedding and releasing physically and emotionally.  The emotional components are rarely addressed as painkillers and birth control methods are most commonly introduced as an easy fix all though these can contribute to a numbing of emotional processing, increased digestive issues and further abdominal discomfort. 


Fun fact: The scientific term for menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea, derives from an ancient Greek expression which literally means “difficult monthly flow.”

What if there was an even better, healthier way of relieving painful period cramps and other symptoms – one that didn’t rely on the use of harmful drugs?

Lunar Cycle massage is not a new technique for menstrual  pain relief.  It has been used for thousands of years by midwives, medicine women and lay healers (hands on healing).  Unfortunately many to most women are not granted permission to seek or have had interventions such as this available to them through modern western medical care.  Not only is massage more pleasant and relaxing than traditional approaches to managing extreme menstrual pain, it also reduces the burden placed on the digestive system by painkillers and brings a women into a deeper relationship with her moon cycle and her physical and emotional self.

During menstruation, the blood supply to the uterus and surrounding areas of the abdomen are almost entirely cut off, resulting in painful period cramps and muscle pains. Blood supply is not only important for the heart and brain, as blood flow to the muscles is necessary to supply key nutrients and oxygen.

A lack of oxygen and key electrolytes in the muscles is also common cause of painful menstrual cramps. Improving the circulation in these hard-to-reach spots is both an easy way to improve overall health and recovery, and reduce cramping and pain in the muscles surrounding the uterus.

With increased blood flow comes increased oxygen supply to the cells in the region being massaged. Oxygen deprivation of tissues in our bodies is one of the major causes of pain, cramping, dizziness and the feeling of tiredness. This oxygen deficiency, known as hypoxia, can also cause serious long-term degradation in the tissues of the muscles and organs concerned. For this reason, it is important to ensure that circulation is maintained during menstruation.

Frequent contractions of the uterus happen during menstruation and are a major player in the creation of the extreme menstrual pain and the painful menstrual cramps many of us experience. This can also be caused by a displaced uterus where the uterus is working extra hard to release the blood flow because of its placement. A displaced uterus can be something that occured earlier in life, well before menstruating years, from an injury to the body (not just in the pelvis), or from emotional stress or other trauma. A treatment may include Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage, Holistic Pelvic Care TM and womb healing  to correct physical, emotional and spiritual imbalanes to promote and gentle and smooth menstruation. 

Menstruation can be a beautiful passage of time, free from physical discomfort and emotional distress.  

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