Secrets from the Ancients Ix Chel and Mayan Shamans. Allow unique jade rollers and quartz to soothe you.
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Ancient Maya were intimately connected with the natural balance of the environment
Ancient Maya performed body beautification rituals with meditation periods to awaken the pure essence of the self
Since ancient times, Mayan shamans have believed that jade and quartz are sacred due to their metaphysical properties, purifying qualities, and energy benefits. Our hot stone massage therapy, Hydroflexology, combines the vigorous healing energy accumulated in hot stones with aromatic oils. This ritual will ensure the release of tension, anxiety, and the toxins these emotions create by renewing the energy of the body and mind. Once each stone is used, it is then cleansed, purified, and placed on Maya sacred ground to renew its pure energy flow.
Pampering beauty ritual created for Maya kings to release the negative energies of stress and fatigue. It includes shoulder, neck, and scalp massages; plus, a deluxe facial care treatment rooted in sacred Maya healing practices
Experience the mystical power of Mayan traditions and beauty rituals this treatment is extremely beneficial to hair exposed to salt water, chlorine, and/or hair coloring by restoring the pH balance of your hair.
The Maya word for butterfly is "pepen" the perfect name for this ritual of grace and beauty The supreme Maya therapy created to renew your spirit; clean and invigorate your body; and restore the equilibrium and serenity of your mind; thus, bringing into physical manifestation the true nature of your spirit. This holistic ceremony will align the energies of earth, water, fire, and air in you. Anointing the body with Xunan Kab royal pure payaya oil, delicately mixed in a sacred Maya clay body wrap, the healer will unblock your energy flow with a gentle facial, aromatherapy, reflexology, Maya crystal and gemstone therapy.
Medicine of the Maya is a system of knowledge and practices using a holistic, approach. Similarities of Mayan and Chinese medicine apparent in cosmology, concepts of the human body, disease and causality, and therapeutic methods. Mayan medicine has, like Chinese medicine though less extensively, its own patterns of systematic correspondence. There are, for example, nearly 50 points used by indigenous Mayan practitioners which correspond in location and therapeutic use to Chinese points, specifically in their local effects.
The ancient Mayan civilization ruled over Central America up until the time of the Spanish invasion. The Mayans based their healing practices on herbal remedies, crystals and divine intervention. Today, their descendants still live in parts of Central America. Prayer and home remedies are prevalent among these people, as access to modern medicine is limited.
The Maya believe that nightmares and night terrors are common symptoms of children who have experienced shock or grief, which they consider spiritual illnesses. They say that children, because of their tender years and lack of emotional barriers, are especially vulnerable to these illnesses which along with fear, envy, and depression can cause the loss of chuílel - the Mayan word for soul force or life energy. Maya shamans believe that a gentle sacred bath refreshes the electro-magnetic energy field surrounding our bodies, restoring the harmony of body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Mayan healing treatments differentiate between physical and spiritual causes of illness. Treatments like cupping (a form of acupuncture) and bone-setting, work with physical illnesses, from fever to diabetes and broken bones. Spiritual illnesses are discovered in the pulse and in behavioral change. Primary spiritual illnesses are: Mal de Ojo (evil eye), Susto (fright), Pesar (grief), Tristeza (sadness), and Envy. Treatments for spiritual illnesses include Prayers, Faith, Herbal Baths, Teas, Laughter, Burning Copal, Amulets, and the Primicia Ceremony. Mayan healing also includes massage of the neck, feet, back, and abdomen, including uterine massage for women.
Offering protection against evil spirit beings or evil sent by human beings, including hexes, envy, and the evil eye. A piece of black cloth and black thread sewed up around: *Grainy and Amber Copal, *3 Herbs of Grace *Crystal
After the wearing or keeping for three months, remove the crystal and place it out under the full moon in a clear glass container bath of water, white rum or other clear alcohol, and sea salt for cleansing. Burn or bury the bag with herbs and copal, which will have absorbed the negative energy.
4 Cardinal Points
Mayan mythology lays the world square, and there is someone called a ‘bacab’ holding each of the corners of the world. In the rare event of an earthquake, perhaps one of the bacab got tired and let go… Ms Beatrice did not speak much about the extended mythology, but a Mayan shaman who held the Temazcal ceremony for us in Tulum shared the following about the 4 cardinal points and the 4 doors of purification:
East where the sun rises, the beginning, the color white, consciousness
West where the sun sets, the feminine energy rising, the color Red, the womb of the earth and the telling of fears
North the silence, the color black, forgiveness
South the manifestation, the color blue, the energy of hope and joy
Sasturn has this to offer in the way of the holiness of 4: the 4 virgins of Carmen, Guadelupe, Fatima, and Lourdes, the 4 domains of Ixchel, goddess of medicine, Lady Rainbow, guardian of the plant spirits: childbirth, weaving, medicine, and the moon.
“The 3 Herbs of Grace”
Marigold, Basil, and Rue.
Or Calendula, Basil, and St John’s Wort in Western climates.
-Peppermint, Cloves, Garlic, Chamomile, Rosemary, and Yarrow are right up there too, in the little book of essential herbs –
These herbs are the foundation of much spiritual healing work with the emotions, as well providing relief from physical illness and pain.
Doctrine of Signature
Plants look like what they’re good for.
Not all the time, but there is a metaphorical or intuitive connection. For example, when a leaf crosses a branch it is a sign that the plant has medicinal powers. A plant with heart shaped leaves may be good for blood and heart related treatments. Ms Beatrice repeatedly pointed out purple flowered plants that were good for nerves, yellow flowered plants for infection, or for their liver cleansing properties, and red flowered plants for either building blood or to stop bleeding. A red Hibiscus flower, eaten raw to help stop cramping, for example. Plant healing power is down in the roots until the sun calls it up to the leaves. So an intuitive gathering would find roots in the morning, and leaves in the warmth of day.
Or try asking the plants themselves; opening up the intuitive sense that allows your mind to receive information from sources outside of technology or human interface is what allows wisdom to ripen in you. Dreaming with the plants: lying down to sleep with them and asking to know them, is a fine and faith-filled practice of meeting plant energy in a realm where the human psyche and the archetypal energy of the plant can relate.
Mayans began massages by praying over pulses of patients with plants. They asked people to close their eyes and imagine “white light, white flowers, and guardian angels around you” and then held a few leaves at each wrist, and then at the solar plexus, and the third eye. For both men and women Mayans began the massage at the solar plexus, which she called “Pandora’s Box” because of the amount of emotional energy stored here. When dealing with the updwelling of old fright or grief, she invited people to tell their troubles to an “old tree that can hold it”.
The wisdom of the Mayans and "REVELATION"
Transformation is crossing the illusion of the third dimension and filling your aura with the bright colors of creation. It is transcending time, space, matter and energy, so that the emotions can be controlled and one can reach a higher consciousness.
Activating the amygdala gland through smell is the easiest way to achieve this. That is why the oils are important.
Like the Mayan Indians, one can enter the frontal lobe. From the time of birth, Mayan babies foreheads would be pushed in so that the amygdala and the frontal lobes would connect. T.D.A. Lingo did a lot of research on activating the amygdala gland. The gland is divided into two parts. The posterior part controls the emotions and the anterior part causes you access to your frontal lobes. By accessing the frontal lobes, one can fill their aura with the colors of the rainbow.
At the Mayan site of Chichen Itza, the artwork that remains shows how the babies foreheads were pushed in, so that the connection between the amygdala and the frontal lobes was more easily accessed. These pictures also depict Mayan babies and adults eyes as being crossed. This is because the Mayans, from an early age, were encouraged to focus on their frontal lobes and access their power.
Since ancient times, the Maya wedding ceremony has been a sacred and spiritual event in a couple's life. In order to prepare for such an important event, the couple undergoes many spiritual and physical activities filled with mystical sights, sounds, and smells. Ixchel bridal ceremony caters to the bride's emotions and beauty needs. A gentle massage with handmade clay spheres, filled with essential oils are rubbed through out the legs, back, and shoulders, as the clay releases the oils due to the warm body friction, the body relaxes and is ready for the next step. A body wrap with the rich nourishing elements found in organic honey and Ka't a refined Maya clay; the wrap will renew the bride's skin natural balance, leaving it with a beautiful, healthy, smooth glow.. Ixchel ends with a light cucumber or fruit facial and a soft lip gloss to grace the natural beauty in you. Beauty and grace are the spirit of this treatment, individually tailored to meet each bride's personal needs.