Traditional Maya Medicine

Centered Spirit is a Cultural and Holistic Center specializing in Traditional Maya Medicine — a holistic solution to chronic and acute health conditions. Modern medicine tends to focus on relieving symptoms rather than treating the root causes of disease and pain. These ancient techniques treat the primary causes, thereby preventing the progression of symptoms to a chronic disease state and allowing the body to use its inherent ability to self-heal.


Traditional Maya Medicine is a combination of simple and effective hands-on techniques such as:


    • Irritable bowel syndrome

    • Acid reflux / heartburn

    • Chronic constipation

    • Food allergies

    • Colitis

    • Painful periods

    • Irregular menstrual cycles

    • Infertility / miscarriages

    • Tilted or prolapsed uterus

    • Endometriosis

    • Ovarian cysts / fibroids

    • Abnormal uterine bleeding

    • Menstrual headaches

    • PMS / Menopause symptoma

    • Pregnancy-related back pain

    • Prostatitis


    • Breathing difficulties

    • Depleted energy

    • Bladder infections

    • Post-surgical adhesions & scar tissue

    • Chronic pelvic pain

Awareness is Healing Method

AIH - Awareness is Healing® Method – is a modality based in the Traditional Maya Medicine belief that trauma, repeated stress, and unresolved emotions cause an undue increasing pressure within the body - resulting in many chronic physical health conditions such as digestive disorders, reproductive issues, pelvic pain, anxiety and more. Because the abdomen is where all vital organs are located including the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms; one of the main components of the Awareness is Healing Method utilizes Maya Abdominal Massage* to facilitate simultaneous awareness of physical and emotional restrictions, this allows the nervous system to release, reset and restore - thus providing lasting and empowering solutions to chronic, acute and everyday health conditions. 


Maya Abdominal Massage

Maya Abdominal Massage - is a Traditional Maya Medicine technique that works deeply into abdominal fascia - releasing physical and emotional congestion, thus improving whole body circulation, enhancing organ function, stabilizing the nervous system, and optimizing overall health and well-being.  It combines up to date knowledge of anatomy and physiology to address current medical conditions and provide a wholistic and intuitive approach for the select needs of each individual. 

This massage improves organ function and blood flow by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen and is effective for both women and men. Our reproductive or digestive organs may have shifted, potentially restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and chi. Displacement of the uterus (tipped uterus) or congestion of the prostate causes most of the common female and male reproductive issues, as well as a host of seemingly unrelated ailments.

What to Expect in Treatment:

  • Comprehensive review of personal medical history and healthcare needs.

  • Maya Abdominal Massage to remove congestion and adhesions, align reproductive and digestive organs, and relax the diaphragms.

  • For enhanced results Cupping Craniosacral, Reiki, soft tissue corrections or other complementary techniques may be used during the session.

  • Instruction in self-care techniques that can be used at home to enhance the benefit of the treatment.

  • Possible lifestyle, dietary or herbal recommendations.

Digestive complaints that are often associated with stress and emotional anxiety have a constrictive effect on the connective tissue surrounding vital digestive organs. Abdominal Massage unwinds restricted tissue, naturally allowing for improved digestion, increased circulation and proper assimilation of nutrients.


Abdominal massage of this type is a therapeutic treatment that has been known and practiced by traditional healers for thousands of years — but forgotten in this century.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy offers multiple health benefits to patients — not to mention that five minutes of cupping is equal to thirty minutes of deep tissue massage.


During a typical massage session, a therapist will push into a muscle to alleviate tensions in the body. It helps to think of Cupping Therapy as the reverse of regular massage. Using suction, cupping provides a gentle pulling (rather than pushing) on the muscles for a more complete release of fascia, nerves and adhesions. This technique has been used in Traditional Maya Medicine* (TMM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It is used by both cultures to disperse wind out of the body, improve blood stagnation and promote vital Qi flow.

In Traditional Maya Medicine, the technique of cupping therapy differs from stationary cupping therapy. In this technique the cups are moving or running on the body. When using the running cups technique, massage oil is first applied to the skin, allowing for the cup to glide over the muscles and release adhesions. Fire cupping is very safe when done by a trained practitioner, and heat has a soothing effect on the nervous system. Why is this technique so effective? The cups are vertical or round glasses, similar to a regular drinking glass. In order to create a heat vacuum, a flame is placed in the glass very rapidly (one second) then taken out and the glass is immediately placed on the body. The result is a gentle warming heat and mild suction of the skin into the glass. Oil is also used to be able to run (move) the cups on the body — allowing a wide area of contracted and congested tissues to soften quickly.


Medical Massage

Medical Massage combines different hands-on massage techniques to treat specific acute and chronic health conditions like digestive issues, reproductive issues, musculoskeletal pain, anxiety and post-surgical adhesions.



Acupressure is a traditional medicine technique that follows similar principles as acupuncture, but without needles. It is based on the concept of Chu’lel or life energy, which flows through "meridians" in the body. In a treatment, physical pressure is applied to different points on the body to clear blockages or congestion in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.



A Centered Spirit practitioner accesses the craniosacral system by applying a light touch on specific areas of the body. Working with the spine, cranial bones, diaphragms and fascia, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased and the movement of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) can be optimized; restoring cranial bones to their proper position. Craniosacral Therapy is used to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndrome, and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.



A Centered Spirit practitioner follows the principles of Proper Food Combining, which state that in order to completely digest food; our chemical enzymes require food to be properly combined for absorption. We recognize that whole foods are energy, and help to stimulate the senses; understanding this, we take into consideration your specific lifestyle and individual needs in order for you to achieve optimal nutrition. This approach allows your body to get natural metabolic balance without crash dieting or counting calories.