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Meet Marcia Lopez of Women’s True Healing in Redondo Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcia Lopez.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started specializing in Women’s Holistic Health because of my own needs but also because I came across womb healing through a book called Sastun.

The book introduced me to Mayan Abdominal Therapy which focuses on the truth that the uterus is the first home of every human on the planet and therefore it is important that we take of it!

I went and trained with the Arvigo Institute which is one of the first institute to take this indigenous Mayan wisdom and offer it as certified trainings in the U.S. and I became a certified practitioner through them.

I was able to apply this wisdom to myself while I worked through my own recoveries of sexual abuse, of cervical polyps, and cervical dysplasia.

I found that it was revolutionary. I was already well established as a bodyworker and herbalist but I kept searching for deeper ways to heal.

I was already a practitioner of yoga and then found my late teacher Psalm Isadora and studied Sri Vidya Tantra for women’s empowerment with her. I continued and studied Somatic Sexuality with Pati Garcia aka Chula Doula who founded the Shodhini Institute in Los Angeles. And I went on to do a 6 1/2 year training at the School of the Shamanic Arts with Esther Jenkins for my Shamanic initiation through the Peruvian Quechua lineage as an Altamesayoc, which means Earth Steward.

I met Queen Afua, author of Sacred Women, early during this time and was blown away by her deep and simple insights to the power of the womb.

I also continued to train in so many different kinds of abdominal therapy – Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, and some training in Chi Nie Tsang that went along with the background that I already had in the structural bodywork, high-risk pregnancy massage, injury rehabilitation, herbal medicine, and meditation for healing.

My own healing required this.

What I learned through all of this is that this healing has been under the surface of everything that we are.

This is everywhere.

Where ever women gave birth there was knowledge of healing the womb, of taking care of women and families postpartum, of sanctifying the bond between mothers and children and community, of honoring fathers, and of honoring the earth from which a woman’s blood comes. Every one of us received our blood from our mother’s, from a woman, it’s the blood of grandmother’s that sustain us. Shouldn’t we want to ensure that women are healing?

It is undeniable in indigenous wisdom that this is important. The earth, the womb, the blood, and sexuality has always been sacred. And so the task at hand is to apply this wisdom to our modern times on larger scale.

Can the ancient womb healing wisdom of earth’s people help us now? Yes, it can. It can help. It’s not a replacement for medical care but when so many women are suffering from unexplained infertility, from excruciating periods, UTI’s, yeast infections, fibroids, endometriosis, cysts, polyps, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual abuse trauma, labor and delivery trauma, etc. there are questions to be asked.

Mostly why? Why so much female suffering when it comes to their reproductive health? And how does this correlate with the external societal and environmental issues? There is a disconnection from the sacredness of our womb and Women’s True Healing aims to reconnect us.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As smooth of a road as it is to climb up Mt. Everest, I imagine.

Some of the struggles were mostly ensuring my own healing along the way.

That story is deep.

I experienced early childhood sexual abuse, I came from a dysfunctional family with addictions, I struggled with alcoholism, depression, suicidal thoughts, abusive relationships, racism, gender hierarchy, and the immigrant experience. Those were the primary struggles I had to go through to step into my role as a healer.

I’ve been a fairly intelligent person my whole life though I’ve done a lot of stupid things and that was also part of the initiation into this work – to be so acutely conscious and hyper-aware of things while dealing with my own b.s. and the b.s. of the world and then finding balance with that and all the things that are beautiful and amazing.

The biggest struggles really have been about my relationship with life and my embodiment of the truths and revelations that God has given me on my journey, and it continues to be. It naturally and organically has become a life of healing myself and helping others heal their connection between earth, blood, the womb, sex, people, genders, children, water, energy, and everything.

Those were really big initial struggles but some parts have been really hilarious if I’m honest about.

So while my own journey has definitely been the struggle but it’s also been the medicine.

Many women have come to my office and I have been able to relate with them on so many levels. There has never been a story that has surprised me, I am always touched, and I can easily share tears with all women. And I am grateful for that because this real. This is real life and we are in it together.

The other struggle has been learning about business.

If I can use this as a platform right now I think every young person should learn about business and finance in high school and if they don’t offer it go on the internet and figure it out.

The wisdom of the womb is also about acquiring resources. Yes, the structures of economy are not conducive to optimal societal health but the truth is that trade and commerce are a mainstay of human interaction and it is imperative that we begin to understand that and begin a healthy relationship with finance.

It’s kind of painful to learn about all this when you are hitting 40. Just gotta say it.

But it is also fun as heck.

It’s like playing chess and also white water rafting in class V rapids.

The struggle I’ve had with business has been learning about being a business owner when my background has been in meditation, herbs, yoga, philosophy and movement. A lot of steep learning curve but nothing beats working for your highest truths. Creation is another aspect of womb wisdom and having the ability to create a center that inspires safety and healing the moment you walk in has been phenomenal and I am grateful for all the help that I’ve received along the way.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Women’s True Healing – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Women’s True Healing is the South Bay’s premiere holistic healing center for female reproductive wellness.

We specialize in Mayan Abdominal Therapy, yoni steaming, herbal remedies, yoga, and shamanic healing.

We address the issues of: unexplained infertility, pregnancy loss, painful and irregular periods, pelvic injuries and surgeries, endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, cysts, digestive issues, and healing from sexual trauma.

We also offer comprehensive holistic care for postpartum recovery, doula services, trainings, workshops including women’s frame drumming, goddess and women’s moon circles.

Our center also hosts experienced practitioners in other fields of healing such as acupuncture, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, reiki, and more.

What I am most proud of as a company is having the ability to bring so many women together from many different walks of life for the purpose of healing.

What I am also proud of is that we are collectively establishing the legitimacy of this folk healing work in helping women achieve their health goals alongside medical care.

We have excellent Yelp reviews and we are committed to being a place that is safe and an excellent resource for self-healing knowledge.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
The plans for the future are to create more of these centers and to create more ways of accessibility to womb healing knowledge.

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Arianna Gouveia
Jenny Pulido
Marcia Lopez

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