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About The Techniques
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are a non-invasive external abdominal massage technique incorporating a holistic approach to health care based on abdominal massage, massage to the back and sacrum, anatomy, physiology, lifestyle choices and emotional healing.
Founded on ancient Maya techniques this healing abdominal massage therapy has an amazing reputation for helping many digestive, abdominal, fertility and reproductive conditions by relieving physical and emotional blockages. It improves the flow of chi and the fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems in order to prevent the progression of chronic disease. It not only supports present health conditions but also works to prevent them.
Suitable for men, women and children at any stage of life.
A unique aspect is the empowering self-care massage you will be taught to do at home, not only an integral part of this work, but a lifelong tool to maintain optimal health, truly a gift.
Conditions It Supports
Painful PMS . Fertility difficulties . Amenorrhea . Menstrual Pain . Multiple Miscarriages . Hormonal Imbalance . Endometriosis . Ovulation Pain . Menopause . Surgery Recovery . Uterine Fibroids . Ovarian Cysts . Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) . Chronic Bladder / Vaginal infections . Back and Hip Pain . Displaced or Prolapsed Organs . Enlarged Prostate . Constipation . Scar Tissue and Adhesions . Certain Types of Erectile Dysfunction . Frequent Urination . Pelvic Fluid Congestion . Crohn's Disease . Ulcerative Colitis . Varicose Veins . Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression etc) . Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (heartburn, acid reflux etc) . Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) . Urinary System Issues (Interstitial Cystitis, incontinence, urinary infections, etc.) . Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) . Haemorrhoids
How The Arvigo® Techniques Work
Arvigo® therapy, also known as abdominal massage, Maya massage, womb massage, fertility massage, is a lower and upper abdominal, back and sacral massage therapy which works on the energy, lymph, nerve and circulatory blood flows in order to detox and decongest the whole pelvic and abdominal area into optimum condition. It also works on fascia, ligaments and muscle around these areas. Suitable for men, women and children of all ages.
Within the pelvic bowl, for women it helps to decongest the uterus and ovaries and supports the prevention of clotting during menses. It helps strengthen the ligaments to help rectify a tilted uterus, which is surprisingly common. It can even rectify a prolapsed uterus. It also supports the prevention of clotting during menses and eliminates painful periods.
For men in the lower abdomen, it supports the health and clears blockage of the prostate gland and maintains sperm health. Prostate blockage can progress to inflammation and even prostate cancer so learning the self care massage can put the power in the clients hands to prevent blockage and inflammation is a valuable tool for life!
Emotions stored in the abdominal area often cause physical symptoms - tension in the tissues and physical kinks in the digestive tract to name a few. These can lead to many digestive problems including IBS and Crohn's disease. This therapy helps to release these emotions and repair the physical damage, ensuring optimum digestion and nutrient absorption, essential for organ health. Considering 90% of our immune system is in our gut we have to keep it healthy and in turn achieve greater well-being and live a more positive, productive life!
Arvigo® also assists in breaking down scar tissue and lesions. Lymph is moved up through the liver to make sure it is flowing freely, especially important as it supports and works in harmony with the immune system. It also allows the abdominal area and it’s organs to be bathed in lymph fluid, which contains bacteria and pathogen fighting white blood cells.
Arvigo® assists blood flow and blood pressure and works on fascial restrictions and nerves which connect to the back of the spine and sacrum and also the conception and governing vessel. Blood flow is increased to the small intestines which supports the nervous system. It also relaxes and prevents muscle hardening in the small intestine, which can cause acid to be secreted, which in turn causes gas and inflammation.
The massage to the sacrum and hips supports alignment of the hips and the nerves and ligaments which enervate and support the whole pelvic area going right down the legs to the feet. It also supports the ovarian artery, ovarian ligament, nerves and testicles. It decongests, breaks down scar tissue and relaxes tension in the ligaments which support unrestricted movement.
Back, neck and shoulder pain can also be rectified with this abdominal massage as many spinal nerves connect to the digestive system. Not many people consider their back pain may well be originating in their gut!
The Self - Care Massage
The unique aspect of Arvigo® Therapy is the self care massage you will learn, which is not only a vital aspect of the overall treatment, but also a life-long tool to maintain optimal health and balance.
Learning how to massage your own abdomen will help to sustain and continue the work done at your treatment. Being taught how to massage your own abdomen is truly empowering as you are more in control of your well-being and both physically and emotionally connected to the treatment process. With each follow up appointment you will be able to review the Self Care massage and ensure you are doing the techniques correctly, discussing any concerns you have. The self-care massage truly is a gift.
About Dr Rosita Arvigo
Dr. Rosita Arvigo studied with many traditional healers for over 40 years, the most notable of whom was Don Elijio Panti, the renowned Maya shaman of Belize.
She did a 13 year apprenticeship, learning his knowledge passed down for over five thousand years. She combined her own knowledge of anatomy, physiology and Naprapathy and formulated the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and established the Arvigo Institute which now trains healthcare professionals worldwide. Dr. Arvigo founded the Ix-Chel Tropical Research Foundation which supports the traditions of Maya healers,, helping to preserve and promote knowledge of sustainable organic cultivation as a substitute for destruction and depletion of the rainforest.
2.5 -3 hours
- Comprehensive review of your past and present physical and emotional health focusing on benefiting your abdominal, reproductive and digestive health and supporting any present pathologies.
- Instruction on Self Care massage which is done at home and helps to enhance your professional session
- Full Arvigo Therapy treatment
- Evaluation of body posture
- Recommendations of supporting modalities to support your health and wellness journey
- Support by email, Skype or phone when needed
Follow Up Sessions
1.5 hours - 2 hours
- Review of any changes since initial session and how your body has responded to the treatment and self care massage
- Review of Self Care massage
- Full Arvigo therapy treatment plus advanced techniques relative to your condition
- Evaluation of body posture
- Recommendations of additional supporting modalities to support your health and wellness journey
- Support by email, Skype or phone when needed
*Add a herbal steam or castor oil pack on to a treatment at the 50% discounted price of 300THB
(see 'Supporting Modalities')
I will work with you to address your specific needs and suggest a course of treatments.
Typically, approx 3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions which will be discussed at consultation.
Some conditions, for example organ prolapse, endometriosis or fibroids, will require further attention over a longer period of time.