The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are an external non-invasive abdominal massage manipulation that instigates natural detox and repositions internal organs that have shifted. This abdominal and sacral therapy relieves congestion and blockages to improve the flow of energy and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptoms. It also supports emotional release.
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COMMON FEMALE ISSUES THIS THERAPY SUPPORTS
Painful PMS . Fertility difficulties . Amenorrhea . Menstrual Pain . Multiple Miscarriages . Endometriosis . Ovulation Pain . Menopause . Hormonal Imbalance . Surgery Recovery . Uterine Fibroids . Ovarian Cysts . Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS . Chronic Bladder / Vaginal infections . Back and Hip Pain . Displaced or Prolapsed Organs . Constipation . Scar Tissue and Adhesions . Frequent Urination . Fluid Congestion in the Pelvic Region . Pelvic organ prolapse . Crohn's Disease . Ulcerative Colitis . Varicose veins . Mood disorders (Anxiety and Depression) . Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (i.e. Heartburn or Acid Reflux) . Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) . Urinary system issues (Interstitial Cystitis, incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.) . Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) . Haemorrhoids
Arvigo® Therapy For The Uterus
This abdominal massage therapy is a wonderful way to decongest and balance the whole pelvic area, including the uterus. 75% of women are walking around with a tipped uterus and don’t even know it. This external massage gently lifts and guides the uterus into its optimal position in the lower pelvis. Many women are told that a tipped uterus is no big deal. but in fact, it is. When the uterus is tilted, women can experience a multitude of symptoms, painful periods, reoccurring bladder infections, difficulty conceiving, lower backache and painful sex to name but a few.
Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels and the digestive system can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body.
Arvigo therapy® can even support a fully prolapsed uterus regain its optimal position within the pelvis.
Many things can cause the uterus to become misaligned-
Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from falls (even early in our childhood) . High impact accidents
Wearing high heel shoes tilt pelvic alignment . Surgical procedures (ligaments get pulled)
Emotional traumas (we can hold tension in our pelvis from this, for years or our lifetime, and this adds to the strain on the ligaments as well as energetically straining the area) . High impact sports . Walking barefoot on cold floors / wet grass . Running on cement (choose soft ground when possible) . Poor alignment of the pelvis with the spinal column . Over-working, lifting and carrying heavy things, especially too soon after childbirth.
Arvigo® abdominal therapy is also a wonderful way to naturally regulate and improve painful periods and the quality of the blood flow. That’s right - periods are not supposed to be painful!
Women who have had hysterectomies also benefit from these abdominal massage techniques as they improve circulation in and around the area of the scar. When circulation is improved, scar tissue will be prevented from forming in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs are benefited from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.
“The uterus is the woman’s core, if it is out of balance, her whole life is out of balance - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.” - Don Elijio Panti, Maya Shaman of Belize 1893-1996
Arvigo® Therapy For Fertility
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are used to improve fertility by moving congested lymph fluid, oxygenating blood, increasing immune function and maintaining proper nerve flow in pelvic organs, and of course restoring the uterus to its correct position.
No matter what fertility-related complaints or ailments you may have as a client or couple I will address the five systems of flow - arterial, venous, nerve, lymphatic and energetic -, help to detox and decongest the whole area including the abdominal organs, which will normalise and restore functions according to nature’s original plan.
If the whole area is in the best possible health then this gives the body the best possible chance for conception and pregnancy.
Our non-invasive, external fertility massage techniques restore homeostasis, or balance within, as well as haemo-dynamics, or unimpeded flow of blood and body fluids.
I offer 1 month or 3 month fertility sessions.
The 1 month therapy protocol is streamlined for couples who want to conceive in a hurry or are undergoing other fertility treatment such as IVF, and includes 2 professional sessions until ovulation as well as lifestyle and nutritional support, and home-based self-care massage.
The 3 month protocol is preferable and recommended . Professional sessions are scheduled twice monthly, usually prior to ovulation and menses. Supporting modalities, lifestyle and nutritional support are included as well as learning the home based self care massage. The three month programme provides ample time to assist the clients’ body into a state of balance. It is advised to stop actively trying to conceive during this time to allow the abdomen to reach optimal condition. Many of those receiving Arvigo® therapy report easier births and quicker recovery time.
In some cases, conception occurs in the first cycle. It is essential to know if ovulation occurs; therefore, menstrual chartings are advised.
My goal for all clients is two-fold: uterine lavage to cleanse a congested uterine membrane, presentation of which includes painful periods and dark blood at the start and end of cycles; and to decongest, balance and the realignment of the reproductive organs to their optimal position and condition. A misaligned uterus restricts arterial blood flow and outward flow of toxins, allowing build up of acid and carbon dioxide in muscles, lymph and surrounding tissue. The result of that build up is pathology and malfunction.
Arvigo® Techniques are also known as fertility massage, abdominal massage, Maya massage, womb massage.
Include Your Partner!
Optimal reproductive organ position is critical for both male and female reproductive health. See page "For Men" on this website for information on why it is important for men's fertility too
Arvigo® Therapy For Post Partum
After the birth of baby, your body needs a lot of support, rest, healing and nourishment in this vulnerable and precious time. The first three months after the birth are often considered as the 'fourth trimester'.
Arvigo® Abdominal Therapy is highly recommended. It is a specialised gentle, non-obtrusive abdominal and sacrum massage which ensures the uterus and abdominal muscles are aligned and balanced. It is quite common in childbirth for the uterus to become slightly off centre, causing other imbalances in the abdomen which can cause adverse health conditions over time. This massage will make sure everything is re-aligned and healthy. It improves healing of Diastasis Recti, provides support and relief for postpartum depression and supports faster healing and strengthening of the uterine ligaments, which stretch significantly during pregnancy and birth. Arvigo® Abdominal Therapy supports both the uterus and other abdominal organs coming back to optimal position in as timely a way as possible and to heal any specific conditions, such as postnatal prolapse or other pelvic discomforts, as well as breaking up scar tissue after a Caesarian.
This massage therapy is also wonderful to reconnect you to your centre, your womb, giving thanks for the amazing job of creating a new life. The Maya believe a woman’s centre is her uterus. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” - Don Elijo Panti.......
I recommend you to receive at least 3 Arvigo sessions as soon after the birth as possible - anytime from day 2 after a natural birth or 6 weeks after a Caesarian birth.
Arvigo® Therapy For All Stages of Menopause
Arvigo® Abdominal Therapy is extremely beneficial in the menopausal years. It can relieve many symptoms including hot flashes. If there are nerve blockages, signals to the brain can be affected and as a result the release of hormones. As well as supporting hormonal balance it also helps with fluid dynamics within the pelvis. The uterus and ovaries actually continue to communicate for another 25 years after menopause - pretty amazing! Arvigo® can assist in the relief from vaginal dryness and painful sex (dyspareunia). It supports the relief of pelvic congestion as well as increasing circulation, improving digestion, aiding in the absorption of nutrients and calming the central nervous system. Arvigo® helps to maintain the strength and integrity of the pelvis against prolapse of organs later in life and can even help with prolapse itself. During peri-menopause, Arvigo® helps to balance hormones and encourages a thorough cleansing and detox of the uterus to rid it of any residual toxins. It is important for our wombs to be cleansed out at this time, as through menopause our wombs shrink to an almost pre-pubescent size. A wise Arvigo® teacher describes the uterus as shrinking to a diamond, the power and wisdom is concentrated and powerful! Arvigo® treatments during this time help to connect a woman to the wisdom of peri-menopause and menopause, as well as her innate, womanly wisdom we all have at this stage of our lives.
Arvigo® Therapy For Digestion
We can eat all the healthy food we like, but unless your digestive system is working optimally, all those health giving nutrients will not be absorbed. Upper abdominal massage is included in Arvigo® Therapy which relieves chronic tension in the diaphragm that can obstruct blood flow to the digestive tract and reproductive organs. Chronic digestive complaints are common in both men and women with pelvic dysfunction and reproductive problems.
It will not occur to many people who have back, shoulder or neck pain, that it may be resulting from digestion problems. The nerves which connect to specific organs in our gut also connect to certain muscles in the back and neck If the bowel slows causing constipation, the lower back can tighten. If one of your digestive organs is under stress the nerve connects it to the corresponding muscle in your back or neck which will then become tense and painful. For more info on how the gut can cause back pain read my blog HERE
Many anxieties and emotions through life are stored in our body's tissues and organs. A very common place is in the organs of the digestive system. Those so called "butterflies in the stomach" can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gasto Esophageal Reflux (GERD), Crohn's and more.
Stresses and emotions cause the small intestine and colon to be "twisted or kinked" leading the blockages in the flow of peristalsis. Surrounding fascia creates adhesions that mal-position organs and impede proper blood flow and enzyme secretions. These techniques slowly improve fascia adhesions, scar tissue and remove any "kinks" in the digestive tract. Clients often report great improvement in digestive function within a few treatments - even more quickly if they are diligent with the self-care massage I teach the therapy sessions.
Arvigo® Therapy For Emotional Healing
Our emotions are stored in our gut. We have all heard the sayings "butterflies in my stomach", "sick to my stomach" , "gut feeling". Harbouring negative, painful emotions can have a profound effect on your quality of life. Along with causing significant emotional damage, they can also greatly affect your physical tissues, digestion and health. These stored emotions literally fester and prevent you from having meaningful, lasting relationships. Emotional release is a healing mechanism which enables us to become more whole. In other words, it can also be seen as an integration of our true self. Because of our social conditioning we are taught to suppress emotions so there is a constant build up. This stuck energy does not go anywhere. It remains stuck within our bodies where it is said to create disease, tension and all manner of mental and physical illnesses. Whether you experience a traumatic event or develop negative feelings over a period of time, by releasing these emotions you can achieve greater well-being and live a more positive, productive life.
Releasing trapped emotions is the key to both our mental and physical wellbeing. Without some sort of emotional release therapy, we will be forever stuck and controlled by our emotions.
Dr Rosita Arvigo
Naprapathic Physician, herbalist, international lecturer and author.