The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
WHAT IS IT?
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, are the legacy of an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives and traditional healers in Central America. This therapy is founded on an ancient Maya technique of ABDOMINAL MASSAGE that helps guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position so that organ functions are supported and enhanced. It is an external, gentle and non-invasive massage to the abdomen and lower back.
Arvigo® Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen. They address and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen. This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR AND BALANCE.
A MORE COMFORTABLE AND BALANCED PREGNANCY
Arvigo® Therapy benefits women throughout the child-bearing year by enhancing fertility and conception, supporting structural changes and alleviating discomfort, providing optimal birth position for baby there by easing labor, birth and post partum recovery. At your initial session, you will be taught SELF-CARE MASSAGE which adds to the therapeutic benefits of your session when you perform it at home. Pregnant moms report enhanced wellness benefits when they do their self-care massage regularly.
Arvigo® Therapy supports the physical changes experienced by women during pregnancy.
As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine and pelvic ligaments and pelvic floor muscles.
Note: additional supportive modalities may be recommended by practitioners based on his/her professional license, scope of practice, as well as client needs.
• Strengthens uterine ligaments
• Decreases ligament discomfort
• Enhances optimal function and alignment of all
• Supports optimal fetal alignment
• Decreases chronic muscle tension, restores balance
to overstretch muscles and ligaments.
• Improves pelvic alignment, addressing sciatic and hip pain.
• Improves sacrum mobility and alignment to facilitate an efficient birth.
• Improves blood flow to mother and baby
• Improves blood flow to pelvic floor muscles
• Improves lymphatic circulation and decreases
incidence of edema (swelling)
• Releases tension in ribcage and diaphragm,
making it easier to breathe more deeply
• Reduces rib pain NERVOUS
• Increases oxytocin, suppressing tension and anxiety and cultivating
confidence for mother and her love for her baby
• Supports emotional healing of past traumas
• Helps with digestion, reducing nausea and heartburn
• Improves absorption of nutrients
• Improves elimination
WELLNESS BENEFITS AT-A-GLANCE BY BODY SYSTEM
POSTPARTUM RECOVERY & HEALING
Postpartum is a time of physical and emotional adjustments. A new mother's body undergoes physiological and structural changes as part of healing from labor and birth and to return to her pre- pregnant state.
Arvigo® Therapy during postpartum facilitates recovery. It encourages involution to occur more quickly and efficiently. It supports the uterus and ligaments to return to an optimal position and helps bring the pelvis into balance.
Arvigo® Therapy and self-care massage may be resumed at 6 weeks postpartum to address the following:
• Helps heal Diastasis Recti
• Addresses pain from low
back/sacral/coccyx injuries that
can occur during birth
• Facilitates emotional healing from
surgical birth and birth trauma
• Improves the potential for a
• Aids to reducing and resolving scar
tissue that may have resulted
from a caesarean birth
• Fosters healing from the inside out
ABOUT YOUR PRACTITIONER
As a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Advanced Pregnancy Techniques, I have nurtured expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
I offer clients reliefe from discomforts caused by stressful/active lifestyles, digestive troubles, traumatic accidents & surgeries. I am passionate about educating my clients about the physcial and energetic body & the importance of self care. With my degree in BioMedical Sciences, Neuromusuclar & Myofascial Release training and 500 hour Yoga certification, I have the techniques to serve my clients with effective services.
It is my lifes work to assist others in finding restoration, alignment, and optimal function & mobility- Body, Mind & Spirit.
LMT, RYT, B.A.S, Trained Doula
& Arvigo Practitioner
Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Allyson, New Hampshire 2017
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, is a naprapathic physician and master herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in Central America for more than 30 years. She apprenticed with the renowned Maya Shaman Don Eljio Panti for 10 years until his passing in 1996 at the age of 103.
Dr. Arvigo learned traditional pregnancy care from Miss Hortence Robinson, a well-known herbal midwife in Belize. She combined her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments, connective tisues) with her extensive acquired background in traditional healing methods, and formulated the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Dr. Arvigo established the Arvigo Institute in 2000 and trains healthcare professionals worldwide.
THE ORIGINS of ARVIGO® THERAPY
IxChel, Maya Goddess of Healing
Rosita & Don Ellijio Panti, Belize, Central America
Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Allyson, Grand Rapids, MI 2017