Abdominal Therapy to help support reproductive, digestive and emotional health
What is Arvigo® Abdominal Therapy?
Arvigo® Abdominal Therapy is an external, non-invasive massage for the abdomen and lower back areas. Also known as the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, it is an effective therapy to support reproductive and digestive health.
It gently stimulates circulation of lymph, nerve and fresh blood flow to the reproductive and digestive organ systems.
Benefits of Arvigo® Therapy
Boost abdominal circulation
This gentle therapy helps to realign the healthy flow of fresh blood, lymph and energy in the abdominal area.
For women with a uterus, the focus is on regaining homeostasis by encouraging the uterus into its most central position.
Release physical and emotional tension
The abdomen is an area that is generally ignored in massage, but often serves as a reservoir of tension and stress for the rest of the body.
Massage can help you release breath holding patterns and improve the flow of energy throughout the body.
Learn self care strategies
Self massage and home care suggestions are a key part of the Arvigo approach. It can help to sustain good circulation initiated by professional treatments.
You’ll also feel more in control of your well being and connected to the treatment process.
What can Arvigo® Therapy help you with?
It is based on traditional Mayan Medicine, and shares the holistic approach of Traditional East Asian medicine. It can help a wide range of digestive and reproductive health issues at all stages of life.
Including, but not limited to:
Frequently Asked Questions
These answers CAN HELP YOU PLAN YOUR VISIT
Is Arvigo® Therapy painful?
It is a gentle massage, not painful or invasive. Some people may feel mild soreness the next day, like after a regular massage. We check in with you during the session to ensure you are relaxed and enjoying the treatment.
Is this like Maya uterine massage?
Maya Massage is the standard abdominal massage that is known throughout the Central American area. Arvigo® Therapy is based on Dr. Rosita Arvigo’s training, experience and work with Mayan teachers, healers and her own professional research.
How soon after childbirth can I receive abdominal massage?
During a healthy postpartum recovery, we can offer Arvigo Therapy 6 weeks after a vaginal birth and 3 months after a cesarean (c-section) birth.
Is Arvigo® Therapy safe during IVF?
Absolutely! Abdominal massage is a gentle and safe addition to almost every step of the ART journey. If you are preparing to start ART, or are already in an IUI or IVF cycle, we can customize the abdominal massage and acupuncture to your needs. Please book a call to get recommendations for best timing.
Can I get Arvigo® Therapy while I’m pregnant?
We do not offer this treatment for pregnant clients, but can make recommendations for other practitioners who can help. We do offer acupuncture for common conditions that may arise during pregnancy.
What are the contra-indications for this abdominal therapy?
It should not be performed in these cases:
- if you have an IUD implanted
- if you are in the 1st trimester of pregnancy
- during the luteal phase of monthly cycle (if your are trying to conceive)
- after having an embryo transfer (IVF cycle)
- if you have active cancer in abdomen or pelvic area
- if you have an active infection in pelvic area (ie. UTI, yeast infection)
- it is generally not recommended to have this treatment during your period (check with practitioner)
- if you are using a pessary, please remove before treatment