The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage. It is a non-invasive, external massage technique that is used to guide abdominal organs back into their proper position for optimal health and well being. Arvigo Therapy helps to relieve congestion and any blockages that are restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.
Origins of Arvigo™ Therapy
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Naprapathic Physician, developed these techniques based on her 30 years of experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology and spiritual healing. She was taught a form of Maya Abdominal massage by her mentor, the last Maya Shaman in Belize, Don Elijio Panti, with whom she apprenticed for 10 years. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is a modality that incorporates a holistic approach to health - body, emotional and spiritual healing. Maya Abdominal massage practitioners believe that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.
Maya abdominal massage has become very popular for it's effectiveness in treating fertility challenges (in both men and women), menstrual pain, bloating, uterine prolapse, and urinary incontinence (although it helps with many other things as well). Midwives and healers of Central American agree that most female troubles are caused by a "wandering womb."
-Don Elijio Panti, teacher to Rosita Arvigo
Maya Abdominal Therapy also incorporates castor oil packs as well as herbal vaginal steams for cleansing and general reproductive health. Want to know more about these? Contact Svea for more information.
The following are the most common symptoms that the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® may help to address:
**Svea is not a medical doctor and therefore doesn't diagnose or prescribe. Arvigo Therapy is a very gentle yet effective technique that has been shown to help with the above complaints, but not meant to take the place of medical advice.
Arvigo Therapy has also been known as Maya Fertility Massage, Maya Abdominal Massage and Maya Abdominal Therapy.**
What to Expect in a Maya Abdominal Massage Session with Svea:
If you only want a Maya Abdominal Massage for fertility or other female complaints, the appointment will last around 2 hours. If you are struggling with fertility challenges, Svea recommends having both the Maya Abdominal Massage and Naturopathy/Homeopathy (see my Montreal Natural Fertility website here). If you have both, the appointment will be around 2.5-3 hours.
During the appointment there will be a comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs, focusing on reproductive and digestive health. If you choose to do Naturopathy/Homeopathy in combination with Maya Abdominal Massage, this first part will take around 2 hours. Following that will be the abdominal massage that helps:
Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
Improve circulation to organs
Promote vital flow to support the body’s inherent healing capacity
Arvigo Therapy also includes bodywork on your lower back as well. There will be an evaluation of the alignment of your spine and pelvis and then accompanying bodywork to help correct any imbalance you may have. Arvigo Therapy is also great for anyone who has ever fallen on their tailbone/sacrum as it helps to reduce scar tissue in the area and promote circulation and flow in the area.
You will also leave the session with 'homework.' Svea will teach you how to do the self-care massage at home so you can continue to to heal between sessions.
Svea may also recommend complimentary modalities to support fertility and women's health, which may include:
- Faja – a traditional lower abdomen support wrap
- Bajos – traditional herbal pelvic steam bath of the Maya
- Castor oil packs
- Nutritional and herbal support
- Lifestyle education
Typically, 2-3 professional sessions (at a minimum) are required to address most conditions. Clients who perform their self-care massage on a routine basis report an improvement in their symptoms.
First Appointment Cost:
Arvigo Therapy only: $150
Arvigo Therapy (Maya Abdominal Massage) & Naturopathy/Homeopathy: $225
Follow-Up Appointment Cost: $75 per hour
*Naturopathy insurance receipts available*