CIRCULATORY


  • Improves blood flow to baby
  • Improves blood flow to pelvic floor muscles
  • Improves lymphatic circulation and decreases incidence of edema (swelling)

DIGESTIVE


  • Helps with digestion, reduces nausea and heartburn
  • Improves absorption and elimination


 



    MESTRUAL SYMPTOMS                                                                 OVULATORY SYMPTOMS                                       URINARY SYMPTOMS                                SYMPTOMS OF CONGESTION

    Painful Periods                                                                           Failure to ovulate                                         Frequent urination                              Endometriosis
    Late, early, or irregular periods                                                   Painful ovulation                                          Bladder infections                              Endometritis
    Dark, thick blood at onset and end of menses                           Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome                      Incontinence                                      Uterine Polyps
    Headache or migraine with menses                                           Ovarian cysts                                                                                                          Uterine Fibroids
    Dizziness with menses                                                               Irregular ovulation                                                                                                   Uterine Infections
    Premenstrual syndrome                                                                                                                                                                                             Vaginal Yeast Infections
    Depression                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vaginitis
    Blood clots during menses and/or excessive bleeding             PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS                                  OTHER SYMPTOMS                                 Painful Intercourse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Undiagnosed Pelvic Pain
    CIRCULATORY SYMPTOMS                                                                      Chronic Miscarriages                                        Constipation                                            

                                                                                                       Premature Deliveries                                   Difficult Menopause

    Varicose veins of the legs                                                          Weak Newborns, Infants                              Cancer of the cervix, uterus or colon
    Hemorrhoids                                                                              Difficult Pregnancies
    Tired, weak legs                                                                         False Pregnancies
    Numb legs and feet esp. when standing still for a while            Incompetent Cervix
                                                                                                       Spotting
                                                                                                       Infertility
                                                         

MUSCULOSKELETAL


  • Helps normalize posture, decreases chronic muscle tension, restores balance to overstretched muscles
  • Improves pelvic alignment, decreasing sciatic and hip pain.
  • Improves sacral mobilization.  The sacrum is a key structure that needs to move well to help facilitate a smooth birth.  Its optimal alignment and mobility are important.


 

             POSTPARTUM RECOVERY AND HEALING




    Postpartum is a time of physical and emotional readjustments.  A new mother’s body undergoes both physiological and structural changes to heal from the strains of labor

    as well as to return to a pre-pregnant state.  Her newborn requires 24/7 care, leaving little time to look after and care for herself.

    Arvigo® Therapy during the postpartum is one of the most beneficial things a new mom can do for herself; it helps restore her to a balanced state, with uterine involution

    occurring more quickly and efficiently.  Uterine ligaments, stretched during pregnancy and birth, heal faster, helping the uterus return to its optimal position in a timely way.

 

    A new mom can receive Arvigo® Therapy at 6 weeks postpartum and resume her pre-conception self-care massage regimen. 

    There are additional benefits of receiving this therapy durin the immediate and long-term postpartum periods:


  • Helps healing for diastisis recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Addresses pain from low back/sacral/coccyx injuries that may have occurred during birth
  • Facilitates spiritual healing from surgical, especially emergency and birth traumas
  • Fosters healing from the inside out, improving the potential for a successful VBAC by helping reduce and resolve excessive scar tissue that may have resulted from a caesarean birth








SYMPTOMS OF A DISPLACED UTERUS



ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY®


FOR MEN:

Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
Prostatitis (mild)
Impotence
Erectile Dysfunction

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION:


  • Comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs focusing on reproductive and digestive health
  • Upper and lower abdominal massage to help:

  • Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position

  • Improve circulation to organs

  • Promote  vital flow to support the body’s inherent healing capacity

  • Evaluation of and application of bodywork to improve alignment of spine
  • Instruction in self-care massage to enhance your professional session.


Recomendations of complimentary modalities to support your health and wellness that 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




RATES AND SCHEDULING: 


Initial consultation 2+ hours: $150
Subsequent sessions 1.5 hours: $100


Jacqueline will work with you to address your specific needs.  Typically, 3-4 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. 



Contraindications, Cautions, and Modifications

The Arvigo Techniques of  Maya Abdominal Therapy® are safe and effective with few contraindications of untoward outcomes. There are certain conditions where application of these techniques are either contraindicated or require modification. Please consult with your practitioner if you have any questions.

5 days before and during active menstruation
IUD (intra-uterine device for contraception) is present
Immediately after abdominal surgery
Active infection or cancer present in pelvic area, or while undergoing  chemotherapy
During the first 20 weeks of pregnancy (modification)
Hiatal Hernia (gentle massage required)
Active and acute infection
Abdominal Aneurysm
Diastasis Rectus
Pessary for uterine prolapse (remove prior to your session)
Any serious health condition that causes you concern


  The following are the most common symptoms and conditions that Arvigo Therapy may help address:

         FOR EVERYONE (infancy to elderly):

           Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)
           Muscular Tension
           Urinary System (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
           Varicose Veins
           Fertility Enhancement
           Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery, etc.)

       FOR WOMEN:

          Menstrual Disorders (painful/ irregular periods)
          Pre-Conception through Postpartum
          Discomforts of Pregnancy

          Birth Preparation
          C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery
          Menopause
          Pelvic Organ Congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
          Polycystic ovarian syndrome
          Chronic bladder/yeast infections
          Pelvic organ prolapse
                                                                                                                   

WHAT IS IT?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique of ABDOMINAL MASSAGE.  This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.


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.  It addresses 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.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® support and enhance health and wellness throughout the life cycle for women, men, and children.


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WELLNESS BENEFITS AT-A-GLANCE BY BODY SYSTEM DURING PREGNANCY


NERVOUS


  • Increases oxytocin, suppressing tension and anxiety and cultivating confidence for mother and love for her baby
  • Supports emotional healing of past traumas


 

​   ​THE CHILDBEARING YEAR

   Arvigo® Therapy is very beneficial for women

   throughout the child-bearing year, helping

   enhance fertility and conception, supporting

   structural changes in pregnancy to alleviate

   pain and discomfort and help baby find an

   optimum position for birth, easing labor and

   encouraging postpartum pelvic recovery.

 

   At your initial session, you will be taught

   SELF-CARE MASSAGE to apply at home to

   complement the therapeutic benefits of your

   session.  Moms-to-be report enhanced

   wellness benefits when they perform their self-

   care massage regularly.

 





 



 



 



 





 



 

 

 


Arvigo Therapy for a More Comfortable and Balanced Pregnancy


            BENEFITS FOR PREGNANCY, LABOR AND BIRTH

      Arvigo® Therapy is very supportive of the physical changes experienced by women during pregnancy.

      As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine and pelvic floor muscles.  With

      regular massage, the uterus stays well-positioned, receives good blood supply, and grows strong and

      resilient.

      Arvigo® Therapy also helps normalize pelvic alignment.  The uterus can then guide itself towards a more

      neutral position, helping to alleviate pregnancy pain and discomfort and allowing for optimal positioning

      of the baby prior to onset of labor.  Digestion and respiration during pregnancy are also improved.

      Not only are women more comfortable during pregnancy when receiving Arvigo® Therapy, Arvigo®

      practitioners around the world have repeatedly found that their clients experience significantly shorter

      and easier labors.  Over the years, midwifery-based practices that have integrated Arvigo® Therapy into

      their care have reported positive differences in birth outcomes as evidenced by more efficient

      contractions and shorter labor duration.

      Arvigo® Therapy sessions can begin at 20 weeks gestation.  It is advisable to start at this time, as this

      will offer you maximum time to experience the work and its benefits.  Six-nine prenatal sessions are

      recommended, as well as a follow-up postpartum session at 6 weeks.




REPRODUCTIVE


  • Strengthens uterine ligaments, decreases ligament pains
  • Enhances optimal function and alignment of all reproductive organs
  • By strengthening and normalizing uterine function and alignment, optimum positioning of uterus offers baby the fullest range of possibility for finding its way to its optimal position for birth

   

          "Over the past five years, I have suffered through debilitating menstrual cycles. At the onset of each cycle, I was bed

              ridden due to my intense and extremely painful cramps. I tried to alleviate the pain through nutrition, herbs, and

              movement. While other areas of my life were improved by these changes, my painful cycles persisted. I was introduced to

              the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy as a midwifery student. After two sessions with Jackie and semi-

              regular self care, I experienced my first PAINLESS cycle in years. I believe whole heartedly in the wisdom and healing

              benefits of this work! Jackie is a very caring and compassionate therapist who truly has the healer's touch!"
                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~Hannah

                                                                                                                      



ORIGINS OF ARVIGO THERAPY

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.

 





Rosita & Don Ellijio Panti, Belize, Central America 


For more information, please https://arvigotherapy.com/content/definition-and-history


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Maya Goddess of Healing

RESPIRATORY


  • Releases tension in ribcage and diaphragm muscles making it easier to breathe more deeply and more fully
  • Reduces rib pain