Arvigo Therapy is a holistic therapy, combining bodywork, self care massage, education and recommendations, including herbal tinctures from Rainforest Remedies.
The Arvigo® techniques were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN. based on her apprenticeship with the Maya healer Don Elijio Panti and her own education, training, and research as a naprapathic physician. Rosita’s lifework, the Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy help to restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy.
What to Expect
Initial Arvigo® Therapy Session, 2 hours
-in advance, complete a comprehensive intake form
-upper and lower abdominal and back treatment to:
Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
Improve circulation to organs
Promote vital circulation flow to support the body’s inherent healing ability
-a deep delve into your reproductive and digestive health history
-education on the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal cavity
-instruction in self care massage and recommendations
Follow up Session, 1.5 hours
-review of self care and recommendations, plus possible further recommendations
Who can benefit?
Who can Arvigo® Therapy benefit?
The Arvigo® techniques are ideal for anyone who wants to connect with themselves and support the journey to optimal health. Specific issues include painful periods, PMS, fertility challenges, perinatal health, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), difficult perimenopause, chronic UTIs and vaginal infections, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, digestive complaints, emotional blockages, and more.
*Typically, 2-3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Clients who perform their self-care massage on a routine basis generally experience the best results.
Rosita Arvigo in her garden, Belize, Central America Feb 2018
Benefits of Arvigo Therapy
Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.
A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, "your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don't worry about it." Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from the techniques. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, constipation, and heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature.
Do you live close to Québec City? Get in touch with your local Arvigo® Therapy practitioner, France Richard.