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.
Prenatal, or pregnancy, massage uses gentle techniques to help alleviate some of the ailments associated with pregnancy, including lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, joint tenderness, and stretch marks. Prenatal massage can help improve circulation, promote stress reduction and relaxation, and much more. As with ATMAT® for nonpregnant women, detailed information about the mom to be is taken and recommendations will be provided to enhance her pregnancy.
The integration of plant medicine with therapeutic massage and diet changes gives the body the best chance to become more healthy and balanced. Herbal and dietary recommendations along with massage therapy which can include self-care and complementary therapies allow for the individual to become proactive and empowered in their journey of self-healing at every stage of life. Herbal consultations are factored into initial visits. Follow-up sessions are also scheduled to ascertain individual’s progress and/or to determine any additional changes or modifications to the regime.
Through communication, both verbal and nonverbal the birth doula can help determine what is needed. Emotional support and recommendations for body positions for comfort and to facilitate labor progression undoubtedly involves massage techniques to further support the mother moving through the stages of labor. The doula assesses where there is tension or difficulty because of many factors including unfocused breathing or the baby needing the mother’s body to assume another position to help it to descend. The doula helps the mother refocus with suggestions and complementary therapies like labor massage, hot/cold therapy, or words of encouragement.
Doulas provide support for loved ones based on their comfort level. Romantic partners or family members can benefit from a doula’s physical and emotional support. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, the presence of a professional Doula can make a huge difference for everyone involved.
Medical Deep Tissue Massage
The application of deep tissue massage is appropriate for clients who have issues that involve pain and recovery from injury. With a background in pathology, anatomy, and physiology the therapist treats clients with specific to their malady. This technique is helpful for breaking up adhesions and scar tissue, chronic pain, muscles that have become tight and congested, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.