In the fall of 2021, I spent a week in the beautiful mountains of southern New Hampshire becoming a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, a holistic healing technique to address digestive, pelvic and abdominal issues through massage, bodywork, herbs and other supportive modalities.
I’m ecstatic that at the end of March 2022, I have been invited to travel to Taos, New Mexico to deepen my understanding and experience in this work by attending the Pregnancy and Post-partum Advanced Techniques course!
This beautiful work, the legacy of the long-time collaboration between Dr. Rosita Arvigo and Don Eligio Panti, a traditional Maya healer (H’Men or Doctor-Priest) of Belize, seeks to improve the five systems of flow to tissues of the abdominal, pelvic and low back regions, including oxygen-rich arterial blood flow, oxygen-depleted venous blood flow, lymph tissue flow, nerve conduction flow and energy flow or chulel. It incorporates herbal support, self-care massage, steam baths and counseling on nutrition and stress-relief practices.
Arvigo® therapy marries beautifully with the chiropractic techniques I already employ to help patients feel their best and complements the other pelvic techniques I’ve learned with Holistic Pelvic Care and the Institute for Birth Healing.
The following list of conditions may be improved or assisted with Arvigo® therapy:
- Painful menstrual periods
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Pelvic pain associated with pregnancy
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Male and female incontinence
- Prostate issues and BPH
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Low back pain
Initial appointments are 1.5 hours to go over a specific abdominal and pelvic history, perform the treatment and teach self-care massage techniques.
Follow-up appointments are one hour and are scheduled on a case-by-case basis.