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Arica Ursulich RN, CMT, HHP

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

WHAT IS Arvigo Therapy?

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.  They address 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.

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; labor and birth preparation

C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery

Menopause

Pelvic organ congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Chronic bladder/yeast infections

Pelvic organ prolapse

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 pelvic alignment and application of bodywork to improve pelvic alignment when indicated

Instruction in self-care massage to enhance your professional session.

Recomendations of complimentary supportive 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

Your Arvigo® practitioner will work with you to address your specific needs.  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.

(*) Note:  
complementary supportive modalities are recommended by Arvigo® practitioners based on his/her professional license, scope of practice, as well as client needs.

ORIGINS OF ARVIGO® THERAPY

IxChel, Maya Goddess of Healing

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