During a Session

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Practitioners of the Arvigo® Techniques have completed the Arvigo® Self Care Training and Professional Training Workshops. Many have completed the advanced Certification training. Arvigo® practitioners are established health care providers who attend our advanced training to provide this modality to clients.

Our practitioners bring a variety of health care knowledge to our workshops and apply these techniques based on their individual licenses and scope of practice according to the state where they practice.

While our practitioners have different health care training and approaches to clients in their various practices, Arvigo® Practitioners are trained to provide the following treatment to their clients to best meet the health concenrs of their individual client.


What to expect in a session

  • Comprehensive review of your personal health history and current health care needs.
  • Abdominal massage focused on aligning reproductive and abdominal organs
  • Evaluation and application of structural alignment of spine with attention to the sacrum , lumbar and thoracic spine.
  • Instruction in Self Care Home techniques to enhance your professional treatment session
  • Recommendation of complementary modalities:
    • Herbal remedies
    • Castor oil packs
    • Faja (organ support wrap)
    • Bajos (traditional vaginal steam bath of the Mayas - pronounced ba-hos)
    • Nutritional and or lifestyle education and adaptations


Contraindications, Cautions, and Modifications

The Arvigo Techniques of  Maya Abdominal Therapy® are safe and effective with few contrainidcations 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.

  • 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 trimester (19 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