1. What is Arvigo® Therapy?
Arvigo Therapy is a bodywork system with its roots in Maya healing traditions passed down by the late Don Elijio Panti of Belize to Dr. Rosita Arvigo. Practically, Arvigo® Therapy involves bodywork that is unique in its structural support of the uterus, while also being beneficial to digestive, nervous system, circulatory and structural health. Spiritual Healing is another component of this work, bringing together plants, water and prayers to restore energetic balance and deep connection. The two rivers of this work can operate independently or be woven together into a single offering, depending on the practitioner's scope of practice and the needs of the client.
2. How many sessions will one require?
This is highly dependent on the presenting issue, the client's healing goals and the way in which the body responds to treatment. Ideally, allowing oneself three sessions and/or three months to witness how this work affects the body can be a good strategy.
3. Is this work only for women?
This work is for everybody, regardless of gender or identity. It has a lot to offer those who are tending their uterine health, and can be massively supportive to digestive, circulatory, nervous or structural conditions as well as have a positive impact on reproductive health in general. The spiritual component works with bringing balance to the energy field, and as such can be applied to all living beings including children, animals, plants and spaces.
4. Can I include Arvigo® Therapy in my fertility journey?
Absolutely. This work can be a main focus or an adjunct to all manner of fertility journeys, and be adapted to support the client as they navigate all manner of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (i.e. IVF/IUI etc.).
5. What about gut health?
Because a large focus of Arvigo bodywork is on digestive organs, the physical restoration of flow can have a positive impact on all manner of digestive concerns.
6. How does one become a practitioner?
7. Is the Institute currently offering trainings?
7. How does one become a practitioner?
8. Are you offering trainings currently?
9.I would love to train for in work, but I have my own religious/spiritual beliefs. Will this work for me?
10. When is this work contraindicated?
11. But isn't this cultural appropriation?
12. I heard about recent changes to the Arvigo Institute? What is that about?
How is Arvigo® Therapy Applied?This is a non-invasive, external, massage technique that gently guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. The technique works to relieve congestion and blockages by improving The 5 Systems of Flow (arterial, venous, lymphatic, nerve and chi). This results in improved organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. What are the causes of organ misalignment ? Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth High Impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, high impact aerobics, etc Lifting & carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth Time and gravity Past surgeries Weak pelvic floor muscles Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum Emotional armoring
How many professional sessions will I need?This is dependent upon your condition and particular health care needs. In general we recommend 3 professional sessions, spaced out over a few weeks along with home self-care practices. Your practitioner will guide you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your individual needs.
What are the contraindications to receiving Arvigo® Therapy?When applied under the guidance of a practitioner there are few if any contraindications. In general no direct massage is applied over the uterus in the following situations: during menstrual cycle within 6 weeks post normal vaginal birth or 3 months post Caesarian birth when IUD is present for birth control if there is Cancer or active infection in the abdominal cavity during First trimester of pregnancy Consult with your practitioner for variations that may be applicable in certain conditions.
What is “Self Care” and why does it help?To enhance client’s professional sessions, instruction in the application of abdominal massage is provided and reviewed at subsequent appointments. Over the years both clients and practitioners have experienced improvement in most if not all conditions by applying the massage for a few minutes each day; placing healing in the hands of the client! In addition to hands on massage for home care use (self care), additional supportive modalities to support your condition may be added. Consult with your practitioner.
Who is qualified to administer The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?Practitioners who successfully complete advanced Arvigo® workshops and hold an active license and/or certificate to apply hands on therapy as regulated by their scope of practice and legal authorities are qualified to apply these techniques in their practice. Refer to the list of qualified practitioners in your area to schedule a treatment session.