The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
A practitioner’s overview
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique which is an external, non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted out of alignment, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. This modality was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, who studied with many traditional healers including Don Elijio Panti, and incorporates a holistic approach to wellness involving herbology, nutrition, massage, and spiritual healing in order to achieve optimal health.
There is quite a long list of reasons that someone might seek out an Arvigo® treatment. As I mentioned before, it is very beneficial for couples that are trying to conceive. Women come because they want help with painful periods, severe PMS, prolapsed uterus, uterine fibroids, ongoing and troublesome vaginal infections, or endometriosis. Maybe they have recently given birth, and want to help their bodies and organs recover. Men come for help with BPH, or problems with frequent urination. Many discover the work because they are suffering from severe digestive issues, or IBS. The list of reasons to come for an Arvigo® session goes on, and regardless of the reason people first seek a session there are the additional benefits of freeing up the breath, soothing the nervous system, and clearing both energetic and physical stagnation from the pelvis.
The Arvigo® methods emphasize the client’s responsibility for their own health and healing. A typical first session includes an extensive health history, an Arvigo® massage, nutritional counseling, and herbal recommendations. At the end of the treatment, there is instruction given for a basic self-massage technique that can sustain and continue any changes that occurred in the first massage. The self-care massage is a shortened version of the abdominal work, and is wonderfully relaxing. As I began to study the work, and work on myself, I was struck by how large the impact of the work was on my menstrual cycle, digestive system, breathing, and sense of being energetically centered and strong. Massages from a practitioner combined with ongoing self-care, good nutrition, and herbal supplementation can result in extensive and lasting improvement in health. As a way to honor our bodies and the deeper messages they carry, this ancient modality is a powerful ally on the road towards greater vitality, empowerment, and self-connection.
Samantha Keller, CMT, CSH, CWH, CYT is a local practitioner of Arvigo® therapies. She is passionate about the body, yoga, holistic health, and truly enjoys working with people as an ally on their journey towards vital health. Cert. # 60995
You can learn more about her and the sessions she offers at www.samanthakellermassage.com
To read more about the Arvigo® work, please visit www.arvigotherapy.com