unwinding the world, one belly at a time…
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
For Optimal Digestive and Menstrual Health
Do you feel bloated and uncomfy after eating? Perhaps you dread your period and need to crawl under the duvet for 2 days? Or maybe you are rattling with antacids and painkillers to get through the day! It’s crazy how much we put up with, isn’t it?
In fact pain is the body’s signal to the brain that something is wrong, yet many of us routinely ignore it. I always thought it was completely normal to take painkillers for the first 2 days of my period. I never even questioned it. Until one day, when I listened to a talk on Arvigo® Therapy. Periods didn’t need to be painful? It sounded too good to be true, but on further reflection it made absolute sense to me that we need to move and massage and stimulate the whole abdominal area to find balance and health. I mean, we sit for HOURS every day, squashing most of our vital organs… and then expect them to function optimally?
Arvigo® Therapy combines deep abdominal massage and back massage with dietary and lifestyle guidance to support women and men challenged with digestive, reproductive or urinary system complaints. Arguably the most powerful part is the self care programme of massage, breathing techniques, yoga postures and dietary and lifestyle changes which invites you to literally take your healing into your own hands.
The only time I get a painful period now is when I have neglected my self care…
About Arvigo® Therapy
…unwinding the world one belly at a time…
Arvigo® Therapy is rooted in techniques passed down through many generations of traditional healers in Central America. Rosita Arvigo brought it to the West directly from Don Elijio Panti, a Mayan Healer who worked all his life healing with hands on techniques and herbal remedies.
It is a deeply releasing, non-invasive, external massage of the abdominal organs and lower back. It stimulates the flow of blood, lymph, nerves and chi through the abdominal and pelvic region, having wide reaching effects throughout the whole system. Organ function may be improved and physical and emotional congestion may be eased.
Encouraging self responsibility is central to the holistic principles of this treatment and requires you to engage in the healing process.
While most clients will come to this therapy to address a particular condition, you do not need to have any symptoms to benefit from the healing nature of this work, remembering always that prevention is better than cure!
For more information about the history of this therapy, please visit www.arvigotherapy.com
What Arvigo® Therapy can help with
Arvigo® Therapy has been used to address many common complaints including constipation, indigestion, IBS, skin conditions, varicose veins, lower back pain, and migraines.
It is traditionally used to support women at all stages of life balancing the function of the reproductive system thereby addressing such things as painful or irregular periods, PMS, prolapse of bladder or uterus, fertility challenges, fibroids, endometriosis, cysts, hysterectomy preparation or recovery and menopause.
The techniques are also modified for used during pregnancy and in the postnatal period to restore energy and vitality. Postnatally it is possible to address pelvic floor issues, stress incontinence and mild prolapse.
Ready?...What to expect
New Client Getting Started Pack
£295 3 sessions over 3 months (=1 x 90 mins & 2 x 75 min follow ups)
When I take on new clients, I suggest working together for an initial 3 sessions, booked monthly. This includes receiving Arvigo Therapy and learning the self care massage, but also other modalities like yoga that I feel will be beneficial for you. The first session is 90 mins long and the 2 follow ups are 75 mins each. During these sessions you will learn how to do the self care massage, deep breathing techniques and of course receive the deeply relaxing massage. There will be plenty of time to talk and give you the emotional support and listening that is so important. My new client price is £295 and we book all the sessions in advance. This approach allows me to build a programme specific to your needs and goals using all my skills. Committing to working together like this has many more benefits than a single session*. Details of what you may expect in sessions are below. (*It is possible to book sessions individually if you prefer.)
- Medical & lifestyle history to be completed and returned prior to first appointment
- First appointment length 90 mins to include:
- Comprehensive discussion of your medical history
- Arvigo Therapy treatment
- Self Care massage routine taught (and revised on subsequent visits)
- Deep abdominal breathing
- Lifestyle and dietary suggestions when appropriate
- Follow up email with details of suggestions discussed in appointment
- Video of self care massage available to download
- £120 as a stand alone session, (or £295 when booked as a Getting Started Pack, to include 2 x 75min follow ups)
Follow up appointments
- Comprehensive review of any changes or questions that have arisen
- Review of self care programme – massage, castor oil packs, breath work, yoga etc
- Full Arvigo treatment – to the abdomen and lower back
- Follow up email with further suggestions as needed
- 60 (£80), 75 (£100) or 90 (£120) min appointments available
- Multi pack prices available, see below
I use towels, drapes, blankets and bolsters to ensure your total privacy and a heated massage table for warmth and comfort. I work with a range of different oils – Sweet Almond, Calendula, Grapeseed and Coconut, organic where possible.
Undecided?... Arvigo® Taster
This does not include any self care instruction or any follow up support.
£295 (1 x 90 min & 2 x 75 min)
Moving forward – ongoing session booked in 3s or 6s to more efficiently meet your needs
60 mins: £225 for 3; £420 for 6
75 mins: £280 for 3; £525 for 6
90 mins: £335 for 3; £630 for 6
Individual session prices if you prefer more flexibility:
1st appt £120
60 mins £80
75 mins £100
90 mins £120
For full information & what to expect please refer to ‘Ready’ or ‘Undecided’ above. Or contact me.
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