unwinding the world, one belly at a time…
For optimal digestive and reproductive health
Abdominal 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.
How can I help you?
Book a Zoom call to establish whether this is the right approach for you.
Restoring balance takes care and time. It is a commitment to your health. Over the years the best results have happened when clients take a longer term approach to their healing, rather than having a quick fix attitude. I have designed my packages with both new clients in mind and those who want to continue to integrate these treatments into an ongoing health care plan. There is no one size fits all, but what is quite clear to me is that one off appointments, whilst they may feel great, won’t address any long standing or deep seated issues.
To give you an idea of frequency – if you are seeking help with painful periods or fertility challenges, for example, we would most probably be looking at one appointment per month. If you are recovering from surgery and want to address scar tissue and adhesions, then every 2 weeks would be optimal initially, spacing out the sessions as you progress. If it is a digestive complaint, then spacing these sessions every 2-3 weeks is optimal.
Many clients continue to have sessions on a monthly or bimonthly basis as an integral part of maintaining and sustaining their health and wellness.
My 3 packages are:
ENGAGE (£230) – 2 appointments: a 1-2 month wellbeing plan
ENABLE (£320) – 3 appointments: a 2-3 month wellbeing plan
SUSTAIN (£585) – 6 appointments: a 6-8 month wellbeing plan
- Medical & lifestyle history to be completed and returned prior to first appointment
- First appointment length 90-120 mins to include:
- Comprehensive discussion of your medical history
- Abdominal therapy treatment to the belly and lower back
- Self Care massage – YAM (Your Abdominal Massage) routine taught (and revised on subsequent visits)
- Lifestyle and dietary suggestions when appropriate
- Follow up email with details of suggestions discussed in appointment
- Video of self care massage
Follow up appointments:
- Follow up appointments 6o-70 mins to include:
- Comprehensive review of any changes or questions that have arisen
- Review of self care massage
- Introduction to other self care modalities as appropriate such as Castor Oil packs
- Full Arvigo treatment
- Follow up email with further suggestions as needed
I use towels, drapes, blankets and bolsters to ensure your total privacy, warmth and comfort. I work with a range of different oils – Sweet Almond, Calendula, Grapeseed and Coconut, organic where possible.
More about Abdominal Therapy
…unwinding the world one belly at a time…
Abdominal 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!
Abdominal 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.
ENGAGE – £230: 2 appointments: a 1-2 month wellbeing plan
ENABLE – £320: 3 appointments: a 2-3 month wellbeing plan
SUSTAIN – £585: 6 appointments: a 6-8 month wellbeing plan
When & where
Appointments available at Jiva Health in Wimbledon, SW19 7NH.
Please contact me directly for availability.