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If you are not familiar with this kind of therapy, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even though it may not be a common type of therapy, it is without a doubt immensely effective and has remarkable results. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy is an external, noninvasive, manipulation that helps to reposition misplaced reproductive organs and improve blood flow to the digestive organs. This simple massage shown to Dr. Arvigo by Don Elijio Panti, and later enlarged upon by Miss Hortence Robinson, has been developed and formulated into a comprehensive treatment. Through working into the abdomen it is possible to help the body achieve and maintain homeostasis-balance within-and hemodynamics-good blood circulation.
This treatment also encompasses work on the back to help relieve tension and soften ligaments, which could lead to imbalance in the pelvis. It has also been shown to be effective in aiding the breakdown of scar tissue. Many of the nerves that innervate the uterus and pelvic region in both women and men exit from the sacrum. By breaking down scar tissue in this area we can do much to restore nerve flow and assist homeostasis. This in turn can aid painful periods, hormone imbalance, and pelvic floor functioning issues.
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Dr. Rosita Arvigo apprenticed for 12 years to Don Elijio Panti the great traditional healer of Belize. Chicago born Rosita travelled to Belize in the 1980’s with her family to set up life in a natural environment working as an Herbalist and Naprapath (a physician similar to an osteopath, who treats ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissue).
Don Elijio was a respected elder who had no apprentice to learn the traditional ways because the young generation in Belize viewed the traditional ways as old school. However, since western medicine was beyond the means of most Belizeans, people still came to him for help. He treated his patients with humor, traditional rainforest remedies, prayers and spiritual bathing. Because his success rate was so astounding Rosita was eager to learn from him.
This proved a bigger challenge than she had imagined though. The traditional ways had to be passed down to one of his own people to be kept alive within his community. This knowledge had been part of the Maya culture for millennia, and Don Elijio didn’t want to see it lost. He knew this ‘gringa’, a female foreigner, would eventually go back to her homeland and family; therefore, he refused her requests to be his apprentice. Nonetheless, Rosita set her mind to win Don Elijio’s respect.
She visited him each week for almost a year, where she helped him collect and prepare his herbs and observed Don Elijio as he worked in his clinic. This was no mean feat; she left her home and family to make the several hours journey through the rain forest to Don Elijio’s remote village. Once there she would do the work of an apprentice helping him harvest plant material, making medicine and treating patients with his traditional ways.
For almost a year this went on and Rosita would repeat her request from time to time. One day as Rosita called on Don Elijio as usual and asked yet again if she could be his apprentice, he finally agreed! He’d had a dream that night where the Maya spirits revealed she was to be his successor. Rosita's diligence had paid off; she would be his apprentice but with one important proviso. She had to promise to keep this work alive and remain in Belize always being available to those who seek healing. So, Rosita spent the next 12 years assisting and learning the traditional healing ways along with his encyclopedic knowledge of hundreds of herbs. She cared for Don Elijio until his death in 1996 at 103.
For the past 30 years Dr. Arvigo has endeavored to promote and preserve this traditional knowledge. She has worked with numerous other traditional healers in Belize including Miss Hortense Robinson and Miss Juana Shish. She founded and operated a massage school to train Belizeans. Rosita actively promotes the traditions to Belizean children through the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation sponsoring school programs and summer camps for children to learn the ways of their ancestors. She has engaged with universities and clinical researchers to begin documenting the traditional healing knowledge. So far, over 3,000 plants have been researched with many clinical trials undertaken at the National Cancer Institute of America.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy have now been formalized and taught through The Arvigo Institute to practitioners around the world who incorporate these methods into their practices.
All Arvigo® Practitioners hold an active health care license or comparable education and experience and are regulated by the scope of practice of their profession or community.
When applying Arvigo® Therapy each practitioner works from the standard set forth in Arvigo® training. Your session may include some or all the following depending on the assessment made by your practitioner:
Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
Improve circulation to organs
Promote vital circulation flow to support the body’s inherent healing ability
Instruction in self-care massage Based on years of experience practitioners find that the “home self-care“ techniques are the key to support the benefit of practitioner sessions. This is an important component to ensure you are receiving optimal benefits from the techniques.
*Your practitioner may recommend complementary modalities to support your health and wellness which may include the following:
• Faja – a traditional lower abdomen support wrap
• Bajos – traditional Maya herbal pelvic steam bath
• Castor oil packs
• Nutritional and herbal support
• Lifestyle education
*Practitioners recommend complementary modalities based on experience in the interest of achieving the best results for client goals. Therefore, clients should not view a recommendation for complementary modalities with concern. Discuss any questions with your practitioner.
Your practitioner will work to address your specific needs. Typically, 2-3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Clients who perform their self-care massage on a routine basis generally experience the best results.
After many sessions of Maya Abdominal Therapy and fertility treatments, a client of ours is now expecting their first child!
Here is her testimony.
"Jennifer is a caring Massage Therapist! Even after my fertility treatment and fertility massages were completed, she followed up with me to see how I was doing and how everything went. In this fast paced world, it's hard to find a provider that is willing to spend time with you. Jennifer has always spent time needed without hesitation. Thank you Jennifer!"
We are so happy for you! That is just one of many amazing benefits of Maya Abdominal Therapy!