The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) Supporting Reproductive and Digestive Wellness
Abdominal Massage - The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. The massage addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.
Urinary System (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery, etc.)
Menstrual Disorders (painful/irregular periods)
Pre-Conception through Postpartum
Discomforts of Pregnancy; Birth Preparation
C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery
Pelvic Organ Congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Chronic bladder/yeast infections
Pelvic organ prolapse
Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction
At your initial session, you will be taught self care massage which adds to the therapeutic benefits of your session when you perform it at home. Clients report enhanced wellness benefits when they do their self-care massage regularly.
Pelvic/Perineal/Vaginal Steam - This cleansing and aromatic formula is used to warm, soften and nourish internal membranes. It stimulates circulation of the pelvic bowl and help support male and female reproductive health. Ingredients: Traditional formula of Basil, Calendula, Oregano, Yarrow, Lemon Balm, Lavender and Rose. Arvigo® (ATMAT) Pregnancy Massage Supporting Pre & Peri-Natal Wellness
Arvigo® Therapy benefits women throughout the child-bearing year by enhancing fertility and conception, supporting structural changes and alleviating discomfort, providing optimal birth position for baby thereby easing labor, birth and postpartum recovery.
Arvigo® Therapy supports the physical changes experienced by women during pregnancy. As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine and pelvic ligaments and pelvic floor muscles. With regular massage, the uterus stays well-positioned, receives good blood supply, and grows strong and resilient.
Arvigo® Therapy normalizes pelvic alignment allowing the uterus to guide itself to optimal positioning in the pelvis. Digestion and respiration during pregnancy are also improved.
Arvigo® Therapy during postpartum facilitates recovery. It encourages involution to occur more quickly and efficiently. It supports the uterus and ligaments to return to an optimal position and helps bring the pelvis into balance. At your initial session, you will be taught self care massage which adds to the therapeutic benefits of your session when you perform it at home. Pregnant moms report enhanced wellness benefits when they do their self-care massage regularly.
Arvigo® Therapy and self-care massage may be resumed at 6 weeks postpartum to address the following:
Helps heal Diastasis Recti
Addresses pain from low back/sacral/coccyx injuries that can occur during birth
Facilitates emotional healing from surgical birth and birth trauma
Improves the potential for a successful VBAC
Aids to reducing and resolving scar tissue that may have resulted from a caesarean birth
Fosters healing from the inside out
Myofascial Release® “John F. Barnes Myofascial Release® approach is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing positive and lasting results”. A restorative session utilizing therapeutic touch to balance the systems of your body. Focuses on the fascia system (connective tissue that spreads throughout the body) to loosen muscle fibers and to open blocked oxygen and nutrients. Helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue to improve mobility. Each session is designed to fit your individual needs. Sessions may include soft tissue mobilization, deep myofascial release, craniosacral techniques, TMJ pain and dysfunction, or myofascial unwinding.
Nuad Bo-Rarn/Thai Massage An authentic healing art combines yoga stretching and acupressure to attain a true level of relaxation. Pressing techniques prepares the muscles for stretching to increase permeability of meridian lines. A meditative sequence of gentle, flowing movements loosen the muscles and joints for greater flexibility. Improves breathing, increases blood circulation and helps to detoxify the body to harmonize and energize. A 2 hours session is practiced on the floor and on a firm mat. Clients are to dress comfortably in loose clothing.
Thai Herbal Poultice A warm herbal ball is pressed on the acupressure zones of the body in a series of motions that include: a steady downward pressure; a “rock ‘n roll,” or back and forth motion; a “rolling” or orbital circular motion and a “dragging” motion. The herbal ball is used in combination with traditional Thai or Swedish massage and helps to increase blood flow, lymphatic drainage and muscular tightness or pain. Herbal Properties: Anti-inflammatory – soothes aching joins and muscles Antiseptic – cleanses and soothes skin Astringent – tones the skin and draws out toxins Moisturizing – nourishes and softens the skin Aromatherapy – eases respiratory problems; promotes relaxation and energy flow Sa-wan Thai Herbal Ball Ingredients: Zingiber purpureum Rose (Prai), Curcuma Longa Linn (Turmeric), Cymbopogon Citrates (Lemongrass) Curcuma amada, Curcuma Comosa, Acorus calamus Linn, Citrus hystrix DC, Orange Skin, Acacia concinna [Willd] DC (Kaffir Lime), Tamarindus indica (Tamarind), Pogostemon cablinn [Blanco] Benth (Patchouli), Cinnamonum camphora (Camphor)
Reflexology (Feet, Hand & Ear) Holistic healing technique that aims to treat individuals as a whole in order to induce state of balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit. Network of energy channels help circulate and stimulate blood flow to corresponding parts of the body including major organs. Pressure is applied with thumb and fingers to feet and/or hands to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and promote health.
Lomi Pohaku (Warm Stones) Deeply healing experience that incorporates smooth, heated stones with the graceful movements of Lomi Lomi. Relaxes muscles and improves circulation without using deep pressure.
Lomi Lomi integrated with Swedish Lomi Lomi’s graceful, rhythmic, fluid motion with Swedish kneading, friction and long gliding strokes relax and stretches the muscles. Focuses on increasing oxygen in the blood and circulating the flow towards the heart. Stimulates and soothes the skin and nervous system which reduces stress emotionally and physically. Promotes positive energy facilitated through a mental and spiritual level.
Deep Tissue Focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue aiming to release chronic patterns of tension in the body. Pays attention to specific areas, which makes this technique both corrective and therapeutic. Uses direct deep pressure.
Sports Massage Integrating several massages of pre-event, post-event and maintenance technique. Prepares athletes for peak performance and promote greater athletic endurance. Minimizes the risk of injuries, reduces recovery time and promotes flexibility.
Raindrop Therapy® Raindrop Therapy combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance & harmony to the body - physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a relaxing and uplifting massage that supports the body structure, organs and immune system affecting it at the cellular level. Essential oils include basil, cypress, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, thyme and wintergreen.
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