The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
Arvigo® Therapy is a system of healing dedicated to restoring balance to the reproductive and digestive systems. This relaxing hands-on treatment works in several ways: it moves displaced organs back into place, brings blood flow to the area to assist the body in healing itself, moves lymph, and increases vital life force energy or ch’ulel. Tel Viehmann Cunningfolk, LM, CPM, AAP is an advanced Arvigo® Therapy practitioner specializing in fertility and pregnancy.
An initial session lasts 2 hours and includes an in-depth health history and a hands-on Arvigo® treatment. The treatment itself is pleasant, relaxing, and meditative. People often ask if it’s going to hurt, and the answer is an emphatic NO! An Arvigo® treatment should not be painful. Before you leave, I’ll teach you how to do self-care massage on your own body. We’ll talk about complimentary therapies that are appropriate for you such as castor oil packs, wrapping a faja (abdominal support wrap), or bajos (therapeutic steams). Follow-up sessions last 1 hour and focus primarily on hands-on treatment.
Arvigo® During Pregnancy
Regular Arvigo® Therapy can make pregnancy and birth smoother and easier. Common pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, tailbone pain, and symphasis-pubis dysfucntion are addressed during a treatment. I work to stretch abdominal and sacral ligaments which can help create more space in the pelvis and encourage optimal fetal positioning, which in turn can lead to shorter and easier labors.
Botanical Pelvic Steams
Steaming your reproductive tract has many beneficial uses, and is a profoundly relaxing and centering experience. You can add a steam to an Arvigo® treatment, do one just before an insemination, or book it as a treatment by itself. A steam uses heat and the beneficial qualities of herbs to bring warmth and healing to your cervix, uterus, and ovaries. It helps clear out tissue that did not leave the body during a menstrual cycle, reducing menstrual cramping and increasing fertility. It also can help open up the cervix, making for an easier and more successful IUI.
Indications for Arvigo® Therapy
Arvigo® Therapy may be helpful to you if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
- Diastasis recti
- Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
- Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
- Bladder or yeast infections
- Miscarriages or difficult pregnancies
- Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
- PMS/Depression with menstruation
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Pelvic congestion, pain
- Digestive disorders
- Low energy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic constipation
- Low Back ache
- Chronic indigestion or heartburn
- Restricted breathing due to tension
Read more about the history of Arvigo® Therapy and Rosita Arvigo’s apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti here.