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Maya Abdominal Therapy FAQ

What are The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are a non-invasive, external, massage technique. When applied, they guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well being. The techniques work by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of qi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology. This results in improved organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. These techniques are effective for both men and women.

What issues can be helped with Maya Abdominal Therapy?

For Women

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
  • Pelvic congestion, pain

For Men

  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)

For Everyone

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension

Are the Arvigo techniques helpful for men?

The techniques are applied the same way for men. The prostate is a glandular organ that rests behind the bladder, but has no ligaments to speak of for support. The prostate gland can become congested resulting in early stages of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), impotence (depending on the cause), decrease sperm count, etc. By applying the massage to the abdomen it supports healthy organ function and relieves congestion.

What should I expect during a treatment session?

  • A comprehensive review of your personal health history and current health care needs will occur during an Initial Naturopathic Appointment after which we can discuss whether Maya Abdominal Therapy will be beneficial for you.
  • Abdominal massage focused on aligning reproductive and abdominal organs
  • Evaluation and application of structural alignment of spine with attention to the sacrum , lumbar and thoracic spine.
  • Instruction in Self Care Home techniques to enhance your professional treatment session
  • Recommendation of complementary modalities which may include castor oil packs, Faja (organ support wrap), Bajos (traditional vaginal steam bath of the Mayas), nutritional and or lifestyle education and adaptations.

How do I prepare for the treatments?

Once you have had an initial Naturopathic appointment with Dr. Kyla Wright ND, you are ready to begin treatment.  It is recommended that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing during the treatment.  Avoid eating a large meal immediately prior to treatment.

Can I undergo this treatment if I have had a hysterectomy?

Women who have had hysterectomies benefit greatly from these techniques as it improves circulation in and around the area of the scar. When circulation is improved, scar tissue will be prevented from forming in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs are benefited from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.

Can the Arvigo techniques be performed if I am currently undergoing fertility treatment?

Arvigo techniques can be performed if a patient is undergoing fertility treatment, such as IUI or IVF, and has been shown to improve hemo-dynamics and homeostasis to support and enhance fertility.  One to two sessions are generally booked during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle, from day 3 to day 12.

What are the cautions and contraindications associated with this treatment?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy are safe and effective with few contraindications of untoward outcomes. There are certain conditions where application of these techniques are either contraindicated or require modification. Please consult with your practitioner if you have any questions.

  • During active menstruation
  • IUD (intra-uterine device for contraception) is present
  • Immediately after abdominal surgery
  • Active infection or cancer present in pelvic area, or while undergoing  chemotherapy
  • During the first trimester (19 weeks) of pregnancy (modification)
  • Hiatal Hernia (gentle massage required)
  • Active and acute infection
  • Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Diastasis Rectus
  • Pessary for uterine prolapse (remove prior to your session)
  • Any serious health condition that causes you concern

What is “self care” and how does it help?

Each client is instructed in performing the abdominal massage for themselves. By doing self care massage daily for 2 – 3 minutes of daily massage, it provides the individual with the ability to improve their symptoms while working with their practitioner.

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