Frequently Asked Questions

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How is Arvigo® Therapy Applied?

This is a non-invasive, external, massage technique that gently guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. The technique works to relieve congestion and blockages by improving The 5 Systems of Flow (arterial, venous, lymphatic, nerve and chi).   This results in improved organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen.

What are the causes of organ misalignment ?

  • Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc
  • Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth
  • High Impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, high impact aerobics, etc
  • Lifting & carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth
  • Time and gravity
  • Past surgeries
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum
  • Emotional armoring

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How many professional sessions will I need?

This is dependent upon your condition and particular health care needs. In general we recommend 3 professional sessions, spaced out over a few weeks along with home self-care practices. Your practitioner will guide you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your individual needs.

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What are the contraindications to receiving Arvigo® Therapy?

When applied under the guidance of a practitioner there are few if any contraindications.  In general no direct massage is applied over the uterus in the following situations:

  • during menstrual cycle
  • within 6 weeks post normal vaginal birth or 3 months post Caesarian birth
  • when IUD is present for birth control
  • if there is Cancer or active infection in the abdominal cavity
  • during First trimester of pregnancy


Consult with your practitioner for variations that may be applicable in certain conditions.



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What is “Self Care” and why does it help?

To enhance client’s professional sessions, instruction in the application of abdominal massage is provided and reviewed at subsequent appointments. Over the years both clients and practitioners have experienced improvement in most if not all conditions by applying the massage for a few minutes each day; placing healing in the hands of the client!

In addition to hands on massage for home care use (self care), additional supportive modalities to support your condition may be added. Consult with your practitioner.

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Who is qualified to administer The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?

Practitioners who successfully complete advanced Arvigo® workshops and hold an active license and/or certificate to apply hands on therapy as regulated by their scope of practice and legal authorities are qualified to apply these techniques in their practice.

Refer to the list of qualified practitioners in your area to schedule a treatment session.

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