What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT)?

Arvigo® Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. It is founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage; an externally performed technique gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position.

The techniques improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen – promoting the release of tissue congestion, organ constriction and emotional and energetic tension. This can assist the prevention or progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability for self-repair.

What are the most common symptoms and conditions that Arvigo® Therapy may help with?

  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)
  • Muscular tension
  • Urinary system disorders (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
  • Fertility support
  • Scar tissue reduction and increase of flow

Women in particular:

  • Menstrual disorders (painful/ irregular periods)
  • Discomforts of pregnancy; labour and birth preparation
  • C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic organ congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Men in particular:

  • Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
  • Impotence, erectile dysfunction

What can I expect during a session?

The first session takes approximately 90 minutes. Please allow plenty of time. You may need it to process any emotion that might have been released without having to run straight back to the office. Each session starts with a comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs.

Follow-up sessions last between 90 and 60 minutes. Although I provide manual therapy, each session is different depending on your needs. We work together to create a new personalised self-care plan – empowering you to take charge of your health.

During the initial consultation, you will also learn why and how to do self-care massage to enhance your professional session. Your own self-care progress will be reviewed in subsequent sessions allowing you time for any questions that may arise in between.

Every session includes upper and lower abdominal massage bodywork to improve pelvic alignment unless contra-indicated.

This is designed to help:

  • Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
  • Improve circulation to organs
  • Promote flow of qi, blood and lymph to support the body’s inherent healing capacity

Typically, a minimum of 3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Those who perform their self-care massage regularly will usually report improvement in their symptoms.

To support you in achieving your goals I may also suggest we complement your Arvigo® therapy with complimentary supportive modalities, acupuncture sessions or herbal medicine.

These may include:

  • Faja – a traditional lower abdomen support wrap
  • Yoni steaming
  • Castor oil packs
  • Nutritional advice and lifestyle education (includes exercise review and recommendations)
  • Meditation

For more information about Arvigo® therapy click here.

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What to expect on your first visit

After a few questions your acupuncturist will take your pulse. They may palpate your abdomen and various other points and channels on your body. Then a quick glance at your tongue before the treatment begins.

You will feel some sensations of heaviness, dullness, tingling or a sensation of things ‘moving’ in the channels once the needles are inserted. Mostly people feel a deep sense of relaxation during an Acupuncture treatment and often have a bit of a nap!

Health Insurance Rebates

The clinic has the HICAPS system installed allowing you to claim your rebate instantly if your insurance policy covers acupuncture. For more info and to check if your fund is covered you can check out their website:

Living with digestive orders?

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