IxChel, Maya Goddess of Healing
Ahhh, the Beautiful Belly.....Whether you appreciate your belly or not quite there yet, your belly just may hold the hidden key to your success in the emotional, physical, personal, professional, and spiritual realms. The journey with your belly is to bring you more into your Sacred Center. The abdominal therapy I offer is intended to lead you further on this path of self-discovery as the answers lie within.
As your guide, I bring a plethora of knowledge and techniques to our session that I have learned and experienced over the past many years. I've had the good fortune to train with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, the extraordinary Marty Ryan, LMT, and as well as the traditional abdominal massage of Chi Nei Tsang. Many of my treatments begin with Arvigo® Therapy as a way of creating better health for the mind, heart, and body we live, play and exist within. During subsequent sessions, I integrate advanced abdominal techniques that are designed to increase the effectiveness of your sessions.
What is Arvigo® Therapy? These centuries old techniques were brought to the western world by Dr. Rosita Arvigo who studied with world renowned shaman, Don Elijio Panti. These specific techniques are used to help align & reposition organs, as well as to increase blood flow to the gut and to the entire pelvic region, effecting reproductive & digestive health. Additionally, this work may well balance emotional health and promote overall functioning of the whole human body.
How Many Sessions are Needed? We are each individuals, with different constitutions, habits, and lifestyles; therefore, sessions are tailored to your needs. Many times, just 2 to 3 sessions are all it takes to help balance the organs and system. If you are on a fertility journey, multiple sessions are often required.
Can I Massage My Own Belly? Yes, YOU can! One of the more outstanding aspects of this work is that you will learn how to do your own belly massage at home. This means you have just upped your game in your own personal healing ability! You will have a rich takeaway which offers you personal empowerment in taking charge of your own health. Research shows that those who do their home/self care belly massage are more likely to increase the rate of improvement, with greater results. This is inspiring news!
Are You Experiencing Any of the Following?
Pelvic Organ Prolapses
Bladder/Urinary Tract Infections
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
BPH (Early Stages)
IMPOTENCE/ED (Depending on Cause)
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
A Brief History
More than 40 years ago, Dr. Rosita Arvigo relocated from Chicago to Belize to deepen her studies of medicinal plants in the dense rainforest she would call home. On a chance visit to her small clinic, Maya shaman Don Elijio Panti visited her to learn about plants. This meeting resulted in a ten year apprenticeship with him until his passing in 1996 at the age of 103. Based on her years of living and studying in Mexico and Belize, Dr Arvigo was honored to meet and study with other traditional healers such as Miss Hortence Robinson, a well known herbal midwife who shared her knowledge of caring for women during pregnancy. The techniques she learned from these traditional healers were given with permission to use and share as long as they were honored and remembered. Her experiences can be enjoyed in reading "Sastun, My Apprenticeship with a Mayan Healer."
Arvigo Therapy® is founded on the techniques learned from these traditional healers along with the integration of anatomy, physiology and naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues). From 2000 to 2020 the Arvigo Institute was based in New Hampshire collectively working with practitioners and teachers around the world to continue the legacy of Don Elijio. Together, they developed an integrative program of study accessible to all professionals as well as the lay person seeking to improve health and wellness for themselves and clients.
Since its inception, The Arvigo® Institute has trained healthcare professionals and teachers worldwide. In 2020, The Arvigo Institute was transitioned to a new owner to carry it forward into the future; Samar Ciprian of New Zealand who comes from an indigenous background herself. Due to the transfer of ownership, Rosita Arvigo was then free to become independent and is now able to enjoy her elder years outside of the Arvigo® Institute.
Today, the Arvigo® Institute offers traditional healing combined with 21st century science. Continuing in the Institute's commitment to supporting traditional healing, a percent of each workshop goes directly to support numerous projects. Visit www.arvigotherapy.com for details on these projects. .
Samar holds in high esteem the elders and healers that have gone before her, recognizing that tithing is an important part of carrying this work forward for future generations. .