MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby increasing the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.
How can it benefit?
Arvigo® Therapy can be beneficial for almost everyone. It aims to treat a wide array of reproductive and gastrointestinal complaints as practitioners focus on the abdomen, lower back, and hips to trigger deep healing for all of the body’s systems. It can alleviate the following and much more:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
Low Back ache
Chronic indigestion or heartburn
Restricted breathing due to tension
Maya Massage in Pregnancy
With pregnant women, practitioners work gently around the woman's growing uterus, hips, and lower back to support the physical changes experienced during pregnancy. This gentle, non-invasive massage helps support mother and baby by balancing and creating space in the womb. It compassionately guides abdominal organs into their proper position to enhance organ function and normalize pelvic alignment, allowing the uterus to guide itself into the optimal position within the pelvis naturally.
As the baby and uterus grow, uterine and pelvic ligaments, as well as pelvic floor muscles, experience additional strain. With regular Maya Abdominal Massage, the uterus stays well-positioned and receives optimal blood supply, so both baby and uterus grow strong and resilient. Maya Prenatal Massage on the upper abdomen above the uterine fundus (the top of the uterus) can also bring relief to expectant mothers who suffer from common pregnancy complaints such as heartburn, sluggish bowels, difficulty breathing, etc.
Many women begin pregnancy with a 'tilted' uterus. This slight imbalance may not have previously caused discomfort but as the uterus and baby grow, it may cause distress such as low back pain, swelling in one or both legs, and more. A growing baby may also be affected by having less space in the womb to move around. As the estimated due date approaches and baby begins to move into the optimal birthing position, baby needs ample space to move his or her head down and backward for the ideal delivery.
As the womb grows the organs shift and move against the diaphragm and into to the rib cage which widens to accommodate the increasing size of the womb and pressure against all that surrounds it. Restrictions in the tissue can cause discomfort: skilled massage over these areas help alleviate these common pregnancy stressors, increase absorption of nutrients, improve digestion, and reduce nausea and heartburn. Maya Abdominal Massage for the lower back and hips during pregnancy not only reduces muscle tension, but it also restores balance to overstretched muscles and ligaments.
To receive optimum benefits from the Maya Prenatal Technique, begin as soon as possible during pregnancy to provide you and your baby with the maximum benefits these sessions offer. Most expectant mothers find six to nine prenatal sessions and a six week postpartum session to be optimal.
Maya Abdominal Massage, Initial Session / 90 min / $150
Maya Abdominal Massage, Follow Up / 60 min / $110
4 pack for Fertility Enhancement / $430
Maya Prenatal Massage / 60 min / $110
Maya Prenatal Packages:
10 pack / $990
7 pack / $690
(includes 1 x postnatal session for each)
GRETA DESCISCIOLO - MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPIST
I have been a practicing massage therapist in the state of California since 2007. I began my studies in the healing arts at Aherns School of Massage Therapy where I completed a total of 600 hours of education in therapeutic massage treatments. After a number of years working in a day spa environment I decided that I would like to assist people in healing in a more complete way. From there I began to study Traditional Northern style Thai Massage at Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage where I felt drawn to the energetic and spiritual aspects of the ancient lineage. Particularly fascinated and intrigued by the Thai system of abdominal massage I felt compelled to learn more about working with and treating digestive ailments. This fascination lead me to study Qi Nei Zhong, or Chinese abdominal massage.
During the following three years of my practice I noticed an increase of clients whom were also seeking aid in reproductive healing. This request fueled me to continue my education in order to better serve those who sought out holistic care. Learning the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy gave me the skills necessary to care for and work with a vast array of abdominal discomforts from gastrointestinal ailments to reproductive support.