The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Massage is unique in that it supports structural alignment of the pelvis, promotes optimal positioning of baby, and increases the flow of oxytocin which in turn helps to facilitate smoother and more efficient labors and births ~ particularly beneficial for first time moms!
“How does the massage work?” is a question most often heard from the moms-to-be and other healthcare providers alike.
The Arvigo ® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy encourage the five flows:
With the improvement of these five flows, the uterus becomes centered and more buoyant, the congestion on the pelvic bow is reduced, and the tension in the surrounding muscles including the pelvic ligaments is improved. In addition, restrictions noted within the sacrum are addressed.
All of this leads to an improvement of the number of women entering labor with their baby’s head engaged promoting efficient labors.
This massage has been documented to shorten labors according to the midwives who provide care over the prenatal course.
There is also an improvement in digestion and absorption of nutrients, decreased aches and pains, decreased tension, improved sleep, and increased relaxation.
Add to all of this, the bonding that occurs between a mom and baby increases confidence in the mother’s ability to birth.
Along with receiving the prenatal massage, the women are taught a self-care massage.
**Click here to read more about the benefits of Arvigo Techniques during pregnancy, as described by founder Dr. Rosita Arvigo.
What makes the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy so different?
Women are empowered to care for themselves through the education they receive at the table.
Untold numbers of Cesarean Sections could be prevented with this simple, safe, and easy to learn self care massage technique. Arvigo practitioners use this to prevent the need for C-sections. By strengthening and toning the uterus, ligaments and other pelvic organs, the massage helps to place and maintain the uterus in her optimal position for giving birth.
Women seeking VBAC can benefit from the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.
Benefits of Maya Abdominal Therapy During Pregnancy:
Labor Preparation Massage
Trish incorporates specific massage techniques into prenatal massage to prepare the body for the birth process, with special attention given to the uterus, the hips, the lower back and the legs.
At the 40th week of pregnancy, (or earlier, if indicated), pressure point work shall be added to the Maya Abdominal Massage to stimulate contractions along with other unique strokes and stretches.
Trish has found that she is most successful with 90 minutes of labor preparation massages. While many clients have been able to enter a labor process, the massage will not force a woman’s body to go into labor if it is not ready.
*Massage is a gentle way to help stimulate labor.
At 3 weeks post partum, Trish will provide you with a vaginal steam and a brief abdominal and sacral treatment.
Post Cesarean Section and for women who have had a VBAC:
Treatments are conservative & respectful, as you have undergone major abdominal surgery. You can come in after your surgeon has cleared you for a massage, ensuring that your abdominal scar has healed. The treatment will help you to avoid excessive scar tissue growth & assist in the emotional healing of an operative delivery.
It is important to receive this care as soon as possible postpartum. Women will benefit from earlier care because the hormone Relaxin, is still present and will aid in the softening of the connective tissue & scar tissue.
This delivery, even if warranted with a healthy outcome of a healthy baby may leave an emotional scar to the woman who has been told by so many, “at least you have a healthy baby”. This scar is the psychological scar that leaves a woman to think that her body has failed her & that she in turn failed her baby. Many women come to believe that the medical system has failed them; some feel that God/dess has failed them. ~The woman who goes on to conceive again without addressing these thoughts and feelings could possibly go on to another traumatic birth.~
The Arvigo technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy for the woman who is planning a VBAC will help her resolve many of these issues.