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ATMAT® Non Pregnancy
The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a massage technique that supports reproductive, digestive, bladder, abdominal, pelvic, hip, and spinal health. It is an external non-invasive technique that helps restore homeostasis, assists organ positioning, and alleviates tissue constriction. It improves the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph, and nerves within the abdomen. ATMAT is great for pregnant women, non-pregnant women, men, and kids of all ages.
The initial appointment is a 2-2 1/2 hour session that includes a detailed health history, education of the bodies systems, ATMAT (which consists of a thorough abdominal massage and a posterior/back massage, focusing on the low back, sacrum, and tailbone.) Other suggestions recommended and follow up appointments are discussed on an individual basis.
The appropriate time to schedule an appointment is anytime during the month, except 5 days prior to a women's menses and when on your menses. If you are trying to concieve and/or are going through IUI/IVF, then you need to schedule after your menses before you ovulate/transfer. All others may schedule anytime, as long as there aren't any current acute infections and are atleast 12 weeks post-op.
ATMAT is beneficial for the following, but not limited to:
-Pelvic floor/hip/sciatic/SI pain
-Painful and/or irregular periods
-PCOS, cysts, fibroids, polyps
-Hotflashes and other symptoms of menopause
-Digestive imbalances- constipation, IBS, acid reflux, Crohn's, gastritis etc
-Chronic bladder or yeast infections
-Prolapse or displaced bladder and/or uterus
-Cesarean, hysterectomy, and/or other abdominal surgery recovery
-Reduces scar tissue
-Hemmorroids and vericose veins
-Lymphatic congestion and/or swelling
-Prostitis and other men's health imbalances
-Emotional and spiritual healing
Please visit www.arvigotherapy.com for more information.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a great way to help make this the best experience possible!
The initial appointment is a 2-2 1/2 hour session that includes a detailed health history, education of the bodies systems, ATMAT (which consists of a thorough abdominal massage and a posterior/back massage, focusing on the low back, sacrum, and tailbone- modifications made during different stages of pregnancy). Other suggestions are discussed on an individual basis.
Scheduling an ATMAT Initial appointment for Pregancy is the first step. ATMAT Pregancy 60 minute follow up appointments are usually recommended up until week 37. Week 37+ requires scheduling ATMAT Pregnancy 90 minute follow up. Appointments are recommended anytime during pregancy, unless serious complications arise and/or there are any active acute infections present.
ATMAT during pregnancy is great for the following, but not limited to:
-Pain relief (back, hips, pelvic floor, etc)
-Optimal uterine position for healthiest pregnancy and easiest labor
-Increase the systems of flow (circulation, blood, lymph, nerves, and energy) to all organs, especially to uterine muscles, pelvic floor, and to placenta and baby
-Improved alignment and flexibility of pelvic bones
-Improved potential for the sacrum, "magic bone of fertility", to oscillate during labor
-Increased nerve conduction through the sacrum to improve conduction to uterus and cervix
-Protection of uterine ligaments due to exaggerated stretching
-Improved fetal positioning for birth
-Increases bonding with mother and baby
-Improved digestion with better absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste
-Reduces digestive problems (constipation, acid reflux, etc)
-Reduced tension and anxiety
-Improved breathing and relaxation
-Decreases congestion due to fluid stasis
Please visit www.arvigotherapy.com for more info.
Therapeutic massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body, releasing acute and chronic pain/discomfort.
-Frozen shoulder, TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome)
-Sciatic nerve and hip pain
-Carpal tunnel, tennis/golfers elbow
The Raindrop Technique® is a specific massage with the use of essential oils applied along the spinal column and bottoms of your feet. Only 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are used. Typically it is a 60 minute therapy, but can make it a 90 minute to combine with a full body massage.
-Physically and emotionally balancing
-Great for spinal health
-Boosts immune system
Lymphatic massage aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body. The lymphatic system is similar to the circulatory system, but doesn't have a pump like the heart pumps the blood. Massage, muscle movement, and other body therapies are a great way to stimulate the lymphatic system.
-Enhances the functioning of the immune system
-Faster recovery from injury/surgery
Infant and Pediatric Massage
Caring human touch is crucial for the healthy development of a child. This appointment also teaches the parent at home care.
-Improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system
-Improves the quality of sleep
-Strengthens the immune system
-Relieves Colic, acid reflux, and any other digestive problems
-Great for premature babies growth and development
Castor Oil Packs
Castor oil packs are a compress made of castor oil and other applicable herbs/essential oils, applied over the abdomen. I offer this as an in office treatment, and can be combined with any other massage. I recommend leaving yourself atleast 45 minutes for the treatment. I also recommend wearing older, comfortable clothing to wear after, for comfortability and even though we can wash the oil off, sometimes there's some residual oil left on the skin.
-stimulates the lymphatic and immune systems
-balances digestion, especially constipation
-relieves congestive problems (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids, etc)
-reduces scar tissue
-increases circulation and nerve function