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Advanced Arvigo ® Therapy for Pregnancy & Postpartum


Pregnancy massage reduces stress in the body and can help relieve physical and emotional tension creating a very deep state of relaxation. In addition to the fact that massage during pregnancy just plain feels good, there are many other benefits for the mom to be and her baby, too.  

  • Alleviate backaches

  • Enhance sleep

  • Help alleviate morning sickness

  • Improve circulation

  • Prepare pelvic muscles for birth process with abdominal therapy

  • Reduce swelling/edema

  • Reduce fatigue

  • Relieve headaches

  • Relieve leg cramps

  • Relieve pain from varicosities


Maya Abdominal Therapy During Pregnancy

Maya Abdominal Therapy is known to alleviate much of the discomfort of abnormal pressure from the dropped or tilted uterus. This abnormal pressure during pregnancy can lead to low back pain, sciatica, leg swelling, varicose veins, hip pain, constipation, headaches, difficult labor and delivery. 

Arvigo® Therapy supports physical changes and can help alleviate common discomforts during pregnancy, providing optimal birth position for baby thereby easing labor, birth and postpartum recovery. 

As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine and pelvic ligaments and pelvic floor muscles. With regular sessions, the uterus stays well-positioned for a more comfortable pregnancy, receives good blood supply, and grows strong and resilient.

Maya Abdominal Therapy normalizes pelvic alignment allowing the uterus to be guided into optimal position for an easier labor and delivery.


Improved Labor Outcomes with Maya Abdominal Therapy

Arvigo® practitioners around the world have repeatedly found that their clients experience significantly shorter and easier labors. Midwifery-based practices that have integrated Arvigo® Therapy into their prenatal care have reported positive differences in birth outcomes as evidenced by more efficient contractions and shorter labors.


Average Labor for First Time Moms-

  • With regular Maya Abdominal Therapy:  7 hrs 10 min 
  • Without Maya Abdominal Therapy:  16 hours 
  • Difference: 7 hours 50 minutes less with Maya Abdominal Therapy 


Pushing Stage-

  • With regular Maya Abdominal Therapy:  46 minutes 
  • Without Maya Abdominal Therapy: 1 hour 59 min
  • Difference: 59 minutes less with Maya Abdominal Therapy 


Women Who Have Given Birth at Least One Time Before-

  • 18 of 30 women labored less than 4 hours with Maya Abdominal Therapy
  • 19 of 30 pushed less than 10 minutes
  • 11 of 30 pushed once 


Postpartum Recovery and Healing

Postpartum is a time of physical and emotional adjustments. A new mother's body undergoes physiological and structural changes as part of healing from labor and birth and to return to her pre-pregnant state.  

Arvigo® Therapy during postpartum facilitates recovery. It encourages involution to occur more quickly and efficiently. It supports the uterus and ligaments to return to an optimal position and helps bring the pelvis into balance.  

Arvigo® Therapy may be resumed at 6 weeks postpartum following a normal vaginal delivery or 3 months after a cesarean birth to address the following:

  • Helps heal Diastasis Recti
  • Addresses pain from low back/sacral/coccyx injuries that can occur during birth
  • Facilitates emotional healing from surgical birth and birth trauma
  • Helps reduce and resolve scar tissue that may have resulted from a cesarean birth 


How Will I Receive My Massage?

You will begin your massage laying face up with pillows comfortably supporting you. When you turn over, you will have the luxury of laying face down on a specially designed pregnancy massage table that supports your tummy with a unique and comfortable support sling in place that adjusts to fit you. There are also cushioned breast recesses for much needed comfort.  

What About Massage After Delivery Of My Baby?

The postpartum period is a time of transition for new parents. It is a great time for rejuvenation and healing. Recovery from labor, combined with tension and soreness from using your body in a new way, makes massage a welcome and much needed treat for all new moms.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® during the weeks after delivery helps to restore muscle tone in the abdomen and encourage proper position of internal organs. Massage can assist in improving posture while caring for a newborn and helps the new mother stay physically and emotionally balanced  so she has more to give to her baby.






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