Supporting Your Pre and Peri-Natal Wellness

A More Comfortable and Balanced Pregnancy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN are the legacy of an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives and traditional healers in Central America. This therapy is founded on an ancient Maya technique of Abdominal Massage that helps guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position so that organ functions are supported and enhanced. It is an external, gentle and non-invasive massage to the abdomen and lower back. Arvigo® Therapy supports the physical changes experienced by women during pregnancy. As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine and pelvic ligaments and pelvic floor muscles. With regular massage, the uterus stays well positioned, receives good blood supply, and grows strong and resilient.

Arvigo® Therapy benefits women throughout the child-bearing years by enhancing fertility and conception, supporting structural changes and alleviating discomfort, providing optimal birth position for baby thereby easing labor, birth and post partum recovery.

At your initial session you will be taught Self-Care Massage which adds to the therapeutic benefits of your session when you perform it at home.. Pregnant moms report enhanced wellness benefits when they do self-care massage regularly.

Arvigo® Therapy normalizes pelvic alignment allowing the uterus to guide itself to optimal positioning in the pelvis.

Digestion and respiration during pregnancy are also improved.

Arvigo® practioners 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  care have reported positive differences in birth outcomes as evidenced by more efficient contractions and shorter labors.

It is advisable to begin working with your Arvigo® practitioner as soon as possible to provide you and your baby with the maximum benefits these sessions can offer you. Ideally you would schedule six to nine pre-natal sessions and a six week post partum session as well.

“The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation; the very throne of creation through which universal creative energy patterns course and flow.” ~ Rosita Arvigo, DN

Wellness Benefits At-A-Glance by Body System


  • Strengthens Uterine Ligaments
  • Decreases ligament discomfort
  • Enhances optimal function and alignment of all reproductive organs
  • Supports optimal fetal alignment


  • Decreases chronic muscle tension, restores balance to overstretched muscles and ligaments
  • improves pelvic alignment, addressing sciatic and hip pain
  • Improves sacrum mobility and alignment to facilitate an efficient birth


  • Improves blood flow to mother and child
  • Improves blood flow to pelvic floor muscles
  • Improves lymphatic circulation and decreases incidence of edema (swelling)


  • Releases tension in ribcage and diaphragm making it easier to breathe more deeply
  • Reduces rib pain


  • Increases oxytocin, suppressing tension and anxiety and cultivating confidence for mother and her love for her baby.
  • Supports emotional healing of past traumas.


  • Helps digestion, reducing nausea and heartburn
  • Improves absorption of nutrients
  • Improves elimination

Postpartum Recovery & 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 and self-care massage may be resumed at 6 weeks postpartum 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
  • Improves the potential for a successful VBAC
  • Aids to reducing and resolving scar tissue that may have resulted from a caesarian birth
  • Fosters healing from the inside out


2020 Judith Brooks Acupuncture, LLC