Reproductive Health for Women

Abdominal therapy assists and supports women through all stages of their lives from the onset of puberty right through to the golden years. If you have found yourself on this page, you are perhaps struggling through one of these phases and looking at ways to naturally support yourself. Many of the disruptions in the lower belly can be the result of a uterus that has moved out of her happy central spot in the pelvic bowl. The Arvigo techniques are wonderfully effective in correcting a uterus that has fallen downward, forward, backward or to either side. Dr. Rosita Arvigo’s teacher, Don Elijio Panti, believed:

The uterus is the woman’s center. If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be right. She will be as out of balance as her uterus.

A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted, retroverted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, “your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don’t worry about it.” Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces (i.e. the uterus just before your period, or a misaligned uterus) sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal working order. Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped too!

What causes your uterus to move out of her happy spot?

  • Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accident, etc
  • Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth
  • High impact exercise/aerobics, running on cement surfaces etc.
  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth
  • Time and Gravity
  • Past surgeries
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum
  • Emotional armouring from abuse at anytime in life

What causes adhesions?

  • Abortion, Miscarriage or D&C
  • Pelvic inflammation (vaginitis, cystitis, colitis, etc.)
  • Abdominal inflammation (appendicitis, gastritis, etc.)
  • Bladder or vaginal infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Physical trauma (e.g. vehicle accident)
  • Chronic poor posture (often developed to compensate for an injury)
  • Back, hip or tailbone injury (e.g., a fall)
  • Physical or sexual abuse

Menstrual Cycle

The therapy works beautifully in addressing the underlying causes of the following menstrual cycle issues as well as helping to alleviate the additional symptoms listed below:

  • Painful and/or irregular periods
  • Painful and/or irregular ovulation
  • Blood clots
  • No menstruation at all
  • Headaches/dizziness with menses
  • Endometriosis/Endometritis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • PMS
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Dark, thick fluids at the beginning and the end of menses

Symptoms

  • Tired legs, numb feet/sore heels
  • Varicose veins
  • Lower back ache
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Frequent urination

Baby Making

Abdominal Therapy is a wonderful addition to any expectant mothers overall pre-conception plan. For the most part, the sessions will work on helping the belly and the organs associated with reproduction to shift and clear mental, physical and emotional toxicity and negativity – creating the most beautiful, harmonious, healthy, happy internal nursery! Application of the Arvigo techniques has helped with the following fertility challenges:

  • Infertility
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Miscarriages
  • Difficult Pregnancy and Delivery
  • Weak newborn infants
  • Premature deliveries
How does it help?

It has been estimated that approx 30% of women who have been unsuccessful in conceiving, eventually conceive after a succession of treatments. Treatments generally consist of massage and lifestyle modifications to enhance fertility. For women, the focus of the therapy is achieving optimum uterine position as well as opening up the channels of flow that keep the organs of the abdomen balanced and healthy. The treatment will help improve circulation to the pelvic area as well as helping to correct a displaced uterus. Many women are told that their uterus is tilted, tipped, prolapsed, retroverted, lumpy, wandering, anteverted. The position of the uterus will play a huge part in successful conception and pregnancy. A uterus that is centred will help create a safe and happy ‘home’ to begin a new life. Once the uterus is in its optimal position, there is improved hemo dynamics and homeostasis (balance) to support and enhance fertility. It can also be very beneficial for the male partner in maintaining healthy organ function, removing congestion as well as increasing the channels of flow in and out of the pelvic bowl.

Working alongside IVF

Treatments can be performed during all the following activities:

  • FSH medication
  • Blood tests being carried out to check hormone levels
  • Before and after egg collection right up until egg transfer back into the uterus.

New Mums

New mums can receive hands on healing sessions 6 weeks after giving birth naturally with no complications. The treatment can help with:

  • gently moving the uterus back into place allowing homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, to be restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs.
  • flushing out toxins and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones. This is essential for healthy reproductive functioning, such as painless periods, healthy pregnancy, effective labour and birth.
  • reducing and breaking down old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including caesarean delivery.
  • In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems that may have developed through pregnancy and birth can be helped with this technique be undertaken after giving birth.
FAQ's from Women

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What clients are saying...
I recently went to see my happy uterus lady (HUL)– that’s not her official job title, it’s just what I like to call her. I initially went to see Danielle – a Maya Abdominal Therapist – to increase my chances of fertility and to improve my female health. When I sat with her and gave her my reproductive history we both realised there was a whole lot more to work on. I had cysts on my right ovary, a retroverted uterus, a missing Bartholin duct and I had suffered menstrual cramps for almost 27 years – not severe cramps, but enough to make me reach for the hot water bottle and feel miserable for half the day. The first period after my treatment was different – I had NO cramps, NO pain and I felt fabulous all day. Wow!! I was really blown away – I had been suffering my whole menstrual life and now after a massage treatment with HUL…. nothing!! And the happy news for husband – no more hot water bottle duty! I’m currently writing about my whole experience with Danielle and the transformation of my female health in what I hope will be the last chapter of the book.
You are beyond wonderful (and amusing) and my uterus and I send our appreciation.
Thank you so much for your care and attention to help me re connect with my belly! The session with you has highlighted areas in my life that need more awareness, and I am grateful to you for bringing this to my attention. I am glad that I took the time to go through the questionnaire you provided, as it allowed me to reflect on questions I, nor anyone else, had really asked before. It is a powerful tool of self examination. Since treatment, I feel more grounded as a women and more accepting of my experiences and emotions in my life so far!
Arvigo Therapy is such deeply profound work. I feel it has initiated the birth of the Sacred feminine within me, as all the cellular memories are released, and my true essence is finally set free. I see Danielle’s role as being like a spiritual midwife, helping us to give birth to ourselves. Heartfelt thanks for this precious gift.
Thanks for holding my hand through this journey and helping me grow into the person and mother I know I can be.
I seem to have had a dramatic increase in my sexual appetite(!) and I wondered if that is one of the benefits of the treatment? I couldn't find any mention of it specifically on the website, but there were so many similar benefits that I figured it might be just a happy side-effect!
Danielle is the only woman I know that could make a woman pregnant!
Thank you so much, for a beautiful, powerful treatment. You have a lovely touch; very gentle and reassuring. As for my uterus, well whatever we did – the talking about her, the treatment to her – we woke her up! Really brought her into being. All night last night I kept half awakening – maybe 10 times – and every time she was talking! I have no idea what she was saying, but talking she was. It was all I could think about as I half woke and went back to sleep. Chatter, chatter, chatter! Wow, she has a lot to say!
At 29 I had suffered with cramps, gas and bloating for many years. Most days after lunch my stomach would get so bloated I looked like I was 4 months pregnant. I couldn’t hold my tummy in because of the cramps and stiches. It was uncomfortable, embarrassing and would last for the rest of the day. Also although I had previously never suffered terribly with period pain, they were starting to become more painful – I woke up one night with such severe pains I practically couldn’t move. After my first session of Abdominal Therapy I noticed a staggering difference. My bloating and cramps were much less and my periods have since been almost entirely pain free. After the second session, my symptoms of bloating and pain are pretty much entirely gone. My stomach is back to flat (it used to be like that all the time, but I’d forgotten as it had been so long since Id seen it like that!). The self care was taught to me so well that even though Its been several weeks since my last session, I feel still reap the benefits of Abdominal Therapy by doing it on myself. I think that not only has my body has benefited immensely from Abdominal Therapy, but my mind has too. Thank you Danielle!
I truly believe my treatments with Danielle greatly assisted me connecting with my body in a more positive way and helped me to become a lot more relaxed about conceiving and put me into a state of ‘trust’ that if I relaxed and remained open nature would take its course and sure enough it did.
Danielle’s exceptional kindness and love of the Feminine provided my wounded soul and body with a truly safe place to exist and start healing. The humanity and touch was a drastic and welcome change from the cold clinical world of diagnostics and harsh clinical terms that had come to define me as a problem with feet. Body and soul made happy. Now we’re talking! Thank you Danielle!
I cannot describe with words how happy I am! I just came home from my gynaecologist check after 6 months. There is NO SIGNS OF ANY PCOS ANYMORE!!! My effort is rewarded! I cannot find neither words to say THANK YOU enough as you are helping me! I really appreciate this, thank you thank you very much! You should see the face of my gynaecologist when I told him that I didn’t take any hormones pills which he gave it to me. He did ultrasound again, he was pressing on my belly, checking all over, pressing, checking - NOTHING. I ask him if he can see at least a little, and he said NOTHING, he told me that this cycles is completely normal and there is no sign of any polycystic ovaries. I told him that my skin is now 90% better, I feel better, no pains in belly anymore,… he couldn’t believe it that I know all this needed info!

Ix Chel” by Susan Seddon Boulet