What is the difference between Maya Abdominal Therapy, The Arvigo Techniques and the Abdominal Pelvic Techniques taught by Marty Ryan of Love Your Guts Seminars?

Maya Abdominal Therapy The Arvigo Techniques was created and taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. Rosita is a Doctor of Naprapathy and master herbalist who apprenticed for ten years in Belize with Don Elijio Pante a traditional Maya healer. This style of work brings ancient cultural bodywork and herbal traditions as passed down through many generations and combines it with modern concepts of Naprapathy. Dr. Rosita lives in Belize South America; the United States office of the Arvigo Institute is located in Antrim, New Hampshire. For more information The Arvigo website is Arvigotherapy.com.

Abdominal Pelvic Techniques taught by Marty Ryan LMP, originator of Love Your Guts Seminars, combines the ancient Art of Belly Massage from the Chinese culture called Chi Nei Tsang with precision anatomical teachings of researchers and teachers like Gil Headley PH.D. founder of Integral Anatomy Somanautics and Leon Chaitow ND, DO MRO. Marty Ryan LMP and Love Your Guts Seminars are based in Seattle Washington. For more information Marty’s web site is Loveyourguts.net.

By combining the teachings of Dr. Rosita Arvigo ND and Mary Ryan LMP a body worker melds two ancient styles of body work with modern knowledge and research. This gives a practitioner a solid foundation on which to base their practice. The proven ancient teachings and anatomical precision allows the practitioner to accurately work with clients who present a variety of breathing, digestive and reproductive system disorders.

What are the qualifications of a Massage a therapist?

In Kentucky anyone claiming to be a Massage therapist is required to be licensed by the State of Kentucky. A massage therapist by law must complete a approved 700 hour training program They must then either pass a national or state recognized written test. they may then apply to the Kentucky Massage board located in Frankfort Kentucky for their license. Massage therapists are required to be relicensed every two years. the requirements to renew their license is 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years 3 of which must be ethics.

What are some of the benefits of massage and how often should I receive a massage?

There are many well documented studies on the numerous benefits of massage, bodywork and other somatic therapies. Massage and other therapies provide pain relief, stress reduction, increased flexibility, increased circulation, improved breathing patterns, improved out look on life. recovery from motor vehicle accidents, on the job or other related injuries etc. Abdominal, Belly, Maya, Mayan Massage all focus on the abdominal region and can be useful for many digestive, urinary and fertility or reproductive system disorders.

People come from many walks of life from parents and waitresses to corporate executives and their employees to weekend and world class athletes military personnel and people in public works. A factory worker or anyone who does a repetitive work or sports often over works certain areas of their body. any one who has been in a traumatic situation such as those serving in the military or survivors of abusive events.

Everyone can feel a need for a massage from time to time the frequency of sessions and length of a session is based on each person differing needs. For some people massage once a year works well, for others once a week or once a month meets their needs. You therapist will talk to you determine your individual needs and help you work out a plan that both meets your needs and keep you in budget.

Will I need to be completely undressed for a massage?

There are many styles of massage and bodywork, most therapists are trained in several styles. Some forms of massage such as onsite chair massage, sports massage, craniosacral therapy and acupressure therapy do not require a client to disrobe at all. Most table massage is traditionally performed with the client either fully or partially disrobed, lying on the table covered by a sheet and blanket. Most massage strokes or moves applied by the therapist are best done with oil applied to the skin, this allows for even gliding and eliminate painful friction created by moving across dry skin. Once you are on the table and the therapist enters the room the therapist will undrape or uncover the area which they are working then cover you back up. The client is always in control as we all have comfort and safety levels. Each Client chooses their level of comfort and how much or how little they want to undress. A therapist should always be willing to adjust their therapeutic method and style to a client safety level.

Will I be covered during a massage?

We have a linen service that provides us with clean sheets and pillow cases. Clients are always covered by a sheet and an optional blanket or two if desired. during a session the therapist will uncover or undrape the various areas they will be working on then recover you.

What lubricant will be used?

There are many primary oils, gels, creams, butters and essential oils used as lubricants by massage therapists. Each lubricant has its own characteristics which provide the therapist with glide, drag, grip and absorption rates. At your first session our therapists will talk to you about what lubricants they use, if you have a preference, if you have allergies etc. I often encourage my clients to bring in their own oil or cream if they have a specific preference which I do not provide.

Will my employer or private Insurance cover my massage sessions?

If you have an FSA and HSA account and payments are made via a debit card the answer is usually yes. if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or have a job related injury covered by workman’s compensation, your insurance may cover massage and bodywork therapies to aid in your recovery from injuries. The best thing to do is check with your insurance company to see exactly what is covered and under what circumstances.