Arvigo Therapy

Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy were originally developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo who trained with Don Eligio Panti, a Mayan shaman, in Belize.  These techniques were used to help cleanse the reproductive organs of any stagnation and help nourish them by bringing in a fresh blood supply.  They can be used in pregnancy (after 20 weeks), and in non-pregnant women for increasing fertility, and in helping with endometriosis, painful periods, irregular cycles, or a malpositioned uterus.

A series of treatment sessions help a woman’s reproductive organs come back to homeostasis, return to a natural position, clean out, and receive fresh blood supply.  Arvigo therapy can increase nerve conduction, reduce adhesions, and improve digestive and bladder functions.

The treatments may include:

  • Castor oil packs
  • Vagisteams
  • Abdominal and lower back massage
  • Traditional belly wrap (faja)
  • Meditations
  • Herbal tinctures
  • Menstrual cycle charting

The first appointment will last about 2 hours, and will include a review of an extensive intake (which should be downloaded here and filled out prior to appointment time), an overview of your goals and drafting a treatment plan, massage treatment, and possible vagisteam/castor pack.

Treatment Plans

Three Month Program for Fertility: This is a preferred program, as it offers the maximum benefits of Arvigo Therapies.  It is for women/couples that are willing to prevent conception for three cycles (and are NOT undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies).  It will include 5-6 Professional Arvigo sessions, castor oil packs, 2-3 vagisteams, Female Tonic herbal tincture, meditations, and diet and exercise counseling.

One Month Program for Fertility: This program is for couples that are actively trying to conceive.  It will involve 2-3 Arvigo sessions, castor oil packs, Female Tonic herbal tincture, and vagisteams, meditations, and diet and exercise counseling.    This program can run on a month to month basis, having twice-monthly Professional Arvigo sessions just after the period ends and before ovulation.

Pregnancy: Rena has been trained in the pregnancy application of Arvigo Therapy, and offers the added advantage of being a midwife!  Treatments can begin after 20 weeks and optimally would follow your regular schedule of visits with your midwife or OB (monthly until 28 weeks, then every other week until 36 weeks, then weekly until the birth).  It is best to begin early, as you will be taught how to do the self-care treatment at home. Minimally, monthly treatments would be a wonderful added benefit to your prenatal care!

This care is especially advantageous in pregnancy because it helps with:

  • Improved digestion
  • Relieves round ligament pain
  • Improved blood flow to the baby
  • Reduces tension and anxiety
  • Improved alignment of pelvic bones
  • Improved fetal positioning for birth
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum treatments can begin at 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, and would include a vagisteam and massage.


  • Initial Arvigo Session     $160
  • Follow-up Sessions        $90
  • Female Tonic           2 oz. $18, 4 oz. $35
  • Vagisteam-only Session $40

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