I often see new patients who are having difficulty conceiving. Some have been trying to conceive for 3 months, others for 3 years, some are taking the first step of getting medical assistance, while others have had full fertility work-ups and perhaps even assisted procedures such as IUI or IVF. Each woman’s story is unique, and I work with each woman to find the keys to build her health and realize her dream of building a family.
Coming home to your body, getting in touch with your center, is crucial for your health. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) is a wonderful form of bodywork that can bring you to this place of balance. A series of massage and manipulation techniques, an ATMAT session is relaxing and rejuvenating. I work with your belly and back to restore your uterus to its proper position, as well as improving circulation and nervous system flow to your abdomen and pelvis. Facilitating flow and positioning in the abdomen and pelvis creates hormonal balance and improves chances for conception.
In addition to your ATMAT sessions with me, I teach each woman how to massage her own belly to maintain the benefits of her treatments while at home. We also devise a nutritional and herbal medicine plan to optimize health and fertility. In addition, using Maya prayers during your sessions with me can clear any past imbalances that may be contributing to current health challenges. You and I will discuss each option and plan your ATMAT sessions, as well as your home treatment plan, in a way that feels right to you.
I was first introduced to the work of Dr. Rosita Arvigo in 1995 when I read her book Sastun. Dr. Rosita wrote of her apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti, a traditional Maya healer in Belize, and I was enchanted by the power of the herbs, prayers, and abdominal massage described in the book. I hoped at the time that I would be able to study with Dr. Rosita someday, and in early 2012 I realized my dream of traveling to Belize and training with Rosita Arvigo. I completed trainings in both Maya Spiritual Healing and Maya Abdominal Therapy, and then brought these amazing therapies back to my naturopathic medical practice in Portland, OR. I feel honored to bring this work to you, and am happy to discuss how it can improve your health and help you reach your goals. I offer free 15-minute consultations by phone. To book a consult, call me at 503-621-2611.