Something Old is New Again in Women’s and Men’s Health

Something Old is New Again in Women’s and Men’s Health

IntegraTherapies has brought to the Central Valley an old technique from Central America with its roots in Maya healing traditions. The new addition to the old is from Naprapathic  technique combined by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. It is the blending of old and new that has evolved into a traditional healing technique that balances body, mind and spirit for women and men. There are common digestive and abdominal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, constipation, GERD, hernias and heartburn are treated with various medications or surgery; these treatments address symptoms, not causes. With the Arvigo
Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage™, the upper abdomen is given a deep massage
to loosen tight muscles around the stomach and arteries with vital blood supplies
that feed the digestive and eliminative organs. The diaphragm is also massaged
allowing relaxation of tight musculature.

In 2001, Trish Salvatore, of IntegraTherapies discovered an article in Massage Magazine about The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage™ or Therapy as it is now known and Dr Rosita Arvigo.  She had an “ah ha!” moment. This technique was the missing piece for her practice, mostly because it encompassed the whole person in the healing process. Trish has always believed that one must look at the whole person to encourage the individual’s body to initiate the healing. ATMAT™, as it is called, is a non-invasive, external manual manipulation — a method that guides abdominal organs into a proper position for optimal health, function and well-being.

The technique relieves congestion and blockages thereby encouraging and improving the flow of energy (chi), as well as fluids in the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems, to prevent the progression of chronic disease symtomology, according to Dr. Rosita Arvigo.
“One of the greatest benefits”, said Salvatore, “is the self-care technique instruction
at the conclusion of the first session.

The patient is given instruction in a portion of the technique which, in some cases, is performed daily for optimal health. But it is this self-care instruction that is critical to the improvement of a patient’s health. This knowledge also can be something that a patient can incorporate into a daily health routine for life.” Trish uses this technique daily for optimal health.

Trish Salvatore started studying with Dr. Arvigo in 2006 and is in the process of becoming a self-care instructor in this methodology. Her personal experience is that the technique has brought balance and harmony to her life both physically and emotionally, especially as she has moved toward post menopause with ease. Another reason Trish loves the Arvigo technique is that the first visit with a patient is two hours. She says, “I spend the first hour doing an intake that covers medical history, family health history, reasons for the visit
and current areas of complaints, health goals, exercise, nutrition, digestion and
elimination, emotional and spiritual concerns, medication and supplements. In
addition, I take a complete reproductive history whether one is female or male. Invariably,
individuals start to share more than what is on paper. They begin to feel safe,
let their protective walls come down, then that is where the real healing can start.”
According to the Arvigo Institute, for women, this external massage gently lifts
and guides the uterus into its optimal position in the lower pelvis. The uterus is held
in position by over ten ligaments. Ligaments, when stressed or strained, cause the
uterus to become mal-positioned. If the uterus is mal-positioned, women experience
a multitude of symptoms: for example, PMS, painful periods or ovulation, varicose
veins, infertility, headaches and migraines, incontinence, constipation, miscarriages,
difficult menopause, fibroids, cysts, uterine polyps and endometriosis, among many. In
men, the prostate is a glandular organ that rests behind the bladder, and has limited
or no ligaments for support. The prostate gland can become congested, resulting in
early stages of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), impotence (depending on the
cause), decreased sperm count, erectile dysfunction, etc. By applying this massage
technique to the abdomen, healthy organ function and congestion relief are supported.

Trish Salvatore is: a licensed and certified massage therapist, a certified Labor
Assistant, certified in Arvigo Technique Maya Abdominal Therapy™, a Holistic
Health Educator/Counselor and a Reiki Master in Usui and Angelic Reiki. She
has practiced holistic health and integrative therapies for over twenty five years.

You can contact Trish by phone at 209-815-7981 or by email at


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