Mayan Prenatal/Postpartum Massage
Photo of me with my Arvigo sisters during our perinatal- postpartum training in New Hampsuire
Benefits For The Childbearing Continuum:
Uterine/Abdominal Therapy has been used cross-culturally since time immemorial to support women during pre-conception, pregnancy and the postpartum period.
When the uterus is aligned in her optimal position, hormones are regulated and normalized, congestion and stagnation are cleared, and a healthy uterine lining may develop—all of which support fertility and pregnancy.
During pregnancy, ATMAT supports the growing uterus to be in her optimal position within the pelvic bowl—this simultaneously supports growing babies to come into optimal fetal positioning. ATMAT tonifies uterine muscles, causing them to coordinate well during labor and birth. ATMAT nourishes uterine ligaments that are stretched to their fullest at this time, so that they may healthfully return to their former size after birth. Common discomforts of pregnancy may be relieved with ATMAT treatments, including: heartburn, indigestion, heaviness in the pelvis, stagnation, headaches, pain around the round ligament and in the low back and more.
After birth, abdominal treatments are an essential part of postpartum recovery. ATMAT sessions at this time are focused on returning the uterus and bladder to their optimal positioning, supporting the return of the uterine ligaments to their pre-pregnant length and strength, as well as deeply nourishing the whole body for the tremendous work just completed. Postpartum abdominal sessions support the digestive system as well, which is recovering from slowed digestive motility of pregnancy, labor and birth, and recovering from the weight of the enlarged uterus pressing into the stomach as well as the colon. Abdominal sessions can be received during the early postpartum period. Women who have had a cesarean birth may begin postpartum sessions of ATMAT as soon as the incision site is healed over—early on is an ideal time soften scar tissue and to prevent adhesions from developing.
Yoni Steams for Postpartum
If you gave birth vaginally, Yoni Steams are VERY beneficial for your sore, (hopefully not torn) perineum! The warmth will increase circulation to the vaginal area, accelerating healing. The properties of the herbs are delivered via steam to help cleanse out the after birth. The postnatal herbal blend used is anti inflammatory, healing, and is safe to do while breastfeeding.
If you had a cesarean birth, it is extremely important to steam. Cesarean births form scar tissue in the pelvic area, potentially leading to complications down the road. The herbal yoni steams are a great way to deliver properties that will help reduce scar tissue. Many women find the 'after birth' following a cesarean birth takes a little longer to clear out. Yoni steams will help speed the cleansing process.
Another great reason to steam after giving birth, is to shrink any hemorrhoids that are all pretty common postnatal.
Also, warming up the whole pelvic area will relax muscles that you strained in the birthing process. Our deepest pelvic muscles are relaxed during a vsteam.
Arvigo® Therapy for Pregnancy and Postpartum
Many women benefit from receiving regular Arvigo® sessions throughout their pregnancy and postpartum recovery. ATMAT can help to strengthen and normalize uterine function, provide emotional support during your pregnancy, and help support healing after childbirth. We recommend monthly sessions throughout your pregnancy and returning for a follow up 6 weeks after birth.
Benefits for Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum
Optimizes uterine position for a successful pregnancy
Relieves pain and discomforts of pregnancy
Improves blood flow to the pelvic floor and baby
Increases oxcytocin to help reduce tension, anxiety, and fear
Decreases nausea, congestion, and swelling
Improves alignment of pelvic bones, joint flexibility, and mobility of the sacrum during labor
Protects uterine ligaments from exaggerated stretching and reduces ligament pain
Assists in alleviating pregnancy induced heartburn and constipation
Improves fetal positioning for birth
Helps to facilitate a space to heal past traumas
Increases the efficiency of labor from active labor to birth
Increases the confidence of mother during labor
Improves healing for diastasis recti
Involution of the uterus occurs more efficiently and quicker
Loving touch for uterine scar and reduces excessive scar tissue
60 min prenatal massage $110
90 min prenatal massage $140
Induction massage $160
Postpartum Session with Yoni Steam $180
Postpartum Session No Steam $160
Closing The Bones Ceremony Consultation $50