'Most people Think too much, get the laugh and half of their troubles and sickness will go away, and the blessed herbs will do the rest' don Elijio Panti
Just woke up from a dream, dr. Rosita Arvigo was there, talking to me about how much is important to embrace yourself, every aspect of yourself, even the one that you cannot really stand, because that's the way, the only way you can blossom. The dream was so vivid that when I woke up I had to take some minutes to realize that I was not in Belize but in my own bedroom. But this is exactly the message that the pleasant abdominal Self Care treatment is giving you every time you apply it to your self. The Self Care is working on your abdomen in multiple ways, the first very tangible level is the physical one and that is very easy to feel. You are basically relaxing the diaphragm, bringing all the life force to your pelvis, you are cleaning it and you are enhancing the power of your intestine to absorb the goods from your food and let go of what you don't need in your system. Not to mention the fact that nourishing all the tissues you are contributing to the health of your ligaments therefore you are helping repositioning or maintaining in the right position your uterus.
But there is more. We know now that the emotions tend to be stored in your abdomen, some of them are very easy to release, some others are there forever and sometimes you cannot even remember what is there, but you might suffer from some abdominal pain and you cannot figure out where does it come from... probably some experience that you rather would love to remove, is there, stuck, in the form of a contraction or a pain. So think for a moment if you could help yourself, gently, removing all the emotions stored in your abdomen... every time you work with Self Care you are helping the first 3 chakras to flow and open up.
But there is more. We are specular, so above as below, our belly is actually consider our second brain. 'Digestion, of all the bodily functions, in the one which exercise the greatest influence on the mental state of the individual' (Jean Antheme Brillat-Savarin). Have you ever notice how little can you produce after a fatty, abundant, sugary meal? The thoughts are slow and you feel like you'd rather lay on the couch instead of doing anything else.
But there is more. If your belly is working fine, all the symptoms that are bothering you are gone, if your energy is free of flowing, your first chakra is well connected to the Earth and the Roots, if your emotions and your second chakra are working in harmony and there is space for new projects/kids/lovers/experiences to look forward to, if your third chakra and your opinion about yourself are great and well balance... how would you feel?
The Arvigo Techniques definitely taught me to really embrace myself and the great thing is that you start to take good care of yourself. If you are a practitioner, you really need to first do your Self Care.
There are 2 ways of learning the Self Care:
1. During the first session with your practitioner, you will be taught the Self Care because it is very important to us that you keep on working with yourself in between the sessions. 3 sessions are generally recommended for reaching a good balance, if you are in a special moment of your life dealing with PMS, 'infertility', menopause, and much more symptoms, also men are really happy about this treatment, than you can help yourself keeping your abdomen relaxed and in well balance so your sessions with your practitioner will be way more advantageous. You will learn also many supportive modalities that your practitioner will suggest according to your needs.
2. You can participate to a Self Care workshop, there are many all over the world, and we are going to have the first edition in The Netherlands in March! The workshop is also one of the steps to become a practitioner. It is a very nice Self Care full immersion in which you will learn a lot about your abdomen and how you can help yourself.
Self Care should be taught at school, should be a practice that every mother and daughter share together, there is so much more to know about your health and the health of your reproductive and digestive system. I see many women in my practice struggling every day with all sorts of symptoms, we can do a lot to help, we can take care of ourself, we can share with our friends, we can blossom in our life, we just need to take in charge our own body/mind/emotion system.
Self Care: the first level to become an Arvigo Practitioner is coming in The Netherlands - 10 days left to enrol!Participating to this class you will receive a wonderful present: 'Journeys in Healing'!
The Self Care - Level 1, is the first of 3 levels of training to become an Certified ATMAT practitioner. No specific qualification is required, this workshop is open to any person who desires to take good care of themselves or become a qualified ATMAT practitioner.
A Time of Empowerment...
This workshop is designed to educate and empower YOU to use your own two hands to help yourself!
You will learn techniques that are founded on the ancient Maya method of abdominal massage. The Arvigo Technique is traditionally known for its benefits to the digestive and reproductive systems of both males and females.
Join us for a weekend spent caring for yourself in a gentle but profound way.
Prepare yourself to be amazed at the wonders of YOUR body and how environmental circumstances and life style can affect your general health and wellbeing.
Have you ever wondered why the following common complaints are so prevalent in our society?
• Digestive complaints including IBS, indigestion and uncomfortable abdominal bloating
• painful periods
• frequent urination and prostate concerns
• challenging menopausal symptoms
and it is really efficient also for men!
Then join me on this journey of discovery into the workings of your body, gain an insight into the conditions that contribute to a failing in health and vitality. Leave with a deepened understanding of what you can do to support your own bodies’ innate healing mechanisms and confidently perform your Self Care Massage routine.
This Self Care Workshop covers: A brief history of the lineage and Dr Rosita Arvigo; basic anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs; the causes and symptoms of shifted organs; simple information on diet; spiritual and emotional health; demonstration and practice of the self care technique. All participants receive a 30 minute ’one to one’ evaluation and guidance in the Self Care massage. Your one-to one session may fall outside class times so please be prepared to stay after class.
This two and a half day workshop prepares the student to perform Arvigo Therapy® on his/her self only and is a perquisite to enrolment on Arvigo Therapy Professional Training for licensed healthcare practitioners.
This is a tiny space where I can share some of my thoughts and experiences, enjoy!