Boost Fertility with Arvigo Massage & Pelvic Floor Therapy

By Dr. Zarina Vitebsky, DPT, MSPT, PRPC, TPS, LPF, DN on 2/27/2024

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Performing Arvigo Fertility Massage on a Patient


Explanation of Arvigo Fertility Massage

Arvigo fertility massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the reproductive and digestive organs in the abdominal and pelvic area. It was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician, and incorporates techniques from traditional Mayan healing practices.

Importance of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Fertility

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the pelvic floor. It can help improve pelvic floor function and address issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction, which can all impact fertility.

Understanding the Pelvic Floor

Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that form a supportive hammock-like structure at the base of the pelvis. It is made up of three layers: the superficial perineal layer, the deep urogenital diaphragm, and the pelvic diaphragm. These muscles and tissues work together to support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum.

Functions of the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor has several important functions, including:

  • Supporting the pelvic organs and maintaining their proper position

  • Controlling bladder and bowel function

  • Assisting with sexual function and pleasure

  • Providing stability and support for the spine and pelvis

Common Issues with the Pelvic Floor and Fertility

When the pelvic floor is not functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of issues that can affect fertility. Some common issues include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle tension or tightness, which can interfere with blood flow and nerve function in the pelvic area

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to pelvic organ prolapse and difficulty with bladder and bowel control

  • Scar tissue or adhesions in the pelvic floor, which can restrict movement and cause pain

  • Imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles, which can contribute to pelvic pain and discomfort

By addressing these issues through techniques such as Arvigo fertility massage and pelvic floor physical therapy, it is possible to improve pelvic floor function and potentially enhance fertility outcomes.

Benefits of Arvigo Fertility Massage

Improved Blood Flow to the Pelvic Area

Arvigo Fertility Massage is a gentle and non-invasive massage technique that focuses on the abdominal and pelvic areas. By using specific massage techniques, it can help to improve blood flow to the pelvic area. This increased blood flow can bring more oxygen and nutrients to the reproductive organs, helping to improve their function and overall health.

Release of Tension and Scar Tissue

Many women experience tension and tightness in their pelvic area, which can lead to discomfort and pain. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, poor posture, and previous surgeries or injuries. Arvigo Fertility Massage can help to release this tension and break up scar tissue, allowing for better circulation and improved function of the reproductive organs.

Balancing of Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can have a significant impact on a woman's reproductive health and fertility. Arvigo Fertility Massage works to balance the hormones by stimulating the endocrine system and promoting the release of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. This can help to regulate the menstrual cycle and improve fertility.

Strengthening of the Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in supporting the reproductive organs and maintaining bladder and bowel control. Arvigo Fertility Massage includes specific techniques to strengthen these muscles, which can help to prevent issues such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Strong pelvic floor muscles are also essential for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

Preparing for the Massage

Finding a certified Arvigo practitioner

The first step in preparing for an Arvigo fertility massage is to find a certified practitioner. This type of massage requires specialized training and certification, so it is important to do your research and find a qualified practitioner. You can search for certified Arvigo practitioners on the official Arvigo website or through other reputable sources.

Discussing any medical conditions or concerns

Before your massage, it is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your practitioner. This will help them tailor the massage to your specific needs and ensure your safety and comfort during the session. Be open and honest about any health issues you may have, as this will help your practitioner provide the best possible care for you.

Pre-massage instructions

Your practitioner may provide you with specific instructions to follow before your massage. This may include avoiding certain foods or activities, drinking plenty of water, or arriving at the appointment with an empty bladder. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure the best results from your massage.

Setting intentions for the massage

Before beginning the massage, your practitioner may ask you to set intentions for the session. This can help you focus your mind and energy on specific goals or intentions for the massage, such as improving fertility or relieving pelvic pain. Setting intentions can also help you relax and fully engage in the massage experience.

The Arvigo Fertility Massage Process

External Abdominal Massage

The external abdominal massage is a key component of the Arvigo Fertility Massage process. This technique involves gentle, yet firm, massage of the abdomen using specific hand movements. These movements help to stimulate blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and nerve function in the abdominal area.

By improving circulation and releasing tension in the abdominal muscles, this massage can help to promote a healthy environment for the reproductive organs. It can also help to improve digestion and relieve any congestion or blockages in the abdominal area that may be affecting fertility.

Internal Pelvic Floor Massage

The internal pelvic floor massage is another important aspect of the Arvigo Fertility Massage process. This technique involves gentle massage of the pelvic floor muscles, which can become tight and tense due to stress, trauma, or other factors.

By releasing tension in the pelvic floor muscles, this massage can help to improve blood flow and nerve function in the pelvic area. It can also help to relieve any restrictions or adhesions that may be affecting the reproductive organs, and promote a healthy balance of hormones.

Self-Care Techniques for At-Home Maintenance

In addition to receiving Arvigo Fertility Massage sessions from a trained practitioner, there are also self-care techniques that can be practiced at home to maintain pelvic floor health. These techniques include self-massage of the abdomen and pelvic floor muscles, as well as specific exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor.

Regular self-care can help to maintain the benefits of the massage sessions and promote overall pelvic floor health. It can also provide a sense of empowerment and connection to one's own body and fertility journey.

Post-Massage Care and Follow-Up

Post-massage instructions

After receiving an Arvigo fertility massage, it is important to follow certain instructions to ensure the best results. These may include avoiding strenuous activities, staying hydrated, and avoiding certain foods or substances that may interfere with the massage's effects. Your massage therapist will provide you with specific instructions based on your individual needs.

Recommended frequency of massages

The frequency of Arvigo fertility massages will vary depending on your specific needs and goals. In general, it is recommended to receive a massage once a month for maintenance and prevention, and more frequently if you are actively trying to conceive. Your massage therapist will work with you to determine the best frequency for your individual situation.

Tracking progress and changes in fertility

It is important to track your progress and changes in fertility after receiving Arvigo fertility massages. This can help you and your massage therapist determine the effectiveness of the massages and make any necessary adjustments. You may want to keep a journal or use a fertility tracking app to record any changes in your menstrual cycle, symptoms, and overall fertility.

Additional resources for pelvic floor health and fertility

In addition to Arvigo fertility massages, there are other resources available for maintaining pelvic floor health and improving fertility. These may include pelvic floor physical therapy, acupuncture, herbal remedies, and lifestyle changes. Your massage therapist may be able to provide recommendations or referrals for these resources, or you can do your own research to find what works best for you.

Reach Out to Us

If you’re experiencing pelvic floor dysfunctions associated with the issues above and/or would like to experience Arvigo Massage treatment, please reach out to us at Pelvic Health Center in Madison, NJ to set up an evaluation and treatment! Feel free to call us at 908-443-9880 or email us at

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