Frequently Asked Questions
What conditions is it helpful for?
So many! I often find myself explaining it is good for all things reproductive and digestive in men and women. It also helps colicky babies and children. And it is very effective in aiding recovery from any abdominal surgery. Here is a shortlist:
- Pelvic Pain
- Menstrual pain and endometriosis
- Ovarian cysts and PCOS
- Chronic yeast, BV and bladder infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Digestive disorders of all kinds
- Scar tissue and surgical recovery
- Prostate problems, Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence
In the Childbearing Year, Abdominal Therapy Supports:
- Optimal fertility for both partners
- Ease and comfort in pregnancy
- Smooth Delivery
- Postpartum Recovery
- Healing from cesarean birth and preparation for VBAC
You can, but it’s not ideal if you are seeking treatment for womb-related conditions. We modify the techniques and use significantly less pressure in the lower abdomen. Deeper massage is more effective for conditions like painful periods and cesarean recovery.
Absolutely! My specialty is Women’s Health, but I treat people of all genders. When working with clients on fertility issues, I prefer to see both partners. Arvigo® Therapy can improve sperm health and transport. It can also enhance erectile function and promote prostate health.
I am happy to work with people of all genders. Regardless of how you identify, you have a body – an anatomy – which may be ailing and need support. Whether we work with specific physical complaints or not, abdominal massage can help you love your body into alignment with your whole being.
It depends on so many factors. Complex problems, like endometriosis take longer to shift than constipation or sacral pain. Typically, if you are doing self-massage regularly and following the recommendations for other supportive modalities between appointments, you can expect positive change within 6-8 weeks. Plan on 4 sessions and then we can determine if more are needed.
For everyone: please do not schedule for a time when you expect to be menstruating. If you are actively inviting a baby into your life, it’s best to come in between the end of menses and ovulation.
Yes! I use a BodyCushion for Prenatal Massage that allows you to lie face down safely and comfortably for all posterior work, even in the 3rd trimester!
Generally, no. I rarely have time in my schedule to do so. For clients who have seen me regularly during their pregnancy, and who live an appropriate distance from my office, I will do a home visit within the first two weeks postpartum without charging for travel.
CANCELATION POLICY: We reserve the right to charge the full fee for changes or cancellations made less than 24 hours before your session. Illness and unavoidables excepted.