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Arvigo Therapy and IVF

Have you decided to start your journey in IUI or IVF? Did you know that the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are an excellent companion therapy as you prepare?

Arvigo Therapy is a gentle, external massage therapy that focuses on regaining the optimum flow of vital fluids and energy to the abdominal area. This therapy helps to balance blood and nutrient flow to the reproductive organs and also helps carry away wastes with the lymph fluid. Abdominal massage work can also help support the optimal position of the uterus, thereby helping to improve fresh blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.

When to schedule Arvigo Therapy treatments

Before the IVF Cycle

Ideally allow a 3 month period of treatment prior to trying to conceive.  However, if you have already begun the IUI/IVF process this supportive massage work can still be very beneficial. Depending on where you are in the process, we will customize the best schedule for you. The timing of treatments will depend on your menstrual cycle.

During the IVF Cycle

The best time to receive this massage is in the window after menstruation and before ovulation. During that time your ovarian follicles are still maturing and can benefit from increased circulation. As you prepare for the IUI or IVF process Arvigo Therapy can also help balance abdominal bloating and relax the nervous system. This is a relaxing, emotionally supportive treatment during a time that can be stressful for many women.

This massage can be performed once a week up to when the IUI/IVF stimulation cycle begins. Ideally we can schedule you for 3-4 visits leading up to stimulation of the ovaries. It is also beneficial to have a treatment scheduled prior to a Frozen Embryo Transfer or prior to IUI (without injectible stimulation).

Self Care Massage

You will also learn the self care abdominal massage techniques that can be done on a daily basis and will help to prolong the effect of the professional treatments.  Your practitioner will explain the ideal timing for self massage based on your IVF or IUI cycle.

After Transfer

Abdominal massage (including self care massage) should not be done after the transfer (or IUI insemination). Other supportive therapies such as Acupuncture are safe to use during this period.

Arvigo Therapy® can be very beneficial and safe later on in pregnancy (generally after week 20) as well as in the post partum period.

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Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac

Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist, Clinic Founder


Interested in natural therapies to support fertility?  I can help.

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