A Personal Story of Arvigo Self Care

by Liza Roeckl and Tammy Kohlschmidt

Healing and Spiritual work has been my true passion since I was a child. This lifelong desire to help others through spiritual healing led me to become a Reiki Master, Creative Art Therapist, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, and a Certified Arvigo Practitioner®.  
As a healer and someone who loves to explore healthy living in all areas of my life, I maintain a clean organic diet, drink filtered water, and follow a strong spiritual and exercise practice. However, since the birth of my second child in 2012, I experienced a constant pain in my lower abdomen. On top of this, when I went into labor, I developed a 104 fever. Even after the vaginal delivery, the pain never went away. I went to many doctors and healers, but the pain remained, frustratingly unexplained. 

In New York City in 2015, my flower essence therapist suggested I look into the Arvigo Technique® and that I read the book Sastun by  Dr.Rosita Arvigo. The idea of becoming an Arvigo Practitioner resonated deeply in me, and I immediately read the book. According to Dr. Rosita Arvigo, the “Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ is an external, noninvasive, manipulation that helps to reposition reproductive organs and improve blood flow to the digestive organs. This simple massage shown to Dr. Arvigo by Don Elijio Panti, and later enlarged upon by Miss Hortence Robinson, has been developed and formulated into a comprehensive treatment. Through working into the abdomen it is possible to help the body achieve and maintain homeostasis-balance within and hemodynamics good blood circulation.” I felt intuitively drawn to the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™. I experienced my first Arvigo session and then signed up for Self Care in March 2015. When I attended Self Care in March, I fell completely in love with the Arvigo Technique and consistently practiced my Self Care. In June, I traveled to Portland, Oregon, for professional Arvigo training and became a practitioner. In November of 2015, at Certification Class with Dr.Rosita Arvigo,  Dr. Arvigo  stressed the importance of Self Care. For my healing process, I had one Arvigo Session and attended the Professional Care in June. I was and am completely devoted to my Self Care. 

Right around the time I began reading Sastun, I had a thermogram with Periotherapist, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and Certified Body Talk Practitioner Tammy Kohlschmidt. A thermogram is a photo that captures the heat and inflammation in the body, which appears as colors. Cooler colors like blue indicate health, while red indicates heat and inflammation in the organs. The results of my first thermogram were shocking. There was so much red in the picture of my uterus and digestive tract, indicating excessive heat. I was upset but felt that the thermogram explained what was happening in my uterus. The image identified the pain that I was constantly experiencing.
     In August of 2015, I returned to Tammy for my thermogram follow up. The results were incredible. The inflammation in my uterus was gone, and my digestive tract was mostly clear. The red colors on the monitor had changed to much lighter and cooler colors. At that moment, I realized I had not felt pain in months. When Tammy phoned me for my follow up, her first question was “What did you do?” Never had she seen such a drastic change. My answer to her was the Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy™/Self Care. Below, Tammy explains the two thermograms. The pictures show how powerful this work is.

Before Arvigo Self Care
Red indicates inflammation and congestion in the digestive organs, uterus and lymphatic system.  Inflammation causing pain in my uterus. 

6 months after Arvigo Self Care
All red inflammation and congestion in the digestive organs, uterus and lymphatic system are gone. Completely relieved from uterine pain. 

Tammy Kohlschmidt: Website
October 19, 2015

As an advocate for self care I was very pleased to see the differences in Liza’s thermal imaging reports.  It proves that taking the time to care for yourself is a major benefit for physical and emotional health and pushes us towards optimal healing,  health and sustainability.  Thermography as an assesstment  tool has been very rewarding for me  personally and for my patients.  The information gained helps to guide and  tailor the type of self care that is needed for their overall health.  Thermography can assess the flow systems of the body and also monitor a disease process if there is one.   Thermography measures temperature and compares symmetry or asymmetry as it pertains to the right and left side of the body.   There is no radiation, no pain and no body contact.  Thermography allows you to see what you may not yet feel.
Liza’s first thermography report showed  varying degrees of lymphatic congestion and inflammation stemming from diaphragm restriction, pyloric valve tension as well as ileocecal valve spasms. These are contributing to the lack of digestive flow which also was causing inflammation in the large intestine- the Hepatic and Splenic flexure to be exact.  Also noted was a red, circular, inflammatory heat pattern of the uterus.
Liza was given 6 months to work on the imbalances that were outlined in her report.   During this six months she used the  Arvigo techniques as her main driving force for self care.   The second set of images were compared to the first set.  The improvements were dramatic.   Most of the inflammatory markers significantly improved in the diaphragm, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and in the uterus. However, slight distention remained in the small intestine near the ileocecal valve, showing that self care is an ongoing journey and process.

The changes were remarkable and reinforce my belief in the absolute importance of self care.  In addition to an optimal diet, keeping the bodys flow systems functioning  is the key to reducing inflammation and disease in our bodys ecosystem. If our flow systems are stagnant, we will be holding on to “pond”water – microbial and metabolic waste overgrowth.  Arvigo is a self care technique that will keep our systems flowing like a river so that we can properly absorb, distribute and breakdown all of our bodys chemical reactions whether it be nutrients, hormones, microbes or metabolic wastes (just to name a few).  The terrain of our body requires motion and flow- just like the ecosystem of our earth.  Stagnation equals overgrowth of pond water which equals inflammation which equals the onset of disease.  
Our well being is comprised of our spirit, our belief systems, our energetic systems, our structure and our chemistry.  Thermography is an excellent assesstment tool for early disease detection and directs us on the road to better health.   Arvigo is an excellent self care technique to accomplish these goals.  

-Tammy Kohlschimdt

I am proud to be a Certified Arvigo Practitioner®.  I have seen my own health improve greatly and am a witness to my clients health changing dramactically as well. Clients constantly report “feeling like themselves again”. “ easier menses”, “becoming pregnant”, “ return of their sex drive”, and “ a general happiness and connection to themselves”.  The work is simple but completely profound. Arvigo Self Care is completely empowering and deeply healing.  Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ has become the most sought after and powerful treatment I offer. I am so honored and blessed to be apart of the Arvigo Family and I love all my sisters world wide.