MAR 2019

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44 @dayspamagazine • March 2019 outcomes. "Clients tend to experience a positive shift after one treatment," she reports. IMPLEMENTING ARVIGO To administer Arvigo massage techniques, licensed massage therapists or other licensed healthcare professionals must, at a minimum, undergo a 2.5-day Self-Care course, then a 5.5-day Professional Care Training course with the Arvigo Institute. These classes not only teach bodywork techniques but discuss providing herbal, nutritional, emotional and spiritual support. The offi cial Arvigo Institute website ( offers a listing of all courses and registered practitioners around the world. Spa owners and managers interested in adding this service should be prepared to educate potential clientele. In addition, Lopez points out that spa owners should do their research about different cultural views of reproductive and abdominal healing, and examine their motivations for adding the treatment to their service menu. "I encourage owners to be sensitive and honor the culture from which the modalities come," she says. "It shouldn't be seen merely as a service to increase revenue—the treatments won't be as effective in that case. It's important to look at this work as a change from our commercial perspective of healing." u © GETTY IMAGES Visit us at the IECSC NY March 1-12 Booth 300 ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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