Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac Reg. Acupuncturist & Arvigo Therapy® Practitioner
How does Arvigo Therapy® help me prepare for IUI or IVF?
When should I have Arvigo Therapy® treatments?
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. 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.
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).
Abdominal massage (including self care massage) should not be done after the transfer (or IUI insemination) and until week 20 of pregnancy. Other supportive therapies such as Acupuncture are safe to use during this period.
Questions about Arvigo Therapy and how it can help you? Please contact me and I'll be happy to chat.