Maria Rafferty BSc(Hons), Lic.Ac. CertATMAT
A dedicated holistic therapist offering an unique approach to women’s health. Maria is a specialist in combining Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ & Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with a client-centred philosophy, who can help with a range of conditions. Very often, our modern lifestyles generate high levels of emotional stress, depression, frustration, and poor nutrition which can lead to exhaustion, energetic congestion and ultimately ill-health.
Maria’s integrated approach focuses on the individual, taking into account their lifestyle and range of symptoms, to create a personalised treatment plan for the whole person. By addressing the root causes of dis-ease (rather than simply treating the symptoms), Maria helps her clients to take control of their own well-being and go on to achieve the best possible levels of health and vitality.
Clients are given the support and the tools they need to gently cleanse and heal in body, mind and spirit.
The practice of self care nurtures and nourishes the organs and in turn nourishes our soul
Maria’s unique approach to women’s health care has proved successful in treating a variety of conditions including:
• painful, delayed or absent periods
• PCOS and endometriosis
• conception problems
• problems related to pregnancy itself
• anxiety about labour & childbirth
• symptoms related to the menopause
• depression or anxiety
Maria is deeply passionate about the treatment of fertility problems. Her integrated, holistic approach helps to ensure that both parents are healthy before they conceive, and this enables their baby to get the best possible start in life. Her whole philosophy is based around the idea that fertility as the function of a healthy mind and body, and Maria firmly believes in supporting her clients to take control of their own well-being through the practice of ‘self-care’.
Using a unique combination of Arvigo Maya massage and acupuncture, Maria has successfully treated clients suffering from a vast array of fertility problems. Whilst many of her clients go on to conceive naturally, Maria has also had success supporting couples through NAPRO and IVF. Clients have also stated that Arvigo Maya massage has been helpful to them in treating a wider range of gynaecological and digestive problems.
Maria is incredibly passionate about her work of helping women to improve their physical and emotional health. Her methods entirely complement conventional medicine and will in no way interfere with medical treatment. All her treatment programmes involve an in-depth case history, on-going two-way communication and a significant commitment from the client to take an active role in improving their health and well-being. Central to her role as therapist is Maria’s goal of empowering her clients by giving them the tools they need to support & heal themselves.
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After my first treatment I continued with the self care she had taught me at least 4-5 times a week. I felt it was as important that I took as much control and responsibility in the process as possible if I was going to make things happen! …
After a number of failed IVF cycles, I decided to try Maya massage with Maria before one last IVF attempt. I am delighted to say it was a success and I now have a beautiful and healthy baby boy.
I would without a shadow of a doubt recommend Maria to anyone who wants a healthy conception and pregnancy. I’ve no doubt that we wouldn’t be in this lucky position of it weren’t for her.
I couldn’t recommend this therapy enough, and Maria’s skills. The most worthwhile therapy I have ever done in my life.
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy / Maya Abdominal Massage focuses on the importance of the position of reproductive and digestive organs in the body.
With the goal of bringing optimum pelvic and abdominal health for women and men; This non invasive massage is designed to correct shifted organs and restore the ideal flow of blood, lymph and nerve connections throughout the body’s systems to bring your body to a natural balance.
Developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician, through her apprenticeship with Maya healer Don Elijio Panti, Maya Massage is helpful for a range of abdominal conditions, not least reproductive problems which can often seem hopeless.
Maria uses Arvigo Maya massage wth clients that have: painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, or are trying to conceive either naturally or with assistance.
I want to help with your fertility journey, to safeguard you from disappointment and help you take a positive first step toward your goal of a painless period, a conscious conception or a contented pregnancy.