About Lisa

lisa in belizeA little bit about me and how I got here; to South East Asia practicing Mayan Massage techniques.

Twenty years ago, I  worked in a yoga retreat center in Tulum, Mexico. It was there that I first learned about the “Maya work” as it is common practice there among Mayan healers and midwives. I read Sastun; My Apprentice with a Maya Healer by Rosita Arvigo and even traveled to Belize many times. There Rosita gave me herbal formulas to treat painful menstruation, as I suffered terribly from a young age.

Eventually, I moved to Australia to learn acupuncture, with the plan to study and return to Mexico and open a community acupuncture clinic. That never eventuated and I found myself frustrated and unsure what to do next. Then I discovered, like many woman, that I had fibroids.

By chance a friend gave me an article about The Arvigo® Therapy. It was a surprise as I had completely forgotten about this work. That led me do the Self-Care workshop (highly recommend for everyone) and to train and now work with these techniques.

My original plan was to stay in Australia but a trip to Vietnam changed things. Four years ago, I went to An Bang Beach near Hoi An in Central Vietnam and started to teach English. I fell in love with the kids and decided to base myself in South East Asia.  I now spend my time between Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand teaching English and workshops in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. I incorporate elements of my prior training in massage, yoga and acupuncture in my work, but these days I specialize almost exclusively in the “Maya work.” Because I have seen life-changing results both personally and professionally.
For more information or to make an appointment in Singapore, Please call +65 6304 3552 or e-mail Singapore@comoshambhala.com

I love to travel so please contact me directly if you are interested in a treatment or hosting a Self-Care (1 or 2.5 days) workshop in your area/country. To contact me directly, please e-mail info@essentialself-care.com.

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