I'm so very excited to announce that I will be offering Mayan Abdominal Massage in Montreal starting in April.

Currently there are no other practitioners offering this amazing therapy in all of Quebec! Some practitioners are reporting up to an 80% success rate in working with fertility and Mayan Abdominal massage. It was also featured on Oprah, you can read more about it here.

I will be using a unique approach to holistic fertility treatment in Montreal: Mayan Abdominal massage paired with constitutional homeopathy and holistic counseling (mind-body medicine).

Stay tuned for more information!

Also, you can see my Montreal Natural Fertility website here.
You can read more about the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and book an appointment through my contact form.

That sounds strange, right?

I'm a Naturopath and I don't make new year resolutions?

I have found over the years (from my own personal experience and that of my clients) that it is very difficult to keep a resolution. Common resolutions include fad-diets and exercise regimens. But many people have forgotten about their resolutions by the time February rolls around.

So why do we fall off the bandwagon so easily?

I have found from my own personal experience that our mental/emotional state affects how we take care of ourselves. I challenge each of you to really look at how your mental/emotional state affects the resolutions that you made this year, and your ability to keep them.

Are you on a fad-diet for weight loss? Did you know that most of our overeating habits stem from stress or emotional factors?

Are you forcing yourself to keep an exercise regimen that is difficult for you? Did you know that if you don't love and accept your body, then it is more difficult for you to really take care of yourself?

The ideal New Year resolutions would be intentions to love yourself more, to accept yourself more and to lower your stress levels. Be with nature more. Actually enjoy the healthy food you eat and the exercise that you do... because you feel good.

It sounds counter intuitive, but most of our resolutions stem from our lack of love for ourselves (I just need to lose 20 pounds and then I'll feel better about myself, right?).

I'm proposing alternative New Year resolutions:

-Work on loving yourself. If you still feel self-disgust or similar blocks, then look at the reasons why you feel this way. An example that I have encountered in practice: I don't feel good about myself because my mother always told me that I needed to be skinnier. I started to believe her and now I can't love myself unless I'm 100 pounds. This is an error in innocence - a belief that we picked up because we didn't know any better at the time. Forgive yourself and release the belief systems that are no longer serving you.

-Be in nature more. Research actually shows that people who are in nature more are generally happier and healthier. 

-Less technology - step away from the computer... If you're unsure, just try it for a couple of weeks. You'll find that you have way more in-person interaction and were just distracting yourself from real life with technology. 
Once you have accomplished the above tasks, you will feel much better about yourself. 

And guess what? 

Once you love and accept yourself, the other things come naturally. You'll eat better because you actually want to take care of yourself. You'll exercise because you have the energy to do so. And these things won't be forgotten a month later, they'll become lifestyle changes that will last a whole lot longer than just a simple and forced new year resolution.

For a couple of years I've worked in the birth realm as a doula and naturopath. I'm really excited to announce that I've recently extended my services to working with couples who are having fertility struggles.

Fertility struggles can be so frustrating and disempowering. But, finding a natural cure for "infertility" is possible. Through mind-body medicine, naturopathy & homeopathy, your body shifts back into balance to boost your fertility naturally. It is possible to restore fertility by healing body, mind & spirit. Additionally, people who use homeopathy & naturopathy report to feel more at ease, have more energy, and are generally healthier. If you are already going through IVF (or other treatment), natural health can aid in the process. There are many success stories of women who had gone through multiple IVF cycles, and were able to conceive when working with natural healing modalities.

I encourage you to seek alternative therapies and opinions if you are having fertility challenges. It can only aid in your path to better health and reestablished fertility, naturally.

One traditional Mayan healer said the following:

“The uterus is the women’s center. If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be right. She will be as out of balance as her uterus.”-Don Elijio Panti
Through my own healing journey I have discovered this to be so true. With natural therapies and remedies, you can balance and harmonize your uterus. I will write more in the future on how our emotions and belief systems can impact the health of our reproductive system, and what we can do to remedy it.

*Svea is registered with the Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Qu├ębec (ANPQ) and can provide insurance receipts upon request* 
Hello & Welcome to my new Montreal health blog!

For years I have had a very visible health blog all over the world, but now I'd like to focus my efforts more locally.

This will be home to many articles on health and natural healing, including what I'm studying and going through on my own healing journey.

Please feel free to leave comments, or contact me for an appointment in Montreal.

Blessings & Health,


*Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and therefore do not offer medical advice, prescribe or diagnose. This blog is meant to empower you to take your health into your own hands with home remedies and simple lifestyle changes for better health.*
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