Category Archives: Pelvic Health

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes at 403 49th Street (@ Shafter Ave):

Tai Chi with Ranzhi (Ella) Xue:                                                                                                                                       Saturdays 9:30-11:00 AM | May 27th, June 3rd, 10th and 17th

The Back (and Hip, Pelvis, and SI) Class with Jessica Manley:                                                                Fridays 12:30-1:30 PM | June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Prenatal and Postpartum Class with Iris Warchall:                                                                                        Tuesdays 12:00-1:30 PM | June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Yoga for the Pelvic Floor with Leslie Howard:                                                                                                    Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM | June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Pelvic Floor Pilates Class with Anya Taylor:                                                                                                     Thursdays 9:15-10:15 AM | July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Optimal Form & Fitness Exercise Class with Clarice O’ Reilly-Cummins:                                            Tuesdays 8:45-10:00 AM & 10:15-11:30 AM | Ongoing
Contact: Clarice O’Reilly-Cummins, PT, at

To enroll: Call 415.538.7878 or E-mail

For more information on classes see newsletter:

Maya Abdominal Therapy and Bryn Truett-Chavez

We’re so pleased to announce that Bryn Truett-Chavez is now practicing massage and particularly The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy at Back to Life every other Thursday!10330400_10204143341722738_4597536769502733695_n

Bryn is an amazing massage therapist who has been practicing for almost 40 years using bodywork techniques such as Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage (ATMAT). She teaches ATMAT to massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and physicians through The Arvigo Institute.


Check Bryn out at:

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy are being practiced in the United States due to the work of Rosita Arvigo, a Naprapathic physician who moved from the United States to Central America. She settled in Belize and met one of the most revered of the traditional Mayan healers, Don Elijio Panti.  Dr. Arvigo learned from him much of traditional Mayan medicine including Mayan abdominal massage.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy are a gentle massage technique that focuses on supporting, repositioning and improving the flow around the abdominal organs. This technique has been used by healers for thousands of years but had been all but abandoned by modern medicine.       Dr. Arvigo and those she has trained are bringing this nourishing, traditional healing technique back into common practice and we are lucky to have wonderful practitioners of this ancient healing technique in the Bay Area.

Find out more about Rosita Arvigo, ATMAT, Don Elijio Panti and find practitioners of ATMAT at:

Blog post written by Amy Selinger, PT, DPT, OCS