Can I receive massage anytime during my pregnancy?
Unless you have a medical complication, you can receive massage as early in your first trimester as you like and all the way until baby arrives (even if you’re past your due date).
Can you induce labor with massage?
I can use acupressure points to encourage labor. I don't do this before 40 weeks unless you are trying to avoid an induction or other intervention.
Can I bring my young baby with me to my massage?
Yes! If you’re not ready to leave baby or caring for them is an obstacle to receiving bodywork, bring them along. They can even be on the table with you to nurse or snuggle while I work.
Abdominal massage sounds painful. Does it hurt?
The abdominal massage is gentle and I always work with a pressure that’s comfortable for the client.
Most of your services are for women. Do you see male clients?
Is Arvigo® Therapy appropriate for men?
Yes! It helps with many issues, including ED, BPH, male fertility challenges, and more. It also is indicated for digestive issues.
I am currently preparing for IVF. Will your treatments help me?
Yes! I am very familiar with ART. I work with clients trying to conceive naturally as well as any level of ART. Arvigo® Therapy can greatly improve the outcome.
What kind of belly binding do you offer?
I use elastic bandages that are reusable and then disposable. I provide you with the supplies so that you can continue the binding with the help of another adult to maximize the benefits.
I had a cesarean delivery. Are your postpartum services appropriate for me?
Yes! Binding is very important after cesarean. Bone closing is also important because the pelvis often still opens. Steaming and moxabustion are simply postponed until the incision site is healed.
When should I take your postpartum class?
This class is designed to be taken between 20 and 30 weeks gestation. Ideally, your partner takes the class with you. There are 4 classes prenatally and one scheduled when all are at least 6 weeks postpartum. This is when we come back together in community to celebrate and witness the birth of baby, mother, and a new family.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I do! Same day cancellations result in a 50% charge.
What they're Saying
I received regular massage therapy and cranial sacral work from Megan Doyle for nearly 2 years until she moved from San Diego. Megan is a gift to mothers (mothers-to-be and mothers-in-being) and was an instrumental part in my postpartum healing and support system. Her work is deeply intuitive, and during each session I felt she customized her therapy exactly to the needs of my body and nervous system, using a gentle and subtle approach to make changes in my body that resonated for days afterward. She is sorely missed here in San Diego, and I strongly recommend her services.
I saw Megan during my IVF treatments for massages. She was extremely knowledgeable about the IVF process and knew what areas to work on to help my body during this time. Feeling stressed and anxious comes with the territory going through IVF but Megan’s massages allowed me to unwind entirely while she worked. In addition, she continued to check in and offer support along my entire journey during pregnancy and postpartum! Thank you, Megan!
I saw Megan for Arvigo® Maya Abdominal Massage and yoni steams regularly for about a year before she left San Diego. Her initial intake was thorough, and the sessions always nourished my body, mind, and soul. She also sent me home with self-care recommendations and checked in periodically to see how I was responding to care. I am now 13 weeks pregnant and can’t thank her enough for helping me process the tension and fear I had been holding in my womb space before starting on my motherhood journey.
Megan is amazing! Every appointment she would check in to see how my body was doing...taking notes and keeping in mind any issues that I’ve been having. During my session she would always address where those areas were. I loved her for my prenatal massages and I continued to see her postnatally. She even came to my home to do a massage and steaming right after I had my daughter! My body and mind was in need of it! Thank you Megan! So sad that you moved! Megan will not disappoint! Your body will thank you!
Megan is a practitioner with many gifts. She encompasses more than massage, as she has trained extensively in other supportive areas. Her knowledge with herbs adds a deeper layer of healing to her treatment plans. Having received both massage and herbal consultation for yoni steam, I personally benefited greatly. My cycles became less painful and more regular as well as the back pain related to tight hips also improved. Between her Arvigo® training and her years of massage experience, you will be cared for and supported on all levels.