Growing up in a small town in Brazil, surrounded by traditional medicine such as healing touch, herbs, and prayer, was very special for Simone. The experiences laid the foundation for her current practice as a body worker and holistic therapist.
Simone stands in the direct lineage of the therapy’s originator, the Maya Shaman Don Elijio Panti of Belize, Central America. Dr. Arvigo was Panti’s student, and has brought it to the world and developed a recognized school and certification.
Simone began her work as a healer in her native Brazil. Her experiences with local ‘sages of the healing arts’ gave her an intrinsic knowledge of the connection of all things. The frequent use of plants and herbs, praying and touch, awoke in her the desire to be of help to others and assist with the reawakening of our connection with all life. Later, a degree in occupational studies from the Swedish Institute of New York City has made it official.
Simone is certified in the Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Reflexology, Reiki, as well as a Certified Doula and Holistic Health Counselor. Her specialty is Women’s Health and Reproductive Care – including fertility, prenatal and postpartum massage, Breast Health Therapy, Maya Abdominal Massage, and Maya Spiritual Healing.
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