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Beth Ann Townsend

Arvigo® Spiritual Healing Practitioner, Certified Arvigo® Practitioner, Arvigo® Advanced Pregnancy Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Former Instructor of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

Beth Ann Townsend has more than 40 years of experience practicing meditation, blending western medicine with herbal and complimentary approaches to wellness, both as her career and in her personal life.


Beth has had the privilege of studying with Rosita Arvigo for several years focusing on Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® & Spiritual Healing. This body of work comes from the lineage of Maya H’men, Don Elijio Panti who lived to the age of 103. This work is also brought from the midwives of Belize, Ms. Hortence Robinson and Ms. Juana Shish.

Beth has been a Practitioner/Educator of Abdominal Therapy for several years. She offers a variety of services rooted in medical manual therapy as well as traditional healing practices. She has provided complimentary therapies for children and adults since 1998 after completing an 18 year career as Chief Tech, Non-Invasive Cardiology Services specializing in Cardiac Ultrasound, both pediatric and adult, and Peripheral Vascular Studies.

She began studying herbal medicine and complimentary therapies in 1973, applying natural healing practices in her home for her family. Her studies have enabled her to meet and apprentice with Elders from Several Traditional Practices.

Beth has experience with curriculum development and instruction for Medical Massage/Manual Therapy, Organic, Whole-Food Nutrition, Herbal Education at a local Massage Therapy School. It was a natural fit for Beth to become an instructor for the Abdominal Therapy Collective.

Outside of her Practice and Teaching Schedule, Beth devotes her time and energy to her family, friends, companion animals, women's studies of all lineages and organic gardening.   


Rosita and Don Elijio

Dr. Rosita Arvigo and her mentor Don Elijio

Healers and Rosita

Dr. Rosita Arvigo and healers

Beth Ann teaching women's pelvic awareness

Beth Ann teaching about women's pelvic floor

Beth Working on Child

Beth's experience includes working on newborns as well as children of all ages.

Beth Ann teaching women's wellness

Beth Ann teaching about women's bodies.

Beth & Bob Townsend with Dr. Rosita Arvigo

Beth Ann & Bob Townsend with Dr. Rosita Arvigo in their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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