Through the offerings of Body & Mind Therapy Studio, since 1991, the community of Bozeman has enjoyed the benefits of a range of healing areas:

"As a practitioner and instructor, my work is helping others find personal integration of mind/body balance using self-care, relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques."

Meet Heidi


Heidi A. Soper
Arvigo Techniques for
Maya Abdominal Therapy Practitioner, ATMAT
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, CHT
Massage Therapist, NCMT, LMT
Certified HypnoBirthing® Educator

Over the past twenty years my training has evolved from a more technical approach of the physical body to working with the body as a collective whole. Over time, I have witnessed how the body can and does heal itself when the mind and body work together. When the mind is relaxed the body relaxes stimulating the Central Nervous System, releasing the endorphins and hormones that heal your body.

The innate wisdom of the body knows how to heal itself. I teach relaxation skills using a collective combination of modalities ranging from relaxation/restorative massage to Deep Tissue, NeuroMuscular Therapy. Also, integrating Ortho-bionomy®, Quantum Touch® and the Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy technique. Utilizing my skills as a Transpersonal (trans:change personal:you) Hypnotherapist assisting in the TRANSformation of the body and mind working together. All hypnosis is self hypnosis or self relaxation... Combining the techniques of mindfulness and bodywork, I feel that we can adapt to anything and everything.

"As a practitioner and instructor, my work is helping others find personal integration of mind/body balance using self-care, relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques."
Services Defined


Over 20 years my training has evolved from more technical aspects of massage into a collective combination of client care. I offer Lomi Lomi / Swedish relaxation massage, to NeuroMuscular (NMT)/Deep Tissue massage; personalizing the many modalities to the individual needs.

HypnoBirthing® The Mongon Method & Transpersonal Hypnotherapy

HypnoBirthing® The Mongon Method & Trans = Change, Personal = You ~ to help assist in the TRANSformation of the Mind and Body. When your mind is relaxed your body is relaxed. Combining Transpersonal Hypnotherapy (THT) study and application into my practice has been a natural progression into integrating guided imagery into massage. THT effectively supports the body's ability to naturally come into balance using breath, imagery and relaxation techniques.(Download Brochure)

Arvigo Techniques for Maya Abdominal Therapy

Mindfulness with health and well-being brought me into exploring The Arvigo Techniques for Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT). This modality I find to be a very accessible way to create one's own health protocol. The importance of sharing concepts of self-care has been my way, in part, to knowing myself. Helping others to find a way to breath, relax, and define their own path of healing is my goal.

More About Arvigo Techniques

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and Spiritual Healing are inspired by traditional Maya healing techniques. The techniques were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on her apprenticeship with the Maya healer Don Elijio Panti and her own education, training, and research as a naprapathic physician. The techniques work to restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve & chi energy.

Definition and History

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who has been delivering babies since she was 13.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.

Displacement Symptoms

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness, and are not meant as an entire approach to health care. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your health care provider first.

Practitioners of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ report that many common health care symptoms are alleviated by these techniques. Organ functions are supported and enhanced.

This list contains the most common symptoms that are improved by incorporating this holistic modality into ones health care.

For Women

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
  • Pelvic congestion, pain

For Men

  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

For Everyone

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension