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Professional Care Training vs. Practitioner Training
What's the Difference?

What is Professional Care Training? 


Professional Care Training (abbreviated to PCT and also known as Level 2) has traditionally been the pathway to becoming an Arvigo® Therapist.  Prerequisites for attendance include attending Self Care Training (abbreviated to SCT and also known as Level 1) in person or online and being a licensed provider of touch based care.  


PCT is a five and a half day bodywork training that prepares participants to offer a complete Arvigo® therapy treatment encompassing anterior and posterior applications.  CE hours are almost always available (contingent on teacher) and therefore some of the practices rooted in indigenous healing traditions (herbalism, chu’lel based bodywork, spiritual baths in a clinical setting) cannot be covered in depth. 

What is Practitioner Training? 


Practitioner Training is a seven day combination of SCT and PCT that doesn’t require participants to be licensed in order to attend and as such has no prerequisites.  An online Anatomy and Physiology module is provided upon registration and required to be completed prior to attendance. 


This course has been designed with international and particularly indigenous communities in mind and teaches from a chu’lel based, ceremonial and plant-informed perspective.  Due to this, CE hours are not currently available.   At the end of the training, just as with PCT, the participant will be able to provide a complete anterior and posterior Arvigo® therapy session to clients.  


What about Self Care Training? 


Self Care is a two and a half day training, available either in person or online.  CEs may be provided based on the teacher.  This training covers the applications of anterior bodywork for the self, as well as several other self-care modalities including steams, castor oil therapy, herbal support, faja wearing etc.   Self Care is a prerequisites for both PCT and Belly Care Provider Training (BCPT).


What about Belly Care Provider Training? 


Belly Care Provider training is a two and a half day online offering that supports licensed and unlicensed providers to offer the anterior treatment to their communities.  An Anatomy and Physiology module is provided upon registration and required to be completed prior to attendance.  Self Care (online or in person) is a prerequisite.  CE hours are not currently available, but that may change in the future. 


What are the pros and cons of attending PCT vs. Practitioner and vice versa? 


Professional Care Training (Level 2) Pros 

  • CE hours are almost always available 

  • Focus is extensively on bodywork

  • Shorter Attendance Time (Self Care can be completed online) 


Professional Care Training (Level 2) Cons 

  • Some aspects cannot be covered in depth (herbalism, chu’lel based energy work, spiritual healing on the table) 

  • Must be licensed to attend 


Practitioner Care Training Pros 

  • Licensure not required 

  • Focus on bodywork infused with ceremonial and energetic healing 

  • All in one training included Self Care 

  • Additional Hours of A & P required to be completed online (which allows ongoing referral and stackable learning)


Practitioner Training Cons

  • CE Hours are not available 

  • Additional hours of A & P required to be completed online (which involves extra time) 


PCT will be offered extensively through the United States and Canada in 2023.  Practitioner Training will be offered in New Zealand and Ireland in 2023.

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