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Maya Abdominal Massage

What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) or The Arvigo® Therapy are founded on the ancient technique of Maya abdominal massage, which is an external non-invasive massage that repositions internal organs that may have shifted and restricted the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy. As with any other natural healing, The Arvigo® Therapy seek to restore the body to its natural balance.

The Maya abdominal massage addresses 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.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is 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.

This being said, these techniques support and enhance health and wellness and have been found to provide satisfactory results when compared to alternate treatments, and work in conjunction with alternate treatments such as acupuncture and chiropractic.

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History of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

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 Maya abdominal massage 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.

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Most Common Female Symptoms

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® can relieve these common female symptoms:

• Painful periods and ovulation 
• Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
• Fertility issues
• Miscarriages

• Difficult pregnancies 

• Enhances pregnancy, aids in labor and delivery
• Endometriosis
• Bladder or yeast infections 
• Displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
• Peri-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal symptoms 
• PMS/Depression with or before menstruation 
• Ovarian cysts (PCOS)
• Uterine fibroids 
• Abnormal uterine bleeding 
• Postpartum issues 
• And so much more... 

Many of these symptoms are caused by a tipped or tilted uterus.

For more information about your uterus, please click Heal Thy Uterus.

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Most Common Male Symptoms

Most common Male symptoms that can be relieved by The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®:

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

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Most Common Other Symptoms

Most common other symptoms relieved by The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®:

For Anyone:

  • Lower back issues

  • Headaches/migraines 

  • Digestive disorders 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux (GERD) 

  • Crohn's Disease 

  • Chronic constipation 

  • Gastritis

  • Colitis

  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn 
  • Restricted breathing due to tension 

  • Low libido

  • Low energy

  • Frequent urination

  • Symptoms caused by abdominal and/or reproductive area adhesions

  • And so much more... 

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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is a non-invasive, external, massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. Maya abdominal massage improves organ function by releasing physical or emotional congestion from the abdomen. This massage is effective for both men and women.

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What will my first Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® session be like?

Your first session will include the following:

  • Comprehensive review of personal history & current health care needs.

  • Therapeutic Conversation where each client is provided with a safe and confidential space to express themselves, fully.

  • Assessment of internal organ position and any congestion in this area via external palpations.

  • Castor Oil Pack.

  • Comprehensive massage, incorporating the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) focused on aligning pelvic & abdominal organs and increasing flow & energy by loosening any congestion in the abdominal area both anterior and posterior.

  • Consultation focused on lifestyle changes.

  • Additional techniques to complement the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® according to the individual’s needs (i.e.: Reiki, Cranio-Sacral, Reflexology, Breathing and Visualization techniques, etc.).

Please note: Additional herbal remedies and other natural products are available that may enhance the effect of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® treatment and may be indicated based on the lifestyle consultation.

Are there any contra-indications to receiving this maya abdominal massage work?

Yes.  The following are contraindications and cautions to this treatment:

  • During menses

  • Where an IUD is present

  • Immediately after abdominal surgery (may require Doctor's notice to start this work)

  • Or where an active infection or cancer is present in the pelvic region, or the client is undergoing chemotherapy for this condition

  • Within the first 6 weeks following a normal vaginal delivery or the first 3 months after a C-section

  • During the first trimester of pregnancy

  • Hiatal Hernia - gentle touch only

When is the best time to come in for The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?

For women, the best time to come in for The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is after you have completed your menses (spotting is okay) up until 3-5 days before your next menses.

For women trying to conceive please see the Holistic Fertility Treatment page.

For men, any time as long as none of the above mentioned contra-indications are present.

Is there anything else I need to know for my first session?

For your Initial Appointment, please read and complete the following:

  • Complete the intake form prior to our initial meeting and send it back to me or bring it with you.

  • Set aside approximately 2 hours for this first Health History and Current Needs Review & Treatment session.

  • This therapy is not recommended on an overly full stomach. Please eat lightly prior to your appointment.

  • If you have had any recent surgeries or any severe conditions, a doctor’s clearance is required.

  Note:  Clothing may come in contact with massage oil or castor oil.

Please note: Prior to your Initial Appointment an intake form needs to be downloaded and completed to the best of your ability and at your comfort level.  Please bring in your completed intake form to your appointment.

For intake form for Females: Click Here.

For intake form for Males: Click Here.

For intake form for Female Minors: Click Here.

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