Mayan Abdominal Therapy

We are Now Offering Mayan Abdominal Therapy!

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy is a non-invasive external massage technique to the abdomen and pelvis that helps to guide the internal reproductive organs into their proper position, and relieve tension in the diaphragm.  The therapy improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion, thereby helping to re-establish health in the pelvic region.

Maya abdominal therapy has been known and practiced for thousands of years by midwives, healers, and shamans throughout Central America, Africa, and China.  The technique, as practiced today, was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo.  Rosita has lived in Belize for the past 30 years and spent 10 years learning the art of healing through plants of the rainforest, traditional massage, and spiritual healing from a traditional Maya shaman, Don Elijio Panti, until his death in 1996.  This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. 


What are the Benefits of Mayan Abdominal Therapy?

The technique is performed on the abdomen and pelvis to help bring the uterus into its proper position, soften musculature, release tension in the diaphragm, align the pelvis and release muscular armouring in the trunk.  This has the effect of enhancing the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids, and the elimination and secretion of hormones, thereby re-establishing homeostasis in the pelvic area and surround organs.  All of these are essential for general pelvic health as well as healthy conception, pregnancy, and delivery.  When the diaphragm is tight it can constrict blood flow to the lower half of the body by as much as 40% which is a factor in varicose veins, aching, tingling legs, and sore feet and heels.  As the esophagus passes through the diaphragm, constriction will also lead to digestive problems including chronic indigestion and heartburn.  If the pelvis is misaligned it will be hampering the flow of nerve impulse to the lower abdominal area as the main nerves, which enervate the pelvic area, pass through the sacral foramen. 

The therapy is very comprehensive and works on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level helping bring the body back into balance and harmony.  Practitioners have reported as much as 50% success rate for natural conception when working with couples experiencing fertility problems and many a woman has managed to save her uterus from hysterectomy through rigorous self-care and professional treatment.  There is a big emphasis on clients doing self-care, massaging their own belly on a daily basis to aid healing with support from professional instruction.  This enables women to empower themselves around their health and not just pass it over to others.  The abdomen has been ignored for too long and it is time that we start to recognize the importance of health within this area.  The technique is also useful for men as it helps to guard against prostate cancer and protects their pelvic and sexual health. 


Menstrual/fertility health – relief of PMS symptoms, painful periods, infertility, irregular ovulation, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and displaced or prolapsed uterus


Relieves symptoms of enlarge/swollen prostate, frequent urination, and impotency problems


Digestive health – IBS, indigestion, constipation, acid reflux, and heartburn

Restricted breathing due to tension in the diaphragm


Comprehensive review of your personal health history and current health care needs

Abdominal massage focused on aligning reproductive and abdominal organs

Evaluation and application of structural alignment of spine with attention to the sacrum, tailbone, and mid and low back

Instruction in Self Care techniques, so you can continue the healing process at home