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Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (ATMAT) is an external massage technique that guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position (with a focus on aligning the uterus) for optimum health and well-being. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. This improves the flow of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent symptoms that can lead to chronic disease. Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed this technique combining her background as a Naprapathic physician with her extensive studies with her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, a Maya Shaman from Belize and Hortence Robinson, a Belizian midwife. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
ATMAT involves the entire abdomen and pelvis to help improve:
- Urinary leakage (incontinence), frequent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency and frequency
- Bony pelvic and hip pain including postpartum, post cesarean and post gynecological surgery
- Lower back pain
- Fertility challenges
- Constipation, sluggish digestion, bloating
- Pelvic heaviness/fullness, cystocele, rectocele, pelvic organ prolapse
- Endometriosis, heavy periods
- Painful menstrual periods, PMS
What can I expect in an ATMAT session?
Your session will begin with a detailed intake including history and goals for treatment. I will briefly introduce/review pelvic and abdominal anatomy and then you will receive abdominal, hip and back massage focused on aligning pelvic and abdominal organs. Instruction in Self Care techniques follows the massage session. Additionally, herbal remedies and other supportive treatments may be recommended to enhance the effect of the Arvigo therapy.
What effects will I notice following an ATMAT session?
Many women report immediate relief from symptoms following a session. For others, it may take a longer time for their bodies to integrate the changes. I will work with you to devise a personal plan of care that will support your body’s journey to wellness and help achieve long-lasting effects.
How can ATMAT help with Fertility?
ATMAT for fertility is not just a belly rub- it is an entire program individualized for you which may include abdominal massage, diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal tonics, faja (support belt), vaginal herbal steams and relaxation techniques including meditation. Abdominal Massage helps to free & diminish old adhesions from invasive treatments or traumas to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cesarean delivery, abdominal surgery, infection or trauma. It corrects uterine malposition and promotes ligament healing, improves the blood flow to the pelvic organs and can improve the uterine lining. The ancient therapy of Maya Abdominal therapy focuses on root causes, both emotional & physical to allow the body to heal itself and optimize fertility.
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I’ve had a hysterectomy – how does ATMAT help?
Women who have had hysterectomies also benefit greatly from ATMAT. The techniques improve circulation in and around scars and assists proper flow of lymph, which often becomes blocked after surgery and results in swelling, burning, and deep aching pain in the pelvis. By utilizing uterine massage techniques on a regular basis, scar tissue can be prevented from forming in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs also benefit from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.
I’m pregnant – can I receive ATMAT?
Abdominal Therapy can be received throughout your entire pregnancy – as your uterus grows, the techniques change to align your uterus within your pelvic bowl to alleviate common discomforts of pregnancy and decrease pregnancy complications. For further information, see For Pregnancy.
Who should not receive ATMAT?
Maya Abdominal Massage is not recommended:
- If an IUD is present
- Within 6 weeks after abdominal surgery
- If an active infection or cancer is present in the abdominal or pelvic region
Link to Arvigo website: here
Read an article about ATMAT: here