What is the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?

 The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a gentle yet profound healing modality to address many common digestive and reproductive health complaints. ATMAT was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on ancient Maya healing practices of abdominal massage. The Arvigo Techniques® utilizes  a combination of gentle massage, stretches, and structural corrections to the spine and pelvis.

 Benefits of Abdominal Massage for Women’s Health

 Do you have painful, heavy, or irregular periods? Are planning a pregnancy? Abdominal massage optimizes the position and function of the pelvic organs by improving circulation and lymphatic flow. Stimulating blood and lymph flow to the abdomen and pelvis helps to flush toxins from the area and improves transport of nutrients to the tissues. ATMAT also works to break up scar tissue and adhesions that may be present in the abdomen or pelvis.

 Abdominal massage can help treat many women’s health concerns:

  Painful, heavy, or irregular periods

    Fertility challenges

    C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery (starting at least 6 weeks post-op)


    Ovarian Cysts

    Uterine Fibroids

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Chronic bladder or vaginal infections

    Pelvic organ prolapse

 Benefits of Abdominal Massage for Digestive Health

 ATMAT addresses digestive health concerns by improving blood and lymph flow and nerve conduction in the abdomen. When the digestive system is out of balance, it can negatively impact many other areas of our health. Our digestive organs are an important part of our immune system and are also part of our nervous system (the enteric nervous system is sometimes referred to as our “second brain“). The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® can help release emotional and energetic tension held in the abdomen, a common place to hold stress.

 Digestive issues that may benefit from ATMAT:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Hiatal Hernia

    Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (i.e. Heartburn or Acid Reflux)

    Crohn’s Disease

    Ulcerative Colitis

    Chronic Constipation

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)