The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® offer a powerful approach to healing that can help transform your health for the long term. Maya Abdominal Therapy can benefit both men and women as they seek to relieve pain and dysfunction. It is best known for its capacity to relieve digestive and reproductive concerns, as well as to support emotional healing after trauma, stress, or abuse.
Maya Abdominal Therapy is a non-invasive massage technique designed to release restrictions in the abdomen and hips. It’s most commonly used to help:
Maya Abdominal Therapy improves the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses, and chi throughout the vital structures and muscles of the abdomen. By treating the soft tissues with therapeutic massage, a variety of symptoms throughout the body can be relieved.
Dr. Rosita Arvigo has over thirty years of training in massage, spiritual healing, herbology, and naprapathy (a system of care that uses the manipulation of soft tissues and joints to promote healing).
Her training includes apprenticeships in Belize with Don Elijio Panti, a renowned Mayan healer; and Hortence Robinson, a traditional midwife and herbalist. Today, The Arvigo Institute teaches a variety of courses to practitioners the world over, ensuring that the knowledge and wisdom of her Mayan mentors will continue to touch lives for generations to come.
Don Elijio Panti believed that a woman’s uterus is her center: if her uterus is out of balance, so is she. For this reason, the Arvigo ® work is well-known for relieving issues related to fertility, menopause, pelvic pain, uterine prolapse, and dysfunctional cycles.
However, the receiver need not have a uterus to benefit from this approach to abdominal and whole-body health. It is especially beneficial for women after a hysterectomy, as well as for men experiencing digestive or reproductive concerns.
Maya Abdominal Therapy addresses physical, emotional, and lifestyle concerns as part of your integrated treatment. Clients who continue the self-massage protocol, along with recommended complementary care, enjoy the greatest improvements in their overall health.
When you schedule your initial session, you’ll receive a detailed intake form via email. This needs to be completed prior to arriving for your first visit.
Your initial session includes:
If you experience any physical or emotional discomfort during your treatment, please do not hesitate to communicate this with your practitioner! We want to understand your needs so we can provide a session that best supports your comfort and health.
Maya Abdominal Therapy is an external therapeutic technique, and you will remain appropriately draped at all times.
Maya Abdominal Therapy is a supportive treatment for a variety of reproductive and digestive concerns, as well as for concerns about pelvic or spinal alignment. Massage therapy promotes alignment through soft tissue treatment techniques, a different approach than that of a chiropractic treatment.
Please remember that massage therapy is not a replacement for medical care. Massage therapists do not diagnose disease, provide primary care, perform spinal adjustments, or offer medical advice. It is your responsibility to seek or continue medical treatment for any conditions which concern you.
Below are some examples of symptoms and conditions that may be improved through the Arvigo ® techniques.
Maya Abdominal Therapy may need to be modified under certain circumstances, including but not limited to:
To ensure your safety, your session includes a comprehensive discussion of your health history and goals. Your treatment will always be adjusted for your health needs; however, if you have any concerns, please consult with your healthcare provider prior to your visit.
if you have any questions about whether Maya Abdominal Therapy is a good choice for you.
Lifelong Bodywork offers the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® in Lakewood, OH. Grounded in Dr. Arvigo’s direct experience with traditional Mayan healers, this treatment blends ancient Mayan wisdom with Western anatomical principles for a deeply effective and healing experience.