Maya Abdominal Therapy

Maya Abdominal Therapy, with its different healing techniques, as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo is the legacy of an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives, healers in Central America. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ is an adaptation of ancient Mayan healing techniques that adds modern knowledge of anatomy, physiology and herbology. Different massage types, herbal modalities such as our famous Female Herbal Steam or additions to treatments like the healing Castor Oil Treatment are all part of the Maya Abdominal Therapy.

Book your first appointment at least 6 weeks after regular vaginal delivery and 3 months after a cesarean delivery. The Detox Massage Treatment is recommended after mother is no longer breastfeeding.

Maya Abdominal Massage

Maya Abdominal Massage is a noninvasive, massage technique that gently manipulates the muscles and connective tissue that hold the organs in place. The intention is to guide organs to their proper position, releasing physical and emotional congestion and blockages.

When organs such as a tilted uterus are in proper position, they are open to receiving all of nutrient rich/oxygen blood available, while increasing detoxifying lymphatic flow, nerve impulses and chi.

Common Symptoms Relieved By This Holistic Treatment:
  • Fertility Challenges
  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri-menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic congestion, painful intercourse
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache (especially during menses)
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension
ATMAT focuses on:
  • Encouraging proper position of internal organs.
  • Releasing physical and emotional congestion and blockages
  • Breaking down harmful adhesions in the abdominal and pelvic region
  • Detoxifying, toning, and improving the function of the internal organs
Benefits for women
  • Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • Nourishes follicles with fresh blood supply and oxygen
  • Helps to break down scar tissue and adhesions
  • Helps cysts to dissolve
  • Helps to resolve blockages in the fallopian tubes
  • Re-aligns uterus, as in the case of a prolapsed or “tilted” uterus
  • Relieves stress and anxiety, releasing emotional blockages
  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle (addresses cramps, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, reduces clotting)
  • Restores healthy menstrual flow in amenorrhea
  • Improves, tones and cleanses the uterine lining
  • Helps to prepare body to carry a healthy pregnancy, a key ingredient in the case of frequent miscarriage
Benefits for men
  • Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • Regulates enlarged prostate
  • Improves sperm (count, motility and morphology)
  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
What to expect in a session

Review of your personal health history

Massage focused on aligning reproductive and abdominal organs.

Holistic treatments may be used, including but not limited to topical treatments, female steam baths, guided meditation, cupping, reflexology, energy balancing.

Instruction in Self Care Home techniques to enhance your professional treatment session


Recommendations that compliment the work will be discussed in detail, and custom to your needs:

  • Herbal remedies
  • Home care treatments
  • Organ support wrap instruction
  • Female Herbal Steam Baths (hydrotherapy)
  • Nutritional and or lifestyle education and suggestions

Maya Massage, Labor Encouragement

Gently encourage labor for an overdue pregnancy using:

  • Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Guided meditation
  • Herbal remedies
  • Aromatherapy


  • Avoid the use of synthetic drugs for inducing labor
  • Physically and emotionally prepares the body for labor
  • Promotes relaxation, decreases anxiety
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Promotes confidence and peace of mind through guided meditation

Maya Postpartum Massage

The post partum period is the most important time to receive a womb massage to prevent sexual dysfunction (painful intercourse do to prolapse), incontinence, diastases recti, and many other uterine issues.

What to expect:

  • Full body massage with an emphasis on lifting and centering the uterus
  • Self-care massage instruction
  • Belly exercise instruction
  • Belly binding recommendations


  • Emotional well being
  • Encourages internal organs to their proper position
  • Lifts and centers the uterus and bladder, which may have prolapsed during labor causing incontinence (involuntary urination) and sexual dysfunction)
  • Cleanses Uterus
  • Decreases swelling
  • Decreases diastasis recti (separation of left and right side of abdominal muscles)
  • Flattens belly
  • Decreases stretch marks

Female Bath Steam

Vaginal steam baths are used to assist in the cleansing of the uterus in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy for the treatment of numerous female symptoms.

The formulation of a vaginal steam bath consists of aromatic, cleansing herbs that will penetrate into the uterine wall. The therapeutic effects of thermotherapy and aromatherapy contribute to the effectiveness of this treatment. Overall the bath aids as a uterine lavage or internal cleanse of the membranes that often accumulate incompletely flushed debris/fluids from cycle to cycle. In addition, the bath introduces healing warmth and softens and nourishes internal membranes.

The baths can safely be combined with either natural cycles or any cycle involving assisted reproductive technology such as IUI or IVF.

Consider adding vaginal steam baths to your self care routine if you experience:

  • Painful periods
  • Dark blood at the beginning or ending of your menstrual cycle
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids
  • Cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse

Castor Oil Treatment