The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™

What is Maya Abdominal Massage? 

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy are a non-invasive form of healing for the digestive and reproductive organs. The Arvigo massage techniques reposition internal organs that have shifted, allowing the body to restore balance in the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. These techniques were handed down from Don Elijio Panti, a maya shaman from Belize, directly to my teacher Rosita Arvigo, ND. 

Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America, with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman’s center is her uterus. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a traditional midwife and herbalist of Belize who began delivering babies when she was only 13.

Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.

A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, “your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don’t worry about it.” Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. 

What to expect during a session

The initial session is approximately 2 hours and includes in depth consultation, treatment and thorough self-care instructions. Your session may include home instructions for use of faja (a traditional Central American wrap), castor oil packs, maya bajos (bath), or other remedies depending on your unique situation. Please bring the charting of your cycle with you when working with fertility challenges. VERY IMPORTANT~ Please complete the Maya Abdominal Massage Client Intake Form prior to session and bring to your initial session.


For Women:

  • May correct displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
  • Reduce painful menstruation or ovulation
  • Helps regulate menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • May reduce miscarriages and/or difficult pregnancies
  • Relieve and correct symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, fibroids, cysts, pelvic congestion and pain
  • Enhances pregnancy – aids in labor and birthing
  • Increase fertility

For Men:

  • Relief from early stages of prostrate swelling
  • Relieve benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Relief from prostatitis (in mild cases)
  • Reduce impotence, erectile dysfunction (depending on case)

For Everyone:

  • Relief from digestive disorders such as:
    • Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Chronic constipation
    • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
    • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension
  • Connection of mind, body and emotional awareness

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor. I do not diagnosis nor prescribe. My services do not take the place of a physician. I do not use any surgical or invasive technique. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a licensed physician. When you are receiving the treatment you are agreeing to be fully responsible for your own health, and hold provider free of any liability. The provider assumes no responsibility for any adverse reactions from the usage of these products or services.