abdominal massage

what is mayan abdominal therapy?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage – an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby increasing the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

who can it benefit?

Arvigo® Therapy can be beneficial for almost everyone. It aims to treat a wide array of reproductive and gastrointestinal complaints as practitioners focus on the abdomen, lower back, and hips to trigger deep healing for all of the body’s systems. It can alleviate the following and much more:

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Low energy

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Chronic constipation

  • Low Back ache

  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn

  • Gastritis

  • Restricted breathing due to tension

abdominal massage

Maya Massage & Pregnancy

prenatal massage

With pregnant women, practitioners work gently around the woman's growing uterus, hips, and lower back to support the physical changes experienced during pregnancy. This gentle, non-invasive massage helps support mother and baby by balancing and creating space in the womb. It compassionately guides abdominal organs into their proper position to enhance organ function and normalize pelvic alignment, allowing the uterus to guide itself into the optimal position within the pelvis naturally.

The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation-the very throne of creation through which universal creative energy patterns course and flow. This depends on balance within the system.
— Dr Rosita Arvigo, D.N

As the baby and uterus grow, uterine and pelvic ligaments, as well as pelvic floor muscles, experience additional strain. With regular Maya Abdominal Massage, the uterus stays well-positioned and receives optimal blood supply, so both baby and uterus grow strong and resilient. Maya Prenatal Massage on the upper abdomen above the uterine fundus (the top of the uterus) can also bring relief to expectant mothers who suffer from common pregnancy complaints such as heartburn, sluggish bowels, difficulty breathing, etc.

prenatal massage

Many women begin pregnancy with a 'tilted' uterus. This slight imbalance may not have previously caused discomfort but as the uterus and baby grow, it may cause distress such as low back pain, swelling in one or both legs, and more. A growing baby may also be affected by having less space in the womb to move around. As the estimated due date approaches and baby begins to move into the optimal birthing position, baby needs ample space to move his or her head down and backward for the ideal delivery. 

prenatal massage

As the womb grows the organs shift and move against the diaphragm and into to the rib cage which widens to accommodate the increasing size of the womb and pressure against all that surrounds it. Restrictions in the tissue can cause discomfort: skilled massage over these areas help alleviate these common pregnancy stressors, increase absorption of nutrients, improve digestion, and reduce nausea and heartburn.

Maya Abdominal Massage for the lower back and hips during pregnancy not only reduces muscle tension, but it also restores balance to overstretched muscles and ligaments.

To receive optimum benefits from the Maya Prenatal Technique, begin as soon as possible during pregnancy to provide you and your baby with the maximum benefits these sessions offer. Most expectant mothers find six to nine prenatal sessions and a six week postpartum session to be optimal.

To find out more about Arvigo Therapy visit ArvigoTherapy.com

Meet our Arvigo therapist:

greta descisciolo, cmt