| belly + womb |
The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen. They address and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen. This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR AND BALANCE.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a non-invasive external massage modality founded on ancient Maya healing techniques that support reproductive and digestive health in both men and women.
These techniques represent an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generations of midwives, healers, and shamans in the Maya Tradition of Belize.
ATMAT was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on her apprenticeship with the Maya healer Don Elijio Panti and her own education, training, and research as a Naprapathic physician.
What to expect during a session…
The first appointment is 2 hours in duration and includes:
Comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs focusing on reproductive and digestive health
Maya abdominal massage to help improve circulation to an alignment of abdominal and pelvic organs
Pelvic alignment assessment and massage to back, sacrum and hips to further stimulate circulation to the organs of the abdomen
Instruction in self care massage so you can continue at home to enhance your professional session.
Suggestions for complimentary modalities to support your health and wellness that may include:
Faja – a traditional lower abdomen supportive wrap
Bajos – a traditional herbal pelvic steam bath of the Maya
Castor oil packs
Nutritional, herbal and lifestyle education
Typically, 2 or 3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Some conditions will require further attention over a longer period of time. Clients who perform their self care massage on a routine basis report a more rapid improvement in their symptoms.
“The uterus is a woman’s core. If it is out of balance, her whole life is out of balance — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.”
— Don Elijio Panti
Common Ailments ATMAT May Help With:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
Chronic indigestion or heartburn
Lower backaches or pelvic pain
Headaches or migraines
Frequent, difficult, and/or incomplete urination
Early stages of prostate swelling
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction
Prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
Difficult pregnancy and delivery
Painful and/or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
Blood clots during menstruation and excessive bleeding
Dark thick blood at beginning and end of menses
Uterine and/or bladder infections
Uterine fibroids and polyps
Pelvic congestion and pain