| 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.

“Audrey’s care and skill combine to bring balance and bliss to the body. She heals from the core of her being.”
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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

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Common Ailments ATMAT May Help With:

For everyone:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Chronic Constipation

  • Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)

  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn

  • Gastritis

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Lower backaches or pelvic pain

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Frequent, difficult, and/or incomplete urination

For men:

  • Early stages of prostate swelling

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

  • Prostatitis (mild)

  • Painful ejaculation

  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

For women:

  • Tilted/misaligned uterus

  • Prolapsed uterus and/or bladder

  • Fertility challenges

  • Difficult pregnancy and delivery

  • Chronic miscarriages

  • Painful and/or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation

  • Blood clots during menstruation and excessive bleeding

  • Dark thick blood at beginning and end of menses

  • PMS/Depression

  • Uterine and/or bladder infections

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Uterine fibroids and polyps

  • Painful intercourse

  • Difficult menopause

  • Pelvic congestion and pain