Maya Abdominal Therapy

Maya Abdominal Massage

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® originate in ancient Maya practices of abdominal massage. Gentle external massage helps guide organs back into proper position and enhances the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and chi in the abdomen. Increased flow restores balance and allows the body to heal.

We also address tension and restriction of low back and sacrum. Releasing these areas further removes congestion in the belly and the pelvic bowl.

We teach and encourage a daily routine of abdominal self-massage to enhance the results of professional sessions.

This combination of self-massage and professional guidance will bring you back into right relationship with your belly. No matter what the trouble or condition, self-acceptance is essential to healing and positive change. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong or how it seems your body has betrayed you, you can learn to listen and appreciate… to come in to conversation and lovingly encourage healing.

What's Maya Abdominal Therapy Good For?

Regular treatments can help relieve

  • Menstrual pain and endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts and PCOS
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic yeast, BV and bladder infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Digestive disorders of all kinds
  • Scar tissue and surgical recovery
  • Prostate problems, Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence

In the Childbearing Year, Arvigo® Therapy Supports

  • Optimal fertility for both partners
  • Ease and comfort in pregnancy
  • Smooth Delivery
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Healing from cesarean birth and preparation for VBAC

What to Expect

Maya Abdominal Therapy

Initial visits are two hours long. They include a comprehensive intake, physical assessment,  treatment and education for self-care between sessions.

During a Session: You will be unclothed and draped as you would for a regular massage.

The uterus sits just above the pubic bone,  so I will be working quite low to begin with.

The massage eventually covers the entire abdomen, stimulating circulation of blood, lymph and nerve impulses to all organs.

Sessions always include massage to your back, hips and sacrum. This improves nerve flow to abdominal and pelvic organs, supporting proper uterine placement, and aligns your pelvis for your comfort and freedom of movement.

Self-massage: I will teach you the routine developed by Dr. Arvigo and send you home with written instructions.

We recommend that you do this 10-minute massage every day between professional sessions. Daily massage improves and accelerates results. 

Supportive Modalities: I may suggest castor oil packs, herbal formulas, yoni steams and variations on the traditional belly-wrap called a faja. I will instruct you specifically on any we decide to use.

Follow-up appointments are scheduled every 2-4 weeks. Plan on at least three of these 60-minute sessions for best results.

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Maya Abdominal Therapy Fertility and Pregnancy Packages


Patiently Preparing for Pregnancy

Are you hoping to be pregnant within the next 6-12 months? Are you interested in achieving maximum health of your reproductive system before inviting a new life?

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Pregnant Now! Program

If you are already trying to conceive, and will continue making the love to bring the baby while we are working together, we have to adjust somewhat. In this case.

Complete Care Package

Nine sessions tailored to your needs including a final session at 6 weeks postpartum. You will also enjoy priority scheduling, and you and your partner are invited to


Consistent Care Package

Six sessions as above, including one at 6 weeks postpartum, priority scheduling and availability for questions and concerns between appointments.

The Founder


Dr Rosita Arvigo, DN is a naprapathic physician and master herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in central America for over 50 years. Her Abdominal Therapy techniques masterfully combine modern science and ancient healing practices. She established the Arvigo Institute of Maya Abdominal Therapy in 2004 and is a founding member of the new Abdominal Therapy Collective.

To learn more about Dr. Arvigo and the traditional roots of Maya Abdominal Therapy, please visit

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Uterus at the Center of Healing

The uterus is made to move and be responsive to the changes of our lives. She sits behind the public bone, in front of the rectum and leaning slightly over the bladder. She is supported the pelvic floor muscles and the vaginal wall with space to grow through each menstrual cycle. She is tethered by 5 sets of ligaments, which stretch to accommodate a growing baby. And because of her flexibility, she can be bumped out of place – by an accident or pelvic injury, habitual one-sided activities, heavy lifting, multiple pregnancies and difficult births, sedentary or over-active lifestyles. The Maya people – and many other indigenous cultures around the world – have always understood this. Their healers believed that when the womb was off center, the entire being was effected. No healing session was complete without abdominal massage.


Lauren Bujosa
Lauren Bujosa
18:01 15 Aug 19
I worked with Amy from 20 weeks into my pregnancy until postnatal. She is an expert on Arvigo therapy and has trained many of the local practitioners. She was nurturing and incredibly knowledgeable on all things surrounding childbirth. (She was a midwife for many years!) She also does prenatal classes. I went to one on Anatomy and it was really informative.