Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapies

Booking a Session:

Please note that there is an extensive intake form to complete before your initial session (links below).


Currently, the self care massage instruction and followup are done over Zoom, after your session.  I will be in contact to schedule that portion of your session. 

Initial Session:

(includes intake, 90 minutes of  table work including castor oil pack (if indicated), self care massage instruction, plan of action).  

2 hours, $185

(includes phone or video call intake afterwards)

*Low-income/Ancestral option:

$125 (one/person)

See details on scheduling page


 -What to Expect-

Followup Sessions:

(ongoing support towards your goals, troubleshooting variables, supplemental therapies if indicated (i.e. vaginal steaming), more massage!)

90-minutes, $125



Please feel free to contact me via the contact page, phone or email if you have specific questions.  New clients must schedule online.


50% charge for cancellations without 24 hours notice, emergencies accepted.

Intake Forms:


The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapies (ATMAT) is a modality brought to us through Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapath, bodyworker and herbalist. After many years exploring and learning from traditional healers in Mexico and Central America, Dr. Arvigo spent 12+ years apprenticing with Don Elijio Panti and Miss Hortence Robinson of the Cayo district in Belize. Elders with vast knowledge and experience treating all manner of ailments, they taught her the Maya abdominal techniques for all ages of women and men and the herbal formulations to compliment them. For more than 40 years, she has continued to live, teach and practice in Belize with the surrounding community and visiting students.


Centered on the reproductive and digestive systems, this hands-on external technique is used to reposition and improve function to abdominal organs, create overall homeostasis (balance), and shift symptoms away from dis-ease.  It's applications reach far beyond the abdomen itself, as it opens the flow of blood, lymph, nervous system pathways and Ch'ulel (Chi, or energy) through our center.


With a strong background in structurally focused massage, I bring a wide lens to each session. Our time may include, in addition to the abdominal and hip/back work of ATMAT®, specific muscular work in areas related to your core imbalance. This may include trigger points, myofascial release, active and passive stretching, Swedish massage and/or hands-on energy work.  A warm castor oil pack is generally employed, as well, unless significant inflammation or other contraindications are present.



Some of the many applications for these techniques are:




-Lack of appetite, indigestion, gas and bloating.

-Inflammatory disorders of the intestines.

-Difficulty with nutrient absorption.

-Urinary issues.

-Recovery from surgery (6-8 weeks post-op).

-Disordered eating support.



~Symptoms of a displaced uterus~



-Fertility issues.

-Childbirth recovery.

-Miscarriage or termination recovery.

-Menopausal issues.

-Musculo-skeletal issues.

-Recovery from surgery (6-8 weeks post-op).



-Increasing flow of blood, lymph and energy into and around the uterus to promote fetal and maternal health.

-Gently freeing structures and tissues to support the hormone cascade during pregnancy and birth flowing without difficulty.

-Identify structural issues affecting fetal position and motility.

-Troubleshooting side effects of pregnancy.

-Supporting emotional journey through pregnancy.





-Musculo-skeletal issues. 

-Headaches, hormonal and tension related.

-Recovery from surgery (6-8 weeks post-op).

-Trauma recovery.

-Chronic dis-ease.

-Yes, I DO see male clients!  Any of the issues listed under digestion and overall health are great reasons to come in!​  This modality is a therapeutic, EXTERNAL way to improve digestive and reproductive health.  Professional draping and boundaries apply.  Creepers not tolerated and will be prosecuted without hesitation.  Apologies to the 'good eggs' out there, my language is for the rotten ones (who contact me frequently)!

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