Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage

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Booking a Session:

Please note that there is an extensive intake form to complete before your initial session. You will get more out of your session if you complete it by the day before! (links below). 

WHEN to schedule your abdominal massage

Initial Session:

Includes highlights of intake, self-care massage instruction, castor oil pack (if indicated), massage of abdomen and some combo of: head/neck, legs, back, hips, plus a plan of action going forward.

90 minutes, $175

Low-income/Ancestral option:

$125 (one/person)

*See below for details     

Followup Sessions:

Ongoing massage and support towards your goals, troubleshooting variables, supplemental therapies if indicated (i.e. vaginal steaming, herbs, referral).

60-minutes, $90

90-minutes, $125

(includes extra body massage)

90-minutes including steam, $135

(30-minute steam, 60-minute massage)



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:

Why abdominal massage?

This modality is 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 massage, 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, gas and bloating.

-Acid reflux, GERD.

-Inflammatory disorders of the intestines.

-Difficulty with nutrient absorption.

-Urinary issues.

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

-Disordered eating support.





-Fertility issues.

-Hormone balancing (depending on cause).

-Childbirth recovery, including cesarean scar work and bladder, bowel and digestion challenges.

-Miscarriage or termination recovery.

-Menopausal issues.

-Musculoskeletal 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 nourishing structures and tissues to support the hormone cascade during pregnancy and birth to flow without difficulty.

-Identify structural issues affecting fetal position and motility (I do NOT turn babies, but sometimes they turn themselves!).

-Troubleshooting side effects of pregnancy.

-Supporting emotional journey through pregnancy.





-Musculoskeletal issues, including back pain.

-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, as well as reproductive system challenges.​  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)!

*Low income/Ancestral option:
This option is available for two reasons:
1. You are of indigenous descent to the Americas (Canada, US, MX, Central, South) and parts of this practice are yours...come experience them!  There are threads amongst the traditional practices of all original people and societies, so I choose to include this region together.
2. You are truly low-income (you don't have a college education, making ends meet is a consistent challenge, you are not undergoing ART (IUI/IVF).