The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) are gentle and truly holistic, supporting both body and mind. They are founded upon ancient Maya healing techniques from Central America.
The techniques were brought together by the inspirational woman Dr Rosita Arvigo following her ten year apprenticeship with the last great Shaman of Belize, Don Elijio Panti, her work with traditional midwives, and her own lifelong career as a naprapathic physician.
The techniques combine gentle, relaxing massage and manipulation of the abdomen, back and sacrum. The techniques can improve the health and function of your reproductive, digestive and eliminative organs and are particularly useful for natural fertility, gynaecological issues and digestive troubles.
The massage itself is gentle and non-invasive and works by optimising the position of your digestive and pelvic organs (including uterus, ovaries and bladder) by relaxing and toning internal structures. It also promotes the flow of blood and lymph to and from your organs, and nervous innovation of your organs.
Arvigo Techniques in Maya Abdominal Therapy®
Fibroids and polyps
Menstrual cycle pain and irregularities
Prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
Irritable bowel syndrome
Chronic indigestion or heartburn
Lower backaches or pelvic pain
Frequent, difficult, and/or incomplete urination
Your initial Arvigo® Therapy consultation can last up to two hours. The bodywork itself lasts for approximately one hour and includes a relaxing, gentle massage of your abdomen, back, sacrum and hips followed by guidance on how to complete the massage for your self. Subsequent consultations are usually one hour depending upon your needs.
I will work with you to address your specific needs and may suggest a course of treatments. Typically, 2 or 3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Some conditions will require further attention over a longer period of time.
Initial Treatment - Up to 120 minutes: £95
During this time I will discuss your case history and teach you self-care massage. Bodywork lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Subsequent treatments: £75
Review of self-care, 60 minutes of bodywork.
The unique aspect of Arvigo Therapy is that you learn how to massage your own abdomen, helping to sustain the good circulation and blood flow initiated by the treatment. Being taught how to massage your own abdomen is truly empowering. By doing your self-care massage regularly you carry the treatment on long after you have left your appointment. You feel more in control of your wellbeing and you are physically and emotionally connected to the treatment process.