The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®


What is Arvigo®?

What to expect?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a traditional Mayan form of therapy passed down from a traditional H’men (traditional healer) in Belize named Don Elijio Panti who passed his healing wisdom on to Dr Rosita Arvigo who has passed on her learning to the West and rippled out globally.

This work strives to bring homeostasis and set to improve hemodynamics, by stimulating circulation. This freeing of flow for blood, lymph, nerve and energy gives the body permission and space to find balance.

By working deeply into the diaphragm we can impact all the bodies systems. There’s a reason why the wellness community encourages to BREATHE! The first initial appointment (allow two and half hours) will teach you why and the what of each part of the therapy to empower you in understanding your own body. Then you will learn some self care techniques to take home, continuing the benefits of this bodywork therapy.

The Arvigo® Techniques are unique in that they are a combination of ancient wisdom with a modern interpretation from Dr Rosita Arvigo who was the first to bring this work to modern attention.


What happens during a session?

  • Comprehensive review of your personal health history and current health care needs. I will send you the consultation form prior to our first meeting so you can dedicate time to fill in as much or as little as feels comfortable.

  • 30 minute Abdominal Arvigo®Techniques additional 45 minute back, neck and shoulder or facial and head massage.

  • Instruction in Self Care Home techniques to enhance your professional treatment session.

  • Complementary modalities if needed. 

Who is Arvigo Abdominal Massage good for?

For everyone:

  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)

  • Muscular Tension

  • Urinary System (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)

  • Varicose Veins

  • Fertility Enhancement

  • Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery, etc.)

For Women:

Within Belize and Central America traditional healers believed to encourage the womb to be placed in optimal position for good health and wellbeing, so as to improve fertility, menstrual issues and digestive problems.

Today we know that the uterus is held in place by 14 ligaments and these can become stretched, taught or weakened from a variety of reasons. Any misplacement of the uterus or constriction of flow to area and ligaments holding the uterus in place could be the cause of a host of physical problems.

“If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” – Don Elijio Panti

  • Menstrual Disorders (painful/irregular periods)

  • Pre-Conception through Postpartum

  • Discomforts of Pregnancy; Birth Preparation

  • C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery

  • Menopause

  • Pelvic Organ Congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Chronic bladder/yeast infections

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

For Men:

  • Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)

  • Prostatitis (mild)

  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

The self care massage is what makes this form of massage therapy unique. Dr Rosita Arvigo understood the value of empowering clients to take something home (or anywhere you feel comfortable to do you self care!). With regular feedback from clients we together can track your progress and make regular self care part of your lifestyle. You will develop a deeper understanding of your own body, see faster results from the work and depending on the situation lessen the need for ongoing treatments with a therapist.


Initial Consultation.

Allow for 2 and 1/2 hours to go through the intake form, 30 minute abdominal massage, learn your self care routine & a 50 minute body massage


90 minutes subsequent treatments £70

Want to make Arvigo part of your self care regime?

Invest in prepay plans to have time in the bank and save on treatments

2 x 90 minute treatments £120 to use within 3 months of purchase

4 x 90 min treatments to use within 4 months of purchase