The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage ® improve the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, also for the relief of many common digestive disorders.
It works by stimulating the blood, lymph, nerve and qi energy flow to all the organs. The Arvigo Techniques aid in restoring the body to it's natural balance.
Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name.
Dr. Arvigo learned them from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize in Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus.
"If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she,"
he would say. The midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb.
For Women :
Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side. A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem.
Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. There are also benefits for the digestive system, urinary and bladder functioning as well as on an emotional level.
Causes of a displaced uterus are usually one of the following :
- Wearing high heel shoes
- Running on cement surfaces
- Injury to the sacrum or coccyx
- Misalignment of the pelvic bones
- Chronic spasms in the lower back and sacrum
- Emotional armouring from rape, abuse or incest
- Career in Dance, aerobics or sports
- Chronic coughing
- Surgical errors
- Walking barefoot on cold floors or wet grass
- Carrying heavy weights during periods
- Not enough care during pregnancies, delivery & postpartum
- Repeated pregnancies close together
- Difficult deliveries
- Aging and gravity’s pull on ligaments
- Modern life
Infertility, chronic miscarriages, difficult pregnancies & deliveries, premature deliveries, weak newborn infants
Ovarian cysts, Irregular or painful ovulation, failure to ovulate
PMS, painful or irregular periods, a dark, thick flow at the beginning & end of periods, blood clots, headaches / dizziness with periods, no periods
Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, tired legs or numb feet
Lower back ache, sore heals when walking
Endometriosis, uterine infections, vaginal yeast conditions, painful intercourse, endometritis, uterine polyps and fibroids, difficult menopause
Frequent urination, incontinence, bladder infections
The advanced techniques of Arvigo pregnancy massage
I can also offer pregnancy massage throughout a womans pregnancy, this supports both the mother and fetus at the different stages of the pregnancy. It helps mothers connect more deeply with their future baby, lighten the effects of the extra weight on the mothers system, her blood and lymph flow. It can also help shorten the delivery as the organs, tendons and ligaments are more relaxed, healthy and the circulation is flowing correctly.
For Men :
Men benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage techniques as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently. There are also benefits for the digestive system, urinary and bladder functioning as well as on an emotional level.
Male problems which can be helped :
- Early stages of prostate swelling or mild Prostatitis
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Impotence, some cases of Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)
For everyone :
- Digestive Disorders
- Low energy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
- Crohn's Disease
- Chronic constipation
- Low Back ache
- Chronic indigestion or heartburn
- Restricted breathing due to tension
The first session will last a couple of hours, after that they are just over an hour.