Maya Abdominal Massage as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo is the legacy of an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives, healers and shamans in Central America.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal TherapyTM are founded in the ancient Maya tradition of abdominal massage, an external non-invasive manipulation that gently releases restrictions in abdominal and pelvic organs and tissue. The massage improves organ function by relieving congestion and increasing the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and chi – all essential for good tissue health. By repositioning internal organs that have shifted – such as a prolapsed or tilted uterus – painful or difficult symptoms are relieved. Common digestive disorders respond well to the increased blood circulation and relaxation of the diaphragm and spasmed intestines, thereby improving digestion, assimilation and elimination dramatically.
The slow, rhythmic strokes of the massage have a soothing effect on the central nervous system, thereby reducing cortisol levels. In addition, release of adhesions and scar tissue around the lumbar spine, sacrum and coccyx optimize nerve messaging from this area to the pelvic and abdominal organs.
The massage is very effective for releasing scar tissue and adhesions from prior surgeries such as appendectomy, cesarean section and hysterectomy, or from infections and endometriosis, all of which can block circulation to and function of other organs. As emotional pain can be held in the body, most commonly in the solar plexus and abdominal region, massage here can allow for release of long-held tensions and healing of past traumas.
Maya Abdominal Massage is very effective for supporting a woman’s health from menarche through menopause and beyond.