Maya Abdominal Massage, also known as Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT), is a specific form of abdominal massage that draws inspiration from the ancient healing traditions of the Maya civilization in Central America. The technique was developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician, and incorporates elements of Maya traditional medicine and modern anatomy and physiology.
Key aspects of Maya Abdominal Massage include:
Technique: The massage involves gentle, non-invasive external manipulation of the abdomen. Practitioners use specific hand movements and techniques to help reposition the organs and improve blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and nerve function in the abdominal region.
Focus on Reproductive and Digestive Health: Maya Abdominal Massage is often used to address issues related to the reproductive and digestive systems. It is believed that misalignment or tension in the abdominal organs can lead to various health problems, including menstrual irregularities, fertility issues, digestive disorders, and pelvic pain.
Alignment and Balance: The goal of the massage is to promote alignment and balance in the pelvic and abdominal regions. By doing so, it is thought to support the body's natural healing processes and enhance overall well-being.
Self-Care Education: Maya Abdominal Massage practitioners often emphasize the importance of self-care and provide clients with self-massage techniques and lifestyle recommendations to maintain and support the benefits of the therapy between sessions.
Application for Women's Health: Maya Abdominal Massage is commonly sought by women for menstrual issues, fertility support, pregnancy discomfort, postpartum recovery, and menopausal symptoms.
Holistic Approach: The massage is part of a broader holistic approach to health, which considers emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of an individual's well-being.