The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
Maya Abdominal massage is a non-invasive, external, massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their correct position for optimum health and well-being. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® improve organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. This massage is effective for both men and women.
The abdominal cavity houses the organs that enable our bodies to function optimally, such as the liver, digestive tract from mouth to anus, the spleen and pancreas, the kidney and urinary organs and the reproductive organs (some of the male and female organs of reproduction are housed in the pelvic cavity and in the case of males totally outside the body).
These vital organs rely on good arterial flow and venous return, unrestricted lymphatic flow, fine nervous innovation and free flow of Ch’ulel (chi/energy). If any of these flows are compromised pathologies or illness may occur.
These massage techniques were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo who has lived in Central America for over 30 years where she apprenticed with Don Elijio Panti, the great and famous Maya Shaman of Belize and other traditional healers like Ms. Hortense Robinson, a herbal midwife for more than 60 years. Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the centre 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. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, "your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don't worry about it." Yet women have experienced a list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, non-invasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces of tissue leaning on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, ‘homeostasis’, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labour, and delivery.
Old adhesions from invasive surgeries to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroids, endometriosis, and caesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Benefits for Women
Common female symptoms relieved by this treatment:
Painful or irregular menses
Dark, thick fluids at the beginning & end of menses
Varicose veins / hemorrhoids'
Tired legs, numb feet / sore heels
Lower back ache
Uterine Polyps / Fibroids
Bladder infections /cystitis
Vaginal yeast infections
Difficult Pregnancy & Delivery
Displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
Benefits for Men
Men benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Therapy 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.
Benefits for All
Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Indigestion, Constipation, and Heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using the techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged promoting relaxation of any tight musculature
Common symptoms relieved by this treatment
Chronic stomach problems
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD)
Colitis / IBS
Chronic skin conditions
Low back ache
Restricted breathing due to tension
Chronic indigestion or heartburn
Fatigue / low energy
Varicose veins / hemorrhoids
Additionally to the Massage other Modalities are recommended like Rainforest Remedies, Healing Packs, Steam Baths and more.
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