Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for boosting fertility, the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders as well as chronic backpain.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (Arvigo Therapy) are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

An Ancient Healing System

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. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, 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. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Ms. Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who had been delivering babies since she was 13.

Arvigo for Sub-Fertility

Sub-fertility can affect Men and Women and both can benefit from Arvigo Therapy. The techniques used, guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well being. Arvigo works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of Qi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease or reproductive problems. This results in improved organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen.


"Only when the soil in your garden is fully nourished, will the seeds begin to grow strong."

For women, blockages caused by a displaced uterus can be preventing your reproductive organs from getting the nutrients it needs or disposing of waste matter properly leading to a build up in toxins. If the uterus is mal-positioned, women experience a multitude of symptoms, sometimes leading to difficulty in getting pregnant. There are many reported cases of woman who have been unsuccessful in conceiving who eventually conceive naturally after a succession of Arvigo sessions.

Once the uterus is in its optimal position, there is improved hemo-dynamics and homeostasis to support and enhance fertility. When including the partner in the process, we find fertility is increased! After all, men need this work as much as women do.

Arvigo Therapy may be used in conjunction with IVF and IUI treatments and may help enhance the chances of successfull embryo implantation in IVF patients. Please consult us for further details.

Arvigo for Every Womb

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 often referred to as being " tilted or prolapsed" that can result in many symptoms. Women are often told, "you have a tilted uterus, there is nothing that can be done, or it's normal don't worry about it ".  Depending on the symptoms a woman experiences,  treatment options may include the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery. 

Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body.

Benefits to Women

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 reproductive functioning, such as painless menses, healthy pregnancy, effective labor and birth. 

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. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.

Arvigo Therapy can really benefit teenage girls suffering with menstrual problems. The principals are the same for both adult women and teenage girls. Arvigo treatments performed on young women have been shown to have a faster rate of healing and improvement as their bodies seem to respond to healing much faster than in adulthood. So performing this treatment at an earlier age will help to correct the problems before they become more difficult to heal later on in life.


  • Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc

  • Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth

  • High Impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, high impact aerobics, etc

  • Lifting & carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth

  • Time and gravity

  • Past surgeries

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles

  • Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum

  • Emotional armoring


  • Painful or irregular periods; painful or irregular ovulation

  • Dark or brown blood at the onset and at the end of menstruation

  • Headache or migraine with period

  • Varicose veins of the legs and/or tired, weak or numb legs

  • Low backache; back pain with period

  • More serious imbalances including: Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Uterine Polyps and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

  • PMS/ depression

  • Frequent urination; bladder infections, incontinence

  • Recurrent vaginal infections

  • Chronic miscarriages

  • Difficulty getting pregnant/Infertility

  • Painful intercourse

  • Chronic constipation

  • Difficult menopause

Benefits to Teenage Girls
What causes a Displaced Uterus?
What are the symptoms of a Displaced Uterus?
Some examples of a displaced uterus:
The uterus is retroverted so is leaning back onto the colon.
The uterus is flexed over backwards and leaning back into the colon.
The opening of the uterus - the cervix is sitting back on to the colon and the uterus is leaning forward onto the bladder.
The uterus is flexed forward pushing back onto the colon and the top fundus area of the uterus is pressing down on the bladder.
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