ATMAT FOR WOMEN
What to expect on your first & second visit:
Comprehensive review of personal history & health care needs
Instruction in Self-care techniques that individuals can apply at home to enhance the benefit of treatment.
Abdominal Massage focused on aligning pelvic & abdominal organs
Consult focused on lifestyle changes
Additional techniques to complement the Arvigo techniques according to individual need (i.e.: Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Reflexology, traditional Chinese techniques, etc.)
Set aside one and a half hours for the first & second Consult & Treatment sessions
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO THIS TREATMENT
Contraindications to this treatment
This treatment is not recommended during menses, where an IUD is present, immediately after abdominal surgery, or where an active infection or cancer is present in the pelvic region.
Women stay clothed – wearing a t-shirt, pants/shorts/panties that are stretchy with no buttons, belts, or zippers restricting circulation.
Caution: wear clothing that can be stained with massage oil.
The regions of your body that will be worked on are as follows:
Sternum to Pubis*
*The above regions are worked on through a sheet.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does it work?
Most definitely! These external, noninvasive massage techniques have been known and used by the Maya and many other Central and South American people for thousands of years. There is evidence of this knowledge in many other global cultures. If it didn't work it wouldn't still be with us today, five thousand or so years later.
How does it help my painful periods?
An unhealthy uterus jammed in between the bowel or bladder, often times folded on itself abnormally, has a really hard time cleaning itself out each month with menses. It has to over compensate for its poor blood supply by severe cramping to clean itself. Often, it is unable to flush out the menstrual fluids because of clotting and thickening of the blood. Thus, incompletely flushed uterine fluids can accumulate and harden or endurate on the uterine membrane, leading to more cramping and pain that increases with each succeeding cycle.
What if I have had a hysterectomy?
Women who have had hysterectomies benefit greatly from these massage techniques because they help break up scar tissue. Scar tissue can prevent the free flow of arterial blood into the pelvis and can restrict proper venous drainage away from the pelvis. It is well known that lymphatic fluids accumulate below the scar line, causing swelling and pain in the extremities. Post-hysterectomy women report that they can actually feel the improvement of circulation in their legs, pelvis, low back, and abdomen. In some cases it has alleviated headaches as well.
Most common female symptoms relieved by this treatment
Painful or irregular periods
Dark, thick fluids at the beginning & end of menses
No menstruation at all
Headaches/ Dizziness with menses
Tired legs, numb feet/ sore heals
Lower back ache
- Hormonal imbalances
- Difficult Pregnancy & Delivery
- Weak newborn infants
- Premature deliveries
- Difficult Menopause
- Cancer of the cervix, uterus, colon or bladder
Painful or irregular
Difficult Pregnancy & Delivery
Weak newborn infants
Cancer of the cervix, uterus, colon or bladder
What if I'm pregnant?
The uterine massage should only be done by a qualified trained professional in The Arvigo Techniques ™ of Maya Abdominal Massage. The massage has been able to alleviate much of the discomfort of abnormal pressure from the dropped or tilted uterus. This abnormal pressure can lead to low back ache, leg swelling, constipation, headaches and difficult labor and delivery. Dr. Rosita Arvigo has specialized in the treatment of women for the past 25 years. She has a large number of patients who have up to 15 children each. Her patients report that receiving regular massage treatments during pregnancy leads to a much easier and safer labor and delivery as well as a more comfortable pregnancy.
Can I do the massage techniques while I am menstruating?
No. The massage techniques should not be done on women during their menses.
Who is qualified to do The Arvigo Techniques™ of Maya Abdominal Therapy?
Only those students who have successfully completed the first three levels of training, which includes Self-Care, Professional Care with case studies, and finally, Certification Class.