Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ®

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) is a form of bodywork with roots both in western medical approaches and traditional Maya spiritual and bodywork practices. This massage targets the pelvic and abdominal cavities, and is particularly effective at relieving dis-eases in the reproductive and digestive systems. It was formulated by Rosita Arvigo, a Naprapath and Master herbalist, after years of apprenticing under renowned Maya Shaman Don Elijio Pante.


“The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation; the very throne of creation through which universal creative energy patterns course & flow” – Dr. Rosita Arvigo



Fertility & Reproductive Health:maya belly

Many reproductive dis-eases, ranging from PMS to endometriosis to unexplained infertility, seem to be on the rise as of late. Often the western approach to treating many of these conditions can be invasive, or involve taking synthetic hormones. While there is certainly a place for these types of treatments, they often treat only symptoms, and not the root causes of the dis-ease.


A common but lesser-known cause of many reproductive issues stems from congestion within the pelvic and abdominal cavities, and displacement or pelvic organs, particularly the uterus (many women have heard the term “tilted uterus”). This can restrict vital blood and lymph flow to our reproductive organs and prevents them from functioning properly. ATMAT centers around relieving congestion within the abdominal and pelvic cavities, restoring proper blood and lymph flow, and gently guiding restricted or malpositioned organs back into place. Once all of this is restored, the body can more easily return to health. Below are some of the conditions that ATMAT has proved effective in relieving:


  • PMS
  • Painful, Irregular, or Very Heavy Periods
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Prolapse, Incontinence and other Pelvic-Floor Issues
  •  Support from Preconception through Postpartum
  • Recurrent Bladder/ Yeast Infection
  • Generalized Pelvic Pain
  • Surgical Recovery (Hysterectomy, C-Section, etc)


Digestive Health:

Much like reproductive dis-eases, digestive issues are on the rise as well. ATMAT has proven time and time again to be effective in treating many common digestive disorders by freeing up the digestive organs from restriction and adhesions, and bringing the vital blood and lymph flow back into the area. Common Digestive dis-eases that ATMAT can help include:

  • Chron’s
  • IBS
  • GERD
  • Diverticulitus/ Diverticulosis
  • Gastritis
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Surgeries/ Abdominal Adhesions


To learn more about what to expect during your first session, please click here



Ix Chel- The Maya Goddess of Women and Fertility


Sessions are performed by Helen Cohen, LMT, ATMAT. For more information, please visit her practitioner page, and to send an inquiry about your specific case please visit our contact page.



Initial Sessions last between 1.5-2 hrs and cost $140

1 hr follow up session: $95

1.5 hr follow up session: $120