Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy

Developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) is a gentle but targeted massage treatment that works on the abdomen, pelvis, lumbar spine, sacrum, and coccyx. The techniques help to reposition pelvic organs (especially the uterus) that may have shifted due to injury, trauma, emotional holding patterns, pregnancy and childbirth, running on concrete, gravity, and many other life experiences. It facilitates the restoration of normal hemodynamics (blood flow) and lymphatic circulation, as well as stimulating the flow of Qi. Disruption to the position of these organs can play a role in the development of digestive issues, anxiety patterns, liver congestion, all menstrual complaints, and especially fertility in men and women.


ATMAT works by increasing circulation and balancing blood, Qi, nerve, and hormonal flow to the lower and upper abdomen. It addresses stress-related fertility issues, unexplained infertility, tubal blockages, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal imbalances, abdominal adhesions from surgeries and more. It has also been included in the protocols for several fertility clinics on the East coast who are finding up to 20% increase in pregnancies with IVF and other technologies, so it can be used as an adjunct to other fertility work as well. For men, it increases sperm count and improves sperm morphologies as well as overall health of the male reproductive tract. Even if you are not having fertility issues, doing Maya Abdominal Massage three months before trying to get pregnant can create a better internal environment for baby and will reposition the uterus to prepare you for a healthier birth.


A typical treatment plan includes one to two ATMAT sessions in the first month followed by monthly treatments thereafter. You may find that 3 sessions achieve the results you desire, while others may continue treatment for 6 months or longer. After the first treatment, Dr. Jeannie will show you how to do a few of the techniques on yourself at home. A key piece to the success of these treatments is your own self care routine. As with all of the therapies employed in her practice, Dr. Jeannie’s goal is to get you so healthy you no longer need her! The initial visit together is 90 minutes, which involves going over your health history and addressing any specific concerns you may have, as well as the massage treatment. Every visit thereafter is 60 minutes. If you desire, and depending on your complaint, you may elect to include a follow up appointment with Dr. Jeannie to discuss laboratory testing or other naturopathic support.

To make the patient feel better before taking the medicine is the most direct method.
— Xu Shu-wei