The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage. This external, non-invasive manipulation repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby allowing the proper flow of blood, lymph, nerve and qi energy. The ATMAT is quite different from standard therapeutic massage, although incorporating some techniques of therapeutic massage; the focus is on abdominal health.
Maya Abdominal Massage is beneficial for both men and women, including increasing digestion function, promoting proper organ function, and also promoting fertility, reproductive health, and female prep for pregnancy. The massage has been incredibly successful with helping women around pregnancy, preparing the uterus for delivery, or lifting uterine and bladder prolapses caused from pushing hard or for long durations during delivery.
Many other conditions also respond favorably to treatment with ATMAT. These include: prolapse in older women who have experienced a bad fall or pelvic injury; internal stress from high impact exercise in athletes; and a pronounced difference in the appearance as well as the smoothness of the skin in those with abdominal adhesions and scar tissue from surgeries.
Those with difficult or painful menstrual cycles may experience a dramatic shift within two to four sessions. Just recently I had a client who after three sessions went from taking around twenty ibuprofen per period to two or none. Not only can ATMAT reduce and sometimes eliminate pain from menstrual cycles, it also teaches and helps women to reconnect with their bodies, especially rebalancing and adjusting after difficult physical/or emotional situations involving their abdomen.
There will usually be recognizable improvement in symptoms within two ATMAT sessions, and changes can be dramatic within four to five sessions. Teaching self care massage is often recommended, including sending patients home with castor oil packs so that they can contribute even more to their own healing through self massage and care at home.