About Maya Abdominal Therapy™
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ is an abdominal and sacral massage technique founded on the ancient Mayan tradition. It is an external, non-invasive manipulation – but it has profound internal effects. It can restore circulation of blood, lymph and qi in the abdominal and sacral areas.
Maya Abdominal Therapy™ addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for 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.
Benefits for Women
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 called tilted or prolapsed. 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. By shifting the uterus back into place, the natural balance of the pelvic area can be restored in the pelvic area.
It has been seen anecdotally that old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery can be diminished when addressed by this massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Benefits for Men
Men benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Therapy techniques as well. By promoting a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it has been shown to alleviate premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.
This type of therapy can also be a powerful tool for men to get in touch with that area of their body. Women stay on top of their reproductive health in part because menstrual cycles, annual pap smears and pregnancy have them seeing doctors and caring for their reproductive health quite frequently. Men, however, have a pretty major contribution to reproduction as well! The massage can help restore their balance, and the self-care can help men think about, talk about, care for an area of their bodies that isn’t just about “turning your head and coughing.”
Benefits for Children
Let’s face it. Life for kids these days is not like it was when we were children. They have less free time, get more worried about college at young ages, they are more sedentary – and there are about 100x as many junk food options as any of us had.
Maya Abdominal Therapy can not only help children with digestive issues and serve as a calming treatment – but when they are taught self-care, they will start listening to their own bodies in a new, alert way. This alone can empower a child who feels anxious or out of control. But it may also create a more finely tuned feedback system that can possible affect nutrition choices down the line. One of the reasons we eat so much junk food is that we have gotten used to how it feels. It doesn’t actually feel that good. But we drown out that feedback and eventually just get used to it.
Getting in touch with their bodies and the messages they send can help kids start realizing that pizza and snickers everyday (when their parents aren’t looking!) does not make them feel their best.