What is Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® ?
ATMAT supports the body’s natural healing capacity. The inherent ability to be self-regulating, self-healing, and self-regenerating is know as homeostasis, or balance within, first recognized by Hypocrites of ancient Greece. Ancient cultures approached healing holistically by considering the whole person; physical, mental, spiritual, mental wellbeing. It assists the vital flow of fluids and energy to nourish and repair the organs and systems naturally. The ancient Maya healing techniques eliminate the primary cause of reproductive and digestive conditions in men and women and decongest pelvis and abdomen, thereby discouraging the progression of symptoms to chronic disease. This approach addresses the root cause, instead of symptomatic focus found in modern medicine.
In TCM, meridians regulate the flow of the energy that is absorbed from the environment (universal chi) and transformed into biochemical energy in our cells. The Maya believe the vital life force circulates throughout the body using 5 channels of flow; arteries, veins, lymph, nerves and Chi /Chu’lel in Maya. Meridians and channels all run through the abdomen. Therefore, congestion, stagnation, any cut (c-section/ cesarean) or displaced organs directly disturbs the body’s flow of life force. ATMAT’s objective is to achieve homeostasis, the integrated flow of these forces, or balance within
Dr. Rosita Arvigo learned the original Maya techniques over a 12-year apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize. She was exposed to other Central American ancient traditions that represent an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of shamans, midwives and healers. Unifying this all with over 40 years of training in the natural sciences of massage, naprapathy (study of ligaments, joints and muscles), herbology, and spiritual healing and her clinical experience in various countries, Dr. Arvigo curated the techniques, which now bear her name.
With the rise of medical doctors in the 1900’s, women were receiving medical procedures to birth, and hysterectomies to remove the uterus all together. Conventional diets and sedimentary lifestyles gave rise to many digestive and reproductive diseases that were not found in villages. The introduction of pharmaceuticals, contraceptives and hormone replacements created imbalances in the natural rhythms. Women were ushered into the workforce and disconnected from their cycles, feminine landscape and mothering roles. This wisdom needed to emerge from the jungle and into the Western world to be available for the diseases that are emerging.
Women and men suffer needlessly from a barrage of physical complaints that can easily be corrected by returning the uterus and prostate to their proper function and position. One could conclude, the application of ATMAT addresses numerous female and male reproductive conditions and improves digestive health as well as emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
Don Elijio taught that the uterus (womb) is a woman’s center,
and if it is out of balance, she will become physically, emotionally and spiritually out of balance.
As a massage therapist, I do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Each session is documented and confidentially (no personal information) submitted to the Arvigo Institute where they compile the research of hundreds of practitioners to continually educate us on the most effective approaches the the various pathologies that are emerging from our conventional times.
An amazing read : Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani