Arvigo Therapy®

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

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“The uterus is the woman’s centre.  If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be right.  She will be as out of balance as her uterus”.

Don Elijio Panti

Arvigo® Therapy is a non-invasive, external massage technique for women and men that may help to guide the internal abdominal organs to their proper position for optimum health and well-being.

Arvigo® Therapy may help to improve organ function by relieving both physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen, thereby helping to improve the function of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptoms.

The techniques provide a holistic approach to health care, which includes anatomy and physiology, pathology, massage, herbalism, nutrition and emotional and spiritual healing, all of which must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimum health.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo
Dr. Rosita Arvigo and Don Elijio Panti

The techniques of Arvigo Abdominal Therapy® were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo DN, an American Naprapath, who apprenticed with Don Elijio Panti, the last Maya Shaman of Belize in Central America.  She promised to continue the Maya traditions after Don Elijio’s death in 1996 at the age of 103 and has been practicing these techniques for over 30 years and also teaches them in Belize and other locations in the United States. 

Displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
Painful periods and ovulation
Irregular menstrual cycle and ovulation
Dark, thick fluids at the beginning and end of menses
Hormonal imbalances
Headaches and dizziness with menses
Peri-menopause and menopause
Uterine fibroids
Ovarian cysts
Miscarriages and difficult pregnancies
Recurrent or chronic cystitis
Low backache at the beginning of and during menses
Enhances pregnancy and aids in labour and delivery

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Mild Prostatitis
Impotence and erectile dysfunction depending on the cause

Lower backache
Varicose veins
Tired legs and numbness depending on the cause
Digestive problems including constipation

Not recommended during menses, or up to five days before
Not recommended if an IUD is present
Active infection or cancer in the pelvic region
Immediately after abdominal surgery
First trimester of pregnancy