The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

What to Expect, FAQ’s & More

While each session is unique in many ways, here is what you can expect in a session:

  • Comprehensive review of your personal health history and current health care needs.

  • Abdominal massage focused on aligning reproductive and abdominal organs

  • Evaluation and application of structural alignment of spine with attention to the sacrum, lumbar and thoracic spine.

  • Instruction in Self Care Home techniques to enhance your professional treatment session

  • Recommendation of complementary modalities:

    • Herbal remedies

    • Castor oil packs

    • Faja (organ support wrap)

    • Bajos (traditional vaginal steam bath of the Mayas – pronounced ba-hos)

    • Nutritional and or lifestyle education and adaptations

Contraindications, Cautions, and Modifications

The Arvigo Techniques of  Maya Abdominal Therapy® are safe and effective with few contrainidcations of untoward outcomes. There are certain conditions where application of these techniques are either contraindicated or require modification. Please consult with your practitioner if you have any questions.

  • During active menstruation

  • IUD (intra-uterine device for contraception) is present

  • Immediately after abdominal surgery

  • Active infection or cancer present in pelvic area, or while undergoing  chemotherapy

  • During the first trimester (19 weeks) of pregnancy (modification)

  • Hiatal Hernia (gentle massage required)

  • Active and acute infection

  • Abdominal Aneurysm

  • Diastasis Rectus

  • Pessary for uterine prolapse (remove prior to your session)

  • Any serious health condition that causes you concern



First, thank you for today. You truly are a gift in my life and I’m happy to have found you. I appreciate your baring with me. I feel wonderful since our appointment. Not 100% but as close as I’ve come since before I was pregnant. Surprisingly (to me anyway, although I’m sure maybe not to you), I’ve got a lot of fear around this. I was (and still am a little bit) fearful of losing this mostly pain-free existence. Anyway, I’m looking forward to doing more work with you. I think you are very good for me.

-C.L., McLean, VA

You have introduced me to my body and I am more aware now as how body and mind are connected/intertwined. The experience has been relaxing, joyous and peaceful. I also enjoyed and learned Maya Abdominal massage from you. I practice it on myself very often. You have been an excellent caregiver in its totality. You are so apt to your name Angel(a).Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there.

Shilpa S., Germantown, MD