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Arvigo Abdominal Therapy

Origins of Arvigo Therapy

Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, is a naprapathic physician and master herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in Central America for more than 30 years.  She apprenticed with the renowned Maya Shaman Don Elijio Panti for 10 years until his passing in 1996 at the age of 103.  Dr. Arvigo learned traditional pregnancy care from Miss Hortence Robinson, a well-known herbal midwife in Belize.

She combined her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments, connective tissue) with her extensive acquired background in traditional healing methods, and formulated the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.  Dr. Arvigo established the Arvigo Institute in 2000 and trains healthcare professionals worldwide.

What is it?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique of ABDOMINAL MASSAGE.  This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.

Arvigo® Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders.  The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen.  They address and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen.  This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR and BALANCE. 

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage® support and enhance health and wellness throughout the life cycle for women, men and children.

The following are the most common symptoms and conditions that Arvigo® therapy may help address:


  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)
  • Muscular Tension
  • Urinary System (Incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Fertility Enhancement
  • Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery, etc.)



  • Menstrual disorders (painful/irregular periods)
  • Pre-conception through postpartum
  • Discomforts of pregnancy, labor and birth preparation
  • Cesarean/hysterectomy surgery recovery
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic organ congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Chronic bladder/yeast infections
  • Pelvic organ prolapse



  • Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, erectile dysfunction



Comprehensive review of past and present healthcare needs, evaluation of pelvic alignment and application of bodywork including upper and lower abdominal massage to:

  • Help align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
  • Improve circulation to organs
  • Promote vital flow to support the body’s inherent healing capacity


Sessions also include complete guidance on self-care practices and complimentary supportive modalities to support your health and wellness that may include:

  • Faja – a traditional abdomen support wrap
  • Bajos – traditional herbal pelvic steam bath
  • Castor Oil packs
  • Nutritional and herbal support
  • Lifestyle education