Catskill Mountain Massage Therapy




Jesse Scherer
Licensed Massage Therapist
Phone: 914.466.1517
Fax:     845.201.0124

  Mayan Abdominal Massage - Ixchel image adapted from
Mayan Abdominal Massage


The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage ™

What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage ™?

Photo credits: The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage ™ is a non-invasive, external, massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position (with a focus on aligning the uterus) for optimum health and well-being. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. This massage is effective for both men and women.

The technique applies anatomy, physiology, herbology and naprapathy, (study of the ligaments, joints and muscles), with Ancient Maya healing techniques to address common female and male complaints. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who has been delivering babies since she was 13.The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™ combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage

The most common symptoms relieved by this treatment:

For Women:

  • Painful or irregular menses
  • Dark, thick fluids at the beginning & end of menses
  • Blood Clots
  • No menstruation at all
  • Headaches/ Dizziness with menses
  • Varicose veins
  • Tired legs, numb feet, sore heals
  • Lower back ache
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis/Endometritis
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Painful Intercourse
  • PMS
  • Frequent urination
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Vaginitis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Difficult Pregnancy & Delivery
  • Weak newborn infants
  • Premature deliveries
  • Difficult Menopause


For Men:

  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)


For Everyone:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension

Contraindications to this treatment:

This treatment is not recommended during menses, where an IUD is present, immediately after abdominal surgery, or where an active infection or cancer is present in the pelvic region.

What to expect during this treatment:  

Comprehensive review of personal history & health care needs

Instruction in Self Care techniques that individuals can apply at home to enhance the benefit of treatment provided by an Arvigo Practitioner

Abdominal Massage focused on aligning pelvic & abdominal organs with a focus on aligning the uterus, but is also very beneficial if you no longer have a uterus

Additional techniques to complement the Arvigo techniques according to individual need (i.e.: flower essences, Cranial Sacral, chi nei tsang, etc.)

Consult focused on lifestyle changes

Additionally, herbal remedies and other natural products are available that may enhance the effect of the Arvigo treatment and may be indicated based on the lifestyle consult.

Follow-up care depends on individual goals and results. You and I work together to ensure your individual health care needs either through Arvigo techniques or referral to additional health care providers when necessary to achieve your goals.


"Touching The Core, The Heart and Intelligence of Mayan Abdominal Massage"
from Massage and Bodywork Magazine a great article on Maya abdominal massage.

Opening the Door to Fertility Article

MAM Fertility Protocol
(The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™
Maya Abdominal Massage Fertility Support Guidelines)

Please call or email me to set up an appointment for this important work.

The initial appointment is 1.5 hours and includes going over your two-page intake form which I will have sent you before the session,

Each session after this is 45-60 minutes and is at a lesser rate than the initial appointment.



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Last updated:  September 27, 2012