Maya Abdominal Massage: Non-Invasive Technique for Reproductive Health

I have a tilted pelvis, which has caused me any number of problems during my lifetime. I keep it corrected with yoga and the Arvigo techniques of Maya Abdominal massage. When I experienced this technique the cause of all the menstrual pain and reproductive issues I have endured became clear to me. How I wish I knew then what I know now; instead let me pass it on for your health benefit.

Arvigo therapist Jennifer O’Hagan, explained to me how, “a tipped or displaced uterus is something like a dislocated shoulder. You take herbs or drugs for the inflammation and pain of a dislocated shoulder, but until the shoulder is re-aligned, function is impaired. The same is true for a displaced uterus, if it is not in the position nature intended, function is impaired.”

Anatomical drawings display a woman’s reproductive organs to be perfectly aligned, with the uterus leaning slightly over the bladder and supported by muscles and ligaments to hold it in place. However, due to physical issues such as a tilted pelvis, or ligaments weakened from childbirth, the uterus can shift and move downwards, backwards, left or right. This tilting or prolapse that occurs can create symptoms and health issues that modern medicine does not address. Rather, a women is told her condition is normal and is sent home to live with the consequences. And these can be many:

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus
  • PMS/Depression prior to menses
  • Abnormal, irregular or painful menses or ovulation
  • Fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis
  • Headaches/migraines with menses
  • Chronic vaginitis and yeast infections
  • Peri-menopause or menopausal symptoms
  • Fertility issues
  • Miscarriages or difficult pregnancy
  • Painful intercourse

The Maya Abdominal massage treatment is a non-invasive, drug free alternative involving a slow, deep, external treatment of the abdomen and back to soften muscles, adjust the uterus, and open up blockages to the flow of blood, lymph, and nerve pathways. The therapist will also demonstrate self care techniques to be done at home in order to support the healing process. Not just used to treat female reproductive issues, this treatment is beneficial for men as well, helping to promote a fresh supply of blood to the prostate, preventing swelling and inflammation. For individuals with digestive disorders such as IBS, indigestion, constipation and heartburn, Maya Abdominal massage can help alleviate the symptoms, along with proper diet and some herbal supplements.

The Arvigo Techniques originated with the ancient Mayan’s and were passed along to Dr. Rosita Arvigo from her mentor Don Elijio Panti, a Mayan Shaman from Belize, Central America. He taught that the uterus is the core of a woman. If it is out of balance, her whole life can be out of balance – physically, emotionally, and spiritually; and that most female troubles are caused by a wandering womb. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. By shifting the uterus back into place the natural balance of the body is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo sums up not only the results of using the Arvigo techniques, but the natural healing process of the body itself when she says, “Give nature half a chance, and she has a Miracle in store for everyone.”


Tina L.
Tina L3 years ago

Lovely massage article. Thanks
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.3 years ago

Really amazing blog!!! I enjoyed the complete article? enormous written.

Jenny-Lou M.
Jenny Weber6 years ago

I've been for an initial treatment and wow, did I feel better after! I'm excited to get another one next month. It's very gentle. However, since I am pregnant, I am sure the massage was modified for me.
To Suzanne L.: Where are you from? I have to drive an hour into London, ON for my massage, but it's worth it for me.

Ro H.
Ro H6 years ago


Dee Campbell
Deborah Campbell6 years ago

still don't know (except for steaming water) what is a Mayan massage....

Bob P.
Bob P6 years ago


Suzanne L.
Suzanne L6 years ago

Since I probably won't find a Mayan masseuse up here in Canada, I'd love to know how to do this myself. TY

Julianna D.
Juliana D8 years ago

Learned something new today, thanks for posting!

Karin Sch
Karin S8 years ago

Thank you!

King Jack
Past Member 8 years ago