ARVIGO THERAPY

WHAT IS ATMAT? 

ATMAT (Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy) focuses on healing physical and emotional/ spiritual ailments in the abdomen and womb. It helps to release stored energy that no longer serves you; develops an in-depth, balanced connection to your creative center; and also treats physical conditions like endometriosis, displaced uterus, infertility, digestive issues, painful/ excessive menstruation, fibroids, previous cesarean section, even prostate complications. ATMAT centers around six critical systems in the body: circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, nervous, reproductive, and musculoskeletal. Each of these systems is addressed through external non-invasive massage techniques to pelvic and abdominal organs, increasing blood flow, nerve stimulation, lymphatic drainage, and production of digestive juices to encourage the body to return to balance and self-awareness. During pregnancy, this modality is useful for relieving stress and pressure in the pelvis; encouraging optimal circulation in the uterus; releasing scar tissue and ligament tension surrounding the sacrum and coccyx; and providing greater mobility and space in the pelvis for delivery. Treatment modifications are made for infants and children with digestive issues. ATMAT is also an effective treatment post-cesarean to promote uterine healing and soften scar tissue. Combined with nutritional counseling, herbal supplements, and regular self-care, ATMAT has been shown to improve quality of life, increasing awareness of and connection to the body’s natural healing abilities. Self-care is a critical aspect of a healthy, meaningful life. I believe ATMAT and self-care are synonymous.

According to her book “Sastun, My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer,” Rosita Arvigo, a naprapath and herbalist from Chicago, traveled to Belize to raise her family and study ethnobotany. During her time there, she earned the trust of a local Maya shaman named Don Elijio Panti and became his apprentice, learning traditional wisdom passed down from generations of healers in the Belize rainforest. Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy is the result of Rosita’s 30 years of training and experience as a holistic healer, including her 10-year apprenticeship with Don Elijio and traditional Mayan midwife Miss Hortense. I learned from teachers who studied directly with Rosita and had the pleasure of studying with her in person, and I consider myself to be a part of this rich history and lineage of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

ATMAT Packages and Fees

ATMAT PROFESSIONAL CARE TREATMENT

$ 85

Follow Up Treatment 60 mins

Any time of month except during menstruation

“A follow up visit includes an intake of any changes or observations since the last session, the bajos, and a hands on ATMAT treatment”

ATMAT PROFESSIONAL CARE TREATMENT

$ 200

Initial Treatment 1.5-2 hrs

This may be any time of month except during menstruation; self-care routine w/ self-care kit provided.

”This initial visit includes a review of complete health history, bajos (pelvic steam bath), hands on ATMAT treatment, castor oil pack, a self-care lesson and a personal self-care kit for home use.”

ATMAT FERTILITY SUPPORT PACKAGES

Apple Blossom:  $285
1-month protocol

  • 2 visits, weekly for 2 weeks, then once a month if conception has not occurred ($85 ea. addl session); appointments after menses and prior to ovulation for optimal results; self-care routine w/ self-care kit.

“This 1-month treatment package is designed to support preconception for those actively trying to conceive. Includes 2 professional care treatments scheduled weekly for 2 weeks. Subsequent visits are scheduled once a month if conception has not occurred. A one on one ATMAT self-care lesson and a self-care kit for personal home use is also included. Appointments after menses and prior to ovulation for optimal results. Does not include herbal supplements.”

Orange Blossom:  $450
3-month protocol

  • 4 visits, weekly for 2 weeks, then once a month; appointments after menses and prior to ovulation for optimal results; self-care routine w/ self-care kit

“This 3-month treatment package is designed to support preconception. Includes 4 professional care treatments, visits scheduled weekly for 2 weeks, then once a month; one on one ATMAT self-care lesson and a self-care kit for home use. Appointments scheduled after menses and prior to ovulation for optimal results. Does not include herbal supplements.”

ATMAT PREGNANCY CARE PACKAGES

(beginning in 2nd trimester)


Taste of Honey:  $375

2 prenatal, 1 postpartum treatments (3 total, 28 & 36wga, 6wk PP)

Mama Bear:  $625

5 prenatal, 1 postpartum treatments (6 total, 22, 28, 32, 36, 40wga, 6wk PP

Queen Bee: $950
9 prenatal, 1 postpartum treatments (9 total, 18-40wga, 6wk PP)

“The pregnancy care packages are designed for prenatal support from the second to third trimesters, and then a professional care treatment at 6 weeks postpartum that includes a one on one ATMAT self-care lesson and a self-care kit for home use.”


ATMAT POSTPARTUM CARE AFTER CESAREAN

(beginning after 6wk PP)


Lotus Blossom:  $625

3-month protocol

6 visits, 2x a month

ATMAT tx, pelvic steam bath, castor oil pack, 2oz massage oil

Self-care routine w/ self-care kit

"This package is specifically designed for post-surgical delivery. It includes 6 ATMAT treatments 2x a month for three months, a one on one self-care lesson, and a self-care kit. Appointments begin at 6 weeks postpartum.”

BAJOS is a traditional pelvic steam bath used to increase blood, lymph, and energy circulation in the reproductive and sexual organs; detoxify the reproductive system; and treat conditions such as painful or irregular periods, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, displaced uterus, or inflamed prostate. Appropriate for all genders.

CASTOR OIL mega-9 fatty acid that acts as a skin moisturizer, laxative, and detoxifier. Taken internally, it has been historically used to address digestive disorders and induce labor.*  For topical use, castor oil packs serve to soothe abdominal and menstrual cramps, aid breast tenderness, shrink cysts and fibroids, dissolve scar tissue, encourage lymphatic drainage, detoxify the liver, increase circulation to pelvic organs, and nourish the skin.

*used with caution, recommended only under the direct supervision of a healthcare practitioner

@ Henry