April is a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™. This modality addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs and helps them return to more optimal functioning. ATMAT is founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage, which is an external, non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted in order to restore the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.
April is providing this healing work to clients privately. Please contact her via email or call for more information or an appointment.
Benefits for Women
"The uterus is the woman's center. If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be..."
~Mayan Healer Don Elijio Panti
Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side. A fall or a car accident could cause this.
A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. When a uterus is out of place, it can cause painful, heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, PMS/depression, painful sex, pelvic floor heaviness and many other issues. Many women don't know what a normal cycle is and whether theirs is within that realm of normal. Too many women suffer from their menstrual cycles needlessly to the point where they are advised to eliminate their cycles altogether with hormonal therapy (Mirena IUD, birth control pills). These modern medicine options can be useful, but there are less invasive ways to regulate and work with our bodies. Women are generally told, "Your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don't worry about it." Common doesn't mean normal. A tipped uterus can be the underlying reason/etiology of the symptoms and dysfunction. Hormonal therapy doesn't fix the etiology.
Women can have a long list of physical and emotional symptoms can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or 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. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery can be diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
1. Dysmennorhea or painful periods
2. Late, early or irregular periods
3. Dark or thick blood at onset, during,
or at end of menstruation
4. Headache or migraine with period
5. Dizziness with period
7. Blood clots during menstruation
and excessive bleeding
8. Chronic miscarriages
9. Premature deliveries
10. Weak newborn, infants
11. False pregnancies
12. Difficult pregnancy/’incompetent’ uterus,
spotting during pregnancy
13. Fertility Issues
14. Failure to ovulate regularly
15. Painful ovulation
16. Frequent Urination
17. Bladder Infections
19. Varicose veins of the legs and hemorrhoids
20. Tired, weak legs
21. Numb legs and feet especially when
standing still for a while
22. Sore heels when walking
23. Low back ache
Symptoms of Congestion
26. Uterine Polyps and Uterine Fibroids
27. Uterine Infections
28. Vaginal yeast conditions/vaginitis
29. Painful intercourse
30. Undiagnosed pelvic pain
32. Difficult menopause
33. Cancer of the cervix, uterus, or colon
34. Low energy
Benefits for Men
Men benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage techniques as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.
Digestive and Emotional Benefits for Men and Women
Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage. Many common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Indigestion, Constipation, and heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using the techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
- Crohn's Disease
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Chronic indigestion or heartburn
- Restricted breathing due to tension
- Gas, bloating, belching