Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

Physical therapy is a powerful way to care for your body and support your overall wellness. At Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., we offer a specialized technique called Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) as part of our therapeutic services. Built upon indigenous traditions of Mayan healers, this type of therapy focuses on bringing the abdomen into balance. Learn more about ATMAT and its benefits and amplify your fertility now with Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

What is ATMAT?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy were developed in the 1980s by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician and master herbalist. Naprapathy is the practice of identifying constricted connective tissues in the body and returning them to their natural state. Dr. Arvigo spent decades studying under traditional Mayan healers in Central America. She went on to found the Arvigo Institute, which trains bodywork practitioners around the world.

ATMAT is a noninvasive technique that can help improve blood flow to the organs and ensure they are in the correct position. Drawing on abdominal techniques that have been used by indigenous healers for hundreds of years, ATMAT can be used on patients of all ages and gender identities.

Benefits of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

Trauma, disease, or injury can put stress on the abdominal and pelvic organs, restricting the flow of energy. The external abdominal techniques of ATMAT promote improved organ function. This healing modality is perhaps best known for correcting a prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus. However, ATMAT can also help treat individuals with conditions including:

  • Benign prostate enlargement
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Infertility
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Menstrual conditions
  • Migraines and chronic pain
  • Postpartum symptoms and C-section recovery
By stimulating blood flow to the abdominal area and gently repositioning internal organs, ATMAT can support optimal digestive and reproductive health. Some women also choose to use Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy alongside assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments as it may be performed before an egg retrieval or embryo transfer.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

During your first therapy session, we will spend time going over your health history, lifestyle, and any current symptoms or concerns. Your therapist will provide a noninvasive manipulation of the upper and lower abdomen to improve circulation and nerve conduction. They may also work on your lower back or hips to encourage lymphatic drainage.

When the therapy is complete, your practitioner will discuss any next steps and home care for any chronic issues affecting the abdominal area. You should drink plenty of water afterward to help the body stay hydrated.

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Other Services at Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other services, including:

  • Acupuncture: Grounded in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture uses thin, sterile steel needles to simulate different points along the energy pathways in a person’s body. Acupuncture can be used to treat chronic pain, inflammation, and issues like migraines or sports injuries.
  • LED light therapy: Our 30-minute light therapy sessions are painless and non-invasive. We use pads of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to reduce chronic pain and improve circulation. We also offer phototherapy patches so you can take advantage of the healing power of light at home.
  • Microbiome test and consultation: An analysis of a patient’s gut microbiome can help identify digestive tract issues that could affect overall health. We use genetic sequencing of a stool sample to analyze the microorganisms in the gut and recommend dietary changes or other adjustments.

We can also suggest specific nutritional supplements based on your specific health concerns or goals.

Come to the #1 Pain Relief Clinic in Syracuse

Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., and her team are dedicated to using techniques like Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy to help clients remove obstacles to healing and live healthier lives. Based in Syracuse, NY, and serving individuals in the surrounding area, Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. also offers telehealth consultations for your convenience. To request an appointment, call our office at 315-247-8613 or contact us today to amplify your fertility now.