Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) are non-invasive manual manipulations used to address abdominal and pelvic health complaints.  It is a modern adaptation of ancient Mayan healing and modern medical techniques.  The goal of the Arvigo abdominal therapy is to reposition internal organs (i.e. uterus and intestines) and their supporting stuctures that are not in their correct position.  If our internal organs are not in their optimal position, restrictions in blood and lymph flow in addition to nerve and energy pathways occur. These restrictions can lead to a long list of symptoms involving the uterus, bladder, colon, and prostate.

– Infertility
– Incontinence
– Hormone Imbalances
– Prolapsed Uterus

-Bladder Infection
-Painful Intercourse
-Varicose Veins
-Vaginal Infections

-Painful Periods
-Pelvic Pain
-Uterine Fibroids

-Irregular Menses
-Ovarian Cysts
-Uterine Polyps

-Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
-Prevention of Prostate Cancer


-Pelvic Pain

Females & Males:
-Back Pain
-Eliminating Old Scar Tissue from Abdominal Surgery

-Nausea After Meals

-Bladder Infections
-Tired Weak Arms & Legs

-Varicose Veins

During your initial appointment for abdominal therapy, Dr. Katie Mercer will show you a personalized self-care massage to enhance the benefits of the treatment you received from her. These self-care techniques are to be done at home on a regular basis to empower you to take an active role in your healing and to speed up your healing process.


Abdominal massage is not performed for 5 days before and during menses, with an IUD, in the first month postpartum and for 6-12 weeks after abdominal/pelvic surgery.