Do you ever notice the knot in your stomach?

Do you wonder what your digestive system is trying to tell you?  

Do you hope to someday have an easy menstrual cycle?


Your belly is a deep reservoir of wonder and for many, emotional holding.  This emotional holding can lead to many physical manifestations such as digestive issues, menstruation issues, shallow breathing, and other abdominal or pelvic issues and pain. With an integrative approach Moira explores the deep tissues of the belly and pelvis in a gentle yet deep and profound way. 

Abdominal session

What to expect from an initial session?

For the initial session, you should manage 2 hours for the following: 

Comprehensive review of personal history & health care goals

Abdominal massage will vary depending on the issue presented.  It may include massage to the muscles and fascia of the belly, pelvis, thorax and back, work to the abdominal and pelvic organs, orthopedic massage to sacral structures, working with blood movement through the abdomen. 

Additional complementary techniques according to individual need (i.e.: energy work, use of essential oils, sound healing, etc.)

Instruction in self care techniques, including ATMAT self massage, to support our work.

Herbal remedies and other natural products may be suggested to enhance the effect of the treatment and/or may be indicated based on personal history and health care goals.


Follow-up care depends on individual goals and results. Typically 3-4 sessions within 2-3 months time is usually the minimal sessions needed to see effective results.  This work is a partnership, we will work together to ensure your individual health care goals. This partnership requires your active participation in your health though self care tools, dietary and lifestyle changes.  If you do not feel that you can fully participate in this partnership then this may not be the right mode of bodywork for you.   


When should I NOT receive Abdominal Massage?

Contraindications to this treatment: Massage over the uterus is not recommended during menses or where an IUD is present. Massage over the rest of the abdomen is not recommended immediately after abdominal surgery, or if an active inflammation, infection, or cancer is present.


Techniques used in an abdominal massage

Arvigo TechniquesTM of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) 

(a specific form of Maya Abdominal Massage)

The Arvigo TechniquesTM of Maya Abdominal Massage are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs of the belly and pelvis that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. 

Thai Abdominal Massage -  Thai Abdominal Massage as taught by Felicity Joy is based upon traditional Thai women's abdominal massage. It cleans and stimulate the organs of digestion and at a deeper level works on the blood and lymph systems by flushing the organs. It improves the energy flow of the whole body by releasing blocks to stimulate flow and health. 

Visceral Manipulation  -  Organs associated with digestion  

Myofascial Release -  Softening of the connective fascia of the torso, belly, and pelvis, as well as reducing restriction from scars and abdominal adhesions.  

Benefits of abdominal massage

Most common female symptoms aided or relieved by pelvic massage:

  • Tilted Uterus
  • No Menstruation
  • Painful or irregular menses
  • Dark, thick fluids at onset & end of menses
  • PMS
  • Headaches/ Dizziness with menses
  • Lower Back Ache
  • Menstrual Blood Clots 
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Uterine infections 
  • Vaginitis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Difficult pregnancy & delivery
  • Prolapsed in the pelvis
  • Tired/achy/antsy legs or sore heals
  • Pudendal Nerve entrapment 


Abdominal massage can be a great complementary care choice when working with the following symptoms

  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Fibroids 

Most common male symptoms aided or relieved by abdominal massage: 

  • Prostate swelling and inflammation
  • Alleviates varicose veins
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Impotency problems
  • Frequent urination


Most common digestive complaints aided or relieved by abdominal massage

  • Chronic indigestion
  • Gas above and below (w/ diet change)
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • non acute IBS or Colitis
  • abdominal adhesions


The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal TherapyTM (ATMAT) combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is a non-invasive, external, massage that guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position and aligns the structures of the hip and sacrum to allow for optimum health and well-being.  


ATMAT addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.