An abdominal massage can be described as the ultimate wellness massage. Most people say it’s more relaxing than they expect. Clients are draped throughout the massage to protect their modesty and all techniques are performed externally.

Abdominal massage includes the front and back, hips and sacrum, and concludes with neck and shoulder work.

Benefits of abdominal massage may help with:

  • Fertility challenges
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension
Abdominal Massage
Abdominal Massage


  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Repeated bladder or yeast infections (but not during infection)
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis (now standard protocol in Belizean hospitals)
  • Fertility Challenges* (see benefits for males also)
  • Peri-menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids (when not larger than a baseball)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic congestion, pain
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
  • Prenatal Massage


  • Fertility (Sperm Count and Quality) – *treatment works best when both partners are treated.
  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)

“My wife sent me to see Karen because of erectile dysfunction.  I was also getting up to pee multiple times every night and sometimes it would take more than 20 minutes to empty my bladder.  Since the third session, I’ve consistently only needed to get up once a night, it doesn’t take as long, and I have had no more problems in the bedroom!”  ~ Anonymous


Also called a vaginal steam or yoni steam, this traditional herbal remedy can have many benefits.  It’s not just for the vagina, as it is a treatment for the whole pelvic bowl. While warming and softening tissue, increasing circulation, and sloughing off old layers of debris to clear out at menstruation, it is also a lovely time for personal meditation and giving love to your womb space.  It may also benefit all genders experiencing pelvic congestion.

Although this service was popularized in the mainstream by actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2015, it is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years in many traditional cultures, in the east and west.  There are many ways to do steaming on your own, but I found it cumbersome until I had a specially made wood stool.  I now have two stools and offer rentals to my clients for a nominal fee to steam in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Pelvic Steaming


Don-Rosita-ArvigoI have trained extensively in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, which were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on her extensive apprenticeship with Maya healer Don Elijio Panti and her own education, training, and research as a naprapathic physician, along with a rich lineage of traditional healers in Belize. Rosita’s lifework, resulted in the the Abdominal Therapy Collective, a set of techniques which restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, hormones, nerve function, and qi (energy).

The pinnacle of my Arvigo® training has been traveling to Belize in 2018 for advanced clinical study with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, and later becoming a teacher of this amazing work. It is an honor to continue the legacy of my mentor, as well as traditional Maya healers, especially Don Elijio Panti, Miss Hortense Robinson and Miss Juana.

Practitioners of Rosita’s techniques in the Abdominal Therapy Collective report that many common health care symptoms are alleviated by these techniques. Organ functions are supported and enhanced.

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“I have struggled with digestive issues for many years and seen many traditional doctors without getting answers or resolutions. I have also battled with extremely painful and heavy menstrual cycles, leaving my ob/gyn’s to assume Endometriosis. At the time, I was also trying to conceive for many months and wanted to explore natural options before seeing a fertility doctor. I felt that I could benefit from all of Karen’s services and she was so kind to thoroughly explain her recommendations for treatment. She helped supply me with all the tools and resources to continue the self treatment at home after the initial massage. I noticed a difference right away, feeling less bloated, constipated and sluggish. I continued the self care massage as instructed for a month and felt better and better as time went on. The following month I was thrilled to discover that I became pregnant! After almost a year of trying to conceive and beginning to feel discouraged with my body, Karen was able to help me in more ways than I ever imagined! I truly feel that her amazing care and treatment is what helped my body heal from the inside out. I will continue to see Karen throughout my pregnancy and after. I could not recommend her more and am so thankful for that shoulder pain that brought me to her!! Thank you Karen!!! ~ Sarah C.