Maya Medicine & Abdominal Therapy

The H.A.R.T. Method—Beyond Maya Abdominal Therapy

A unique synthesis of Maya Abdominal Therapy with Techniques from the Aztec, Nahuatl and Mixteca cultures.  The H.A.R.T. Method—Beyond Maya Abdominal Therapy—offers deeply supportive, profound, elegant treatments and classes which may aid in alleviation of reproductive, urinary, digestive and back pain issues for Individuals.

It all starts with the Holistic Abdominal Relief Therapy. Kimberly Hart, founder of Adagio, first learned this amazing healing method from the Maya tradition. Often known as Maya Abdominal Therapy, this technique traditionally helps reproductive health, fertility, digestive issues, urinary challenges, back pain and many other concerns. After studying for well over a decade years in the Maya Medicine tradition with many teachers (Maestros), Kimberly then began learning with Elders of the Nahuatl, Aztec, Mixteca, Ancient European and Eastern Traditions, adding to her knowledge of the Abdominal Therapies with them as well as additional traditional healing methods.

Kimberly also developed special techniques in response to requests and health challenges from clients and midwives in the United States and Minnesota area. After working with clients successfully applying this unified Method for many years, Kimberly’s teacher in the Nahuatl & Aztec Traditions and Curanderismo, Rita Navarrete Perez, insistent that she teach what she has learned and developed. Rita stated that the medicine is needed and must be spread to help the people. Thus, Kimberly solidified and established the unique H.A.R.T. Method of Holistic Abdominal Relief Therapy, which includes traditional healing techniques from the Maya, Aztec, Nahuatl, and Mixteca as well as conventional modalities.

H.A.R.T. Method: Beyond Maya Abdominal Therapy is a natural non-invasive technique treating:

Female Anatomy:

  • Digestive complaints

  • Fertility issues

  • Painful/Irregular menstruation

  • Menopausal symptoms

  • Bladder issues/dysfunction

  • Varicose veins

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Fibroids

Male Anatomy:

  • Digestive complaints

  • Weak tired legs

  • Backache

  • Difficult, painful or incomplete urination

  • Prostate enlargement/discomfort

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Fertility issues

What is it?

Maya Abdominal Therapy is an ancient technique that has been known and practiced by healers for thousands of years. It represents an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives, healers and shamans. The treatment assists in improving the vital flow of fluids and energy to nourish and repair the reproductive and digestive organs and systems.

Maya Abdominal Therapy is an external, non-invasive and nurturing treatment of the abdominal area. Using only the hands, we assist in the return of digestive and reproductive organs to their appropriate anatomical position. 

Why do it?

The organs of the abdomen and pelvis, including the uterus, ovaries, prostate and intestines, may have shifted, or become swollen or inflamed, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. Blockage of the flow of fluids and chi through the pelvis can be a primary cause for a long list of symptoms. These may include but are not limited to: pelvic floor pain, digestive issues, poor circulation in legs, prostate enlargement or discomfort, low back pain, frequent urination and incontinence, bladder infections, fertility challenges, painful periods, irregular periods, PMS, vaginal yeast conditions, endometriosis, painful intercourse, varicose veins, endocrine (hormonal) issues, and aching legs.

What causes this to happen?

Poor pelvic alignment, car accidents, chronic constipation and straining and other stresses to the ligaments that support the abdominal and reproductive organs, falls to the sacrum, running on cement surfaces, repeated pregnancies close together and extended pushing during childbirth, to name a few.

What is a treatment like?

This varies for each individual; however, a basic treatment involves a discussion of your medical and lifestyle history, symptoms and goals for treatment. We will assess the pelvic alignment, pelvic/abdominal tension, swelling or position of your uterus. We will utilize Maya Abdominal Therapy to assist in the proper positioning as needed. You will also be shown an abdominal self-care treatment that will enable you to treat yourself at home. Your treatment session may also include discussion of associated natural therapies.

“Give nature just half a chance and she has a miracle in store for everyone.” Dr. Rosita Arvigo

Appointments available with Kimberly S. Hart (contact us), Karen Townsend, Keyena McKenzie, Melanie Metz, Tracey Lapointe

For classes in the H.A.R.T. Method, visit the H.A.R.T. Method Website, or our Adagio classes page.