Dr. Rosita Arvigo and Judith Brooks at the class for Traditional Maya Healing Approaches for Body, Mind and Spirit February 2019

Abdominal Therapy Collective (ATC)

Abdominal Therapy Collective (ATC) is founded on an ancient Maya technique of ABDOMINAL MASSAGE. This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.

Abdominal Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen. It addresses and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen. This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR AND BALANCE.

Abdominal Therapy Collective (ATC) supports and enhances health and wellness throughout the life cycle for women, men, and children.
The following are the most common symptoms and conditions that this may help address:

FOR EVERYONE (infancy to elderly)

  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)
  • Muscular Tension Urinary System (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Fertility Enhancement
  • Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery, etc.)


  • Menstrual Disorders (painful/ irregular periods)
  • Pre-Conception through Postpartum Discomforts of Pregnancy; Birth Preparation
  • C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic Organ Congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Chronic bladder/yeast infections
  • Pelvic organ prolapse


  • Early stages of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction


  • Comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs focusing on reproductive and digestive health
  • Upper and lower abdominal massage to help:
    Align reproductive and abdominal organs to optimal position
    Improve circulation to organs
    Promote vital flow to support the body’s inherent healing capacity
  • Evaluation of and application of bodywork to improve alignment of spine
  • Instruction in self-care massage to enhance your professional session.
  • *recommendations of complimentary modalities to support your health and wellness that may include:
      Faja – a traditional lower abdomen support wrap
      Bajos – traditional herbal pelvic steam bath of the Maya
      Castor oil packs
      Nutritional and herbal support
      Lifestyle education

Your practitioner will work with you to address your specific needs. Typically, 2-3 professional sessions (at a mini-mum) are required to address most conditions. Clients who perform their self-care massage on a routine basis report an improvement in their symptoms.

*Note: supportive modalities are recommended by practitioners based on his/her professional license, scope of practice, as well as client needs.


Judith with ceiba tree at Arco Iris Farm in Belize 2019


Judith Brooks L. Ac. #133 and LMBT #1313 is a certified Spiritual Healer thru Abdominal Therapy Collective (ATC). She is trained in the Techniques of Abdominal therapy and uses this healing practice to treat both men and women.

“Judith Brooks is a compassionate and skilled practitioner. I have been going to her for several years for Abdominal Therapy. She always listens carefully to my concerns, but beyond that she seems to listen with all of her senses as she uses Abdominal Therapy to bring my body into balance and harmony. My digestive issues have disappeared using Abdominal Therapy and issues with glucose metabolism have improved. Judith taught me a self-care technique for ABT that I can use at home, and it has proved especially helpful for helping me relax.” P.M., Graham, NC

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