Abdominal massage is a method of directly affecting the organs and soft tissues below the ribs, the organs primarily associated with digestion and fertility, but which have an affect on all of your physical processes.
This style of massage is about freeing tissues up so that a balance is restored, a natural flow. It can have a profound impact on your experience of life.
We literally are what we eat. The state of your digestion is therefore not only important in terms of your experience of life in the short term, but how your body functions and feels overall throughout your life. If you regularly experience discomfort, constipation, bloating, or any other digestive discomfort, abdominal massage is a means of directly dissipating these problems.
This style of massage can also be used to ease the breathing, which can make you calmer and have a positive knock-on effect on the abdomen. The movement of the lungs is one of the rhythms that that opens and closes the spaces in the body, and helps circulation at multiple levels. When the breath is not stuck in the chest, but able to expand to its full extent throughout the abdomen, it can help to relieve a sense of stuckness, and relieves the heart from having to strain to deliver blood everywhere that needs it.
In treatment, I use a combination of back and abdominal massage to balance both the circulation throughout the whole of the lower abdomen. These areas work in harmony, and expand and contract together. I consider it important to therefore look at whether there are areas of tightness in both.
If you would like to find out more about this style of massage, or have any questions at all, please contact me