Abdominal Self-Massage is increasingly taught around the world and is a Self-Care treatment designed to stimulate abdominal, emotional, digestive and/or reproductive health, to name the most important applications.
Just like an Abdominal Massage given by a qualified therapist, an Abdominal Self-Massage works mainly on/in the abdominal region, that is, with the abdominal and pelvic muscles and with the internal organs.
Additionally, a Self-Massage can also include applying acupressure on certain points around the feet or abdomen, a form of reflexology, with the idea that these (acupressure) points correspond with the internal organs.
It’s thought that an Abdominal Self-Massage can come to help to increase blood circulation to the genital and other internal organs, diminish painful cramps and back pains, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, can break up adhesions and scar tissue, heal or strengthen the reproductive organs and the endocrine system, and detox the liver, to just name some of the health benefits.
Some well-known abdominal massages, such as, for instance, Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage or Maya Abdominal Massage can be learned to be applied on oneself. Moreover, you will find a wealth of self-help courses and workshops on the Internet that teach doing general abdominal or fertility massages for one’s own benefit.
In any case, it’s of course wise to officially learn to do an Abdominal Self-Massage and not to start experimenting. The abdominal cavity worked on is an important and complicated part of our body and needs proper handling.