The exact health benefits of abdominal massages depend very much on the specific type of Abdominal Massage, but as a whole, it’s thought that abdominal therapies can solve a vast range of pathologies, illnesses and discomforts. In this post, we’ll give you a high level overview of the possible results of abdominal massage therapies.
Now, it’s clear that the abdominal cavity is a very important part of the body, containing not only vital organs, such as the liver, kidneys and the intestines, but also the reproductive organs. It’s obvious that dysfunction of internal organs can lead to a whole range of discomforts and illnesses, yet of course, the kind of illness depends on which organs are affected.
One of the core ideas behind abdominal massage therapy is that the internal organs cannot function properly if they are displaced (dislocated), are squeezed, pulled, don’t have an optimal working nervous system, or a healthy blood supply and proper lymphatic drain. In addition, in traditional Asian medicine systems it’s thought that blockages of the flow of so-called Life Energy (Qi or Prana) is one of the main causes of ailments.
Abdominal Massage therapists believe that most of the problems mentioned above arise due to muscle tensions and contractions, physical or psychological trauma, connective tissue adhesions and scar tissue. Subsequently, abdominal therapy is aimed at diminishing or releasing those.
As for traumas, some health issues may be the result of physical trauma, such as surgery, an accident, pregnancy or childbirth. By contrast, it’s also strongly believed that emotional trauma, stress and anxiety, including spiritual imbalances, can cause muscle contractions and tensions, nervous dysfunctions, or can directly influence organ functions. Note that depending on the kind of emotions, certain organs can be affected.
In any case, let’s take a look at some of the areas where abdominal massages (also called visceral massages or internal organ massages) can bring relief or healing:
Abdominal Massage can help with fertility problems by, for instance, increasing egg and sperm quality, resolving or reducing irregular menstrual periods, ovulatory disorders, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, prolapsed organs, hormonal imbalances, prostate health issues, and uterine and ovarian adhesions.
Problems related to the functions of the large and small intestines, the stomach, esophagus, and gallbladder can be alleviated. In general, overall digestion can be improved. Specific issues like bloating, excessive gas, heartburn, gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea may be resolved.
Miscellaneous Health Issues
Apart from the health problems mentioned above, abdominal massage therapy may also alleviate back pains, bladder or yeast infections, low energy levels, scar tissue, and headaches and migraines, among other discomforts or ailments.