What is Abdominal Massage? | Visceral Massage

 Published November 14, 2020 | Updated November 19, 2020

What is Abdominal Massage? | Visceral Massage

What we call abdominal massages are massages that address the soft tissues and internal organs of the abdominal and pelvic cavity, the latter two cavities together referred to as the Abdominopelvic cavity or simply the Abdominal cavity. In this part of the body, you’ll find the stomach, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, the gallbladder, the small and large intestines, the urinary bladder and internal reproductive organs.

Abdominal massages also work with the diaphragm (the muscular and membranous partition of the abdominal and thoracic cavity). Mind that some types of abdominal massages also include work with the thoracic cavity, addressing, for instance, the lungs and esophagus. By the way, Abdominal Massage is also labeled Visceral Massage, Organ Massage, Belly Massage, or Stomach Massage.

Abdominal Massage is typically a therapeutic massage modality that applies deep tissue massage techniques to heal or alleviate a range of health issues, such as digestive and circulation problems, genital or reproductive issues, or back and postural problems. Additionally, abdominal massages may also be aimed at general detoxification of the body, or at emotional, sexual or trauma release.

Massage work in the abdominal area mainly aims at alleviating muscle tensions and contractions, resolving tissue adhesions, releasing connective tissue and fascia tension, loosening up scar tissue, and stimulating blood and lymph circulation. A core concept behind the healing power of Abdominal Massage is to give the internal organs space, their proper place, and the ability to move and function freely while being nurtured by a healthy blood supply.

Popular general abdominal massage modalities are Chi Nei Tsang, Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Ampuku Abdominal Massage. Some well-known specializations, which are then often called Genital Massage or Reproductive Organs Massage (Fertility Massage), are Karsai Nei Tsang, Jabkasai, Maya Abdominal Massage, Urut Batin Manhood Massage, and Juagen Massage, among other modalities.

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