Abdominal massage, also referred to as visceral manipulation, is gaining popularity as an effective health care treatment for abdominal imbalances and discomfort. With so many of your vital health systems harmoniously located in the abdominal cavity, visceral manipulation provides massage therapists access to the gastrointestinal tract, important circulatory vessels, and other major organs. Improving blood flow and releasing restrictions in the organ tissue is a primary goal of visceral manipulation, and it makes sense that the effects of visceral massage would promote healing in many different layers of our body, after all everything is connected.
The GI system can benefit from abdominal massage in a few different ways. Diaphragmatic release techniques can help those suffering from acid reflux conditions by reducing diaphragmatic compression of the stomach. The same diaphragmatic releases can also be used to improve breathing volume, and improve asthma symptoms.
Additionally, Visceral Manipulation will give your digestive system a boost in processing the fats your body absorbs from your diet. And if your body is feeling sluggish eliminating any waste or toxins, large intestine clearing techniques can help keep bowel movements regular. (There are even techniques that you can learn to do at home.)
The circulatory system is responsible for supplying nutrients and removing toxins from each individual cell in your body. It does a pretty good job, but areas of recurrent stress or trauma build up adhesions that restrict the blood flow and limit tissue function. Working with the abdominal mesentery and the circulatory vessels that supply the organs, massage therapists can reduce organ stress that causes circulatory restrictions and improve the health of organ tissue.
Women are quickly discovering that visceral manipulation techniques can support their reproductive health. Positive outcomes have been reported from clients receiving ovarian massage to promote fertility, as well as from clients receiving massage to reducing discomfort associated with IUDs or painful periods. Procedures such as Cesarean sections and hysterectomies are common surgeries associated with women's health, but any surgery is a critical time to sEek out the benefits of abdominal massage.
Taking care of of your abdominal organs leads to a long list of health benefits, this is why it is at the top of the list of priorities for most physicians analyzing your health. Physically moving blockages and tension with Visceral Manipulation techniques provides results that cannot be achieved through other therapies or medications. In fact almost nothing can replace the hands on approaches of massage therapy. We take pride in knowing that by supporting your abdominal health to be free of debris and restriction, you will be on your way to a pain free and healthy life.