Abdominal massage

Abdominal massage

Have you ever had abdominal massage? If you haven’t, then you have been missing out.

Let me start by saying that the abdomen is an important area that holds most of your major organs like, the stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, intestines, and urinary system.

For the female abdomen in the lower part, you also have the uterus, the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. The abdomen is the largest space in the body which lies between the chest and the pelvis.

The front of your abdomen, you have your abdominal muscles, transversus, rectus, external and internal obliques.

The spine that is associated with the abdomen is the lumber spine (L-spine), which everyone knows as your lower back. There are a lot of muscles that attaches to L-spine, but the main ones are psoas that sits deep into your abdomen which helps flexes and lateral rotate your thigh at the hip. It also flexes the trunk at the hip and flexes the trunk laterally.

Did you know that having tight psoas can cause unrelated symptoms such as back pain, leg pain, hip pain, bladder pain, pelvic pain and digestive issues? It can also contribute to PMS symptoms.

The benefits of abdominal massage can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, your “rest and digest” response. It encourages better digestion function, relieves constipation and helps improve bowel movements and frequency, and improves posture and connective tissue mobility. For females, it helps alleviate PMS pains. It can also release physical tension and emotional stress that some people don’t realize they have.

Given that there are so many benefits to abdominal massage why not try it out and see what it can do for you?