Abdominal Therapy

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Abdominal Therapy is a noninvasive, external massage technique.  This specialized therapy focuses on mobility and proper positioning (alignment) of abdominal and reproductive organs.  We work with women of all ages to support fertility, women's health, digestive health, and prenatal/postpartum wellness.

 

Why is abdominal and reproductive organ mobility and alignment important? When these organs are immobile and out of alignment, there can be a major restriction of blood flow, hormone flow, lymph flow and nerve flow to the entire abdomen. This often shows up as women’s health dysfunction, fertility challenges, and digestive dysfunction.

 

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The good news - these issues can be addressed. During sessions, we’ll gently mobilize and reposition abdominal and reproductive organs, and restore blood flow, hormone flow, lymph flow and nerve flow - optimizing health and function to the reproductive and digestive systems.

 

Sessions are tailored to each client and their goals. Abdominal Therapy is a blend of Mayan Abdominal therapy, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, clinical massage, cupping and other appropriate modalities. We will address the entire abdomen (between the ribs and pubic bone); along with the low back, hips, and sacrum, as appropriate. 

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What conditions do we support? 

Fertility & Pregnancy

  • Unexplained infertility

  • IVF preparation

  • IUI support

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis

  • Diminished ovarian reserve

  • Recurrent pregnancy loss

  • Absent or irregular cycle

  • Tilted uterus

  • Prenatal and postpartum care

Women's Health

  • Pelvic pain

  • Incontinence or frequent urination

  • Absent, irregular, or painful menstrual cycle

  • Spotting

  • Tilted uterus

  • Prolapse of the uterus or cervix

  • Pain during sex

  • Pelvic numbness

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • PMS 

  • Injury to the sacrum

  • Fibroids or cysts

  • Menopause

Digestive Health

  • Constipation

  • IBS

  • Chronic bloating

  • Acid reflux

  • Chronic​ heartburn

Frequently asked questions
 
When should I schedule my Initial Visit?

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How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on symptoms and health care goals. With mild symptoms, a minimum of 3-4 sessions over 3 months is recommended.

What should I eat before my session?

Eat a light meal or snack 2-3 hours before your session.

What to expect from an Abdominal Therapy session?

During your initial visit (90 minutes) plan to:

  • Review of your comprehensive intake for​m to set heath goals & determine a treatment plan

  • Receive an Abdominal Therapy session

  • Learn self-massage techniques

During your follow up session (60 minutes) plan to:

  • Receive an Abdominal Therapy session

  • Review self-massage techniques

When is Abdominal Therapy contraindicated?

  • After childbirth. Clients can return 6 weeks following a normal vaginal birth or 3 months following a C-section

  • When cancer or an active infection is present in the abdomen

  • During the first trimester of pregnancy

  • When an IUD is present 

Abdominal Therapy is a complementary therapy to enhance health and wellness. If you have a serious medical condition, please consult with your health care provider.