Abdominal Massage for Women's Health

Abdominal Therapy is a noninvasive, external massage technique.  This specialized therapy focuses on mobility and proper positioning (alignment) of abdominal and reproductive organs.  

When abdominal and reproductive organs are in proper alignment, hormones, blood, and lymph fluid are unrestricted and able to circulate properly. When these organs are out of alignment, the flow of these essential substances is inhibited, leading to health dysfunction. Mis-alignment in even one of these organs will have a detrimental impact on the surrounding organs and systems of the abdomen.

Common women's health issues such as incontinence, painful periods, and heaviness in the pelvis, are often considered "normal" by many health professionals. Yes, these are very common issues, but they are not normal. Most of the time these issues can be corrected, or greatly improved.

 

During sessions, an assessment of any mis-alignments will be made. Then we'll gently mobilize and reposition those organs, optimizing health and function to the reproductive and digestive systems.

Frequently, women are experiencing multiple women's health conditions or symptoms. All will be addressed during sessions, along with any digestive health or fertility concerns.

 

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What women's health conditions do we support? 

  • Absent or irregular cycle

  • Painful ovulation or cycle

  • Incontinence or frequent urination

  • Pelvic numbness

  • Prolapse of the uterus or cervix

  • Pelvic pain

  • Postpartum care

  • Menopause

  • Pain during sex

  • Heaviness in the pelvis

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis

  • PMS or PMDD

  • Spotting

  • Tilted uterus

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Fibroids or cysts

  • Injury to the sacrum or coccyx

  • Surgical recovery

  • Repeated pregnancies close together

Frequently asked questions 

When should I schedule my Initial Visit?

Scheduling an initial visit is optimal anytime. If you get a period, and part of your cycle is uncomfortable or painful, aim to schedule outside of those days. 

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

The entire abdomen will be addressed during sessions (between the ribs and pubic bone); along with the low back and hips, as appropriate. All abdominal therapy is external.

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.

  • 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

  • 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