Abdominal Massage for Digestive 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, digestive function is restricted, and the flow of these essential substances is inhibited, leading to digestive issues. 

Women with digestive health conditions, may also be experiencing women's health issues.  All will be addressed during sessions.

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What digestive conditions do we support? 

  • Constipation

  • IBS

  • Chronic bloating

  • Acid reflux

  • Chronic heartburn

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.