Benefits of Abdominal Massage

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Abdominal massage is a healing technique used by many ancient cultures, including the Mayans, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Thai Therapeutic Massage. However, when we get a massage in the United States, this part of our body is rarely touched. The abdomen is where the majority of our organs reside and giving this area of our bodies attention can have many benefits. 

In the chakra system, the abdomen is home to the first three chakras. These include the root chakra, which is related to stability, safety, and our basic needs; the sacral chakra which is related to creativity, sexuality, pleasure, and self worth; and the solar plexus chakra, which is related to our personal power. The underlying organs in our abdomen include the bladder, reproductive organs, digestive organs, and more. Focusing massage over these area can help to release deep tension, increase blood flow, and reopen blocked or stagnant qi (energy). 

The most obvious benefit of stomach massage is that it can aid digestion, but so much of our health can be improved by healing our abdomen. The gut holds a significant portion of our immune system and is also related to brain health, including memory and emotional health.

If our gut health is suffering, we’ll feel the ramifications throughout our whole body. Self abdominal massage is simple and easy and can help stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems, improve digestive issues, decrease PMS symptoms and benefit fertility, release physical and emotional stress, and may even help reduce abdominal circumference. Maintain optimal abdominal health through a nutritious diet, movement, stress management, enough sleep—and regular abdominal massage.

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