PLEASE NOTE: I am no longer offering this treatment. I now offer visceral osteopathy which aims to treat the same issues. It is a more specific treatment, utilising more of a whole body approach, tailored much more specifically to the individual patient. The treatment uses a much wider variety of techniques. To learn more visit here.
What is Abdominal Massage?
Abdominal Massage is a non-invasive holistic treatment that may help address issues associated with the organs and systems of the abdominal and pelvic cavities. The treatment focuses primarily on massage of the abdomen but often includes massage of the back and sometimes the neck area.
The aim of treatment is to help release pressure and strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligaments within the pelvic region. It also aims to improve circulation in the area and encourage more efficient functioning.
The deep colon massage associated with the massage works to aid loosening of any hardened debris and to encourage natural movement. Abdominal Sacral Massage may also be complementary in managing stress by releasing held tension in the area.
Contraindications to Abdominal Massage
Three days prior and during menstruation
If you have a coil fitted (IUD) (cannot have uterine massage)
During Pregnancy and six weeks after birth (signed release form from midwife)
Any recent abdominal surgery/c-section (a signed release form will be required from your GP/Surgeon)
Any active infections/increase in temperature/fever
When taking analgesics (painkillers)
Cancer in the pelvic region
Bleeding from the bowel or with urination
Note: this is not an comprehensive list and there may be other conditions that may be contraindicated or need approval by our general practitioner/specialist.
First treatments require a case history consultation.
It is recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothing.
Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours prior to the treatment.
For further information on Abdominal Sacral Massage visit the School of Abdominal Massage.