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Abdominal massage

In Eastern philosophy, special attention is paid to abdominal massage, a practice that is not very widespread in the West. According to this approach, the accumulation of stress and negative emotions could lead to tension and energy blockages, which can cause discomfort to the vital organs. Abdominal massage is a technique that relaxes the abdominal area and creates a state of well-being in the person receiving it.

Benefits

Abdominal massage has many physiological benefits, such as:

  • Boosting the metabolism;
  • Providing high levels of relaxation;
  • Activating intestinal movement;
  • Improving digestion;
  • Relieving intestinal bloating.

In addition, abdominal massage helps to control stress, soothe emotions and slow mental activity.

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Proceedings

Although abdominal massage is an integral part of some massage therapy techniques, it can be integrated with any other massage therapy session. The therapist can massage the abdominal area during the treatment. This technique is generally practiced with oil, but can also be done over clothing.

Contraindications

The contraindications for abdominal massage are the same as for most techniques: fever, infection, wounds or skin problems and a history of heart problems. In addition, if you have a hernia or intestinal or stomach ulcer, have a tumour or have high blood pressure, abdominal massage may not be recommended. For women, an inflamed uterus or heavy periods may be contraindicated. In general, it is advisable to wait a few hours after eating before receiving an abdominal massage.

 

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