How to Give an Abdominal Massage

In this article you will learn how to give an abdominal massage and know the benefits of abdominal massage.

Benefits of abdominal massage

1. An abdominal massage helps aid poor digestion. Stimulation of digestive system through an abdominal massage helps your digestive system run more smoothly.

2. Abdominal massage is also beneficial in constipation. It stimulates the peristalsis of the small intestines, tones up the muscles of the abdomen walls and mechanically eliminates the contents of both large and small intestines.

Things needed for abdominal massage –

Pillows for your partner’s comfort, towel or sheet for cover and massage oil.

Steps for abdomen massage –

The abdomen is a soft area protecting vital organs, so please be gentle. Fold the towel or blanket down to a couple of inches below the navel.

1. Dim the lights and play some soothing music. Try to make the room relaxing and calming for your partner.

2. Apply oil, starting just under the rib cage, working down and out towards the waist. Be careful to keep your hands relaxed and contoured to your partner.

3. With one hand on top of the other iron around the lower abdomen in large circles. Keep the pressure light and even.

4. Fan your hands out and work from the navel out tot eh waist. Slide your hands under the waist then gently pull them back round to the front again. Repeat several times.

5. Stroke diagonally with alternate hands from the waist down to below the navel, first on the left side, then on the right.

6. Stroke down from the solar plexus to the navel, one hand behind the other, to finish off this area.

Note: Make sure your partner hasn’t eaten for at least two hours before you give him or her abdominal massage. The bladder should be emptied before the massage.

Abdominal massage should not be done in general, femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia, ulcers of the stomach and intestines, inflammation of the uterus, bladder, ovaries and fallopian tubes, bladder or gall bladder, kidney stones, and pregnancy.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.