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The Magic Of Abdominal Massage Therapy

Abdominal Massage

Abdominal Massage is a holistic system

Abdominal Massage is much more than just a localized application. Western massage therapy emphasizes benefits that are specific to this area, like working on the intestines. Eastern therapy however extends the benefits of abdominal massage to the entire body.

The body is a totally interconnected system. Whatever happens in one area, affects the whole.

This concept has been slowly squeezed to death by western medicine. It increasingly specializes in smaller and smaller areas of the body and attempts to treat them individually and out of context.

Traditional eastern medicine is based on a much more holistic model that sees the body as a pulsating, vibrating, and interconnected system. This approach is also often used in western alternative health care.

How massaging one area can effect the entire body

Abdominal Massage

The principle of reflexology, a well-known therapy, is that by pressing certain points on the foot, the effect will reach all areas of the body.

Abdominal massage therapy works the same way. It is not just a localized massage application, but a system to treat the entire physical body and the emotional body.

Physical results of abdominal massage

Physical results can be impressive. I had several clients who came to me with severe constipation problems. After one “Dancing Hands Abdominal Massage” session, some of them were not only relieved of their constipation but ended up with diarrhea for up to two days.

This is an excellent result in this case. It is the body’s way of rapidly flushing out all poisons.

Emotional results of abdominal massage

But benefits can far surpass physical issues. The abdominal area is often the place where stuck emotions, trauma, and repressed feelings are stored.

I have had several clients who remembered long-forgotten events or traumas during the belly massage session. They succeeded in releasing them through crying, intense breathing, and vivid recall resulting in recognizing the old wounds and letting them go.

Often clients experience a lighter feeling, a clearer head, and an overall sense of feeling good after the session. But let’s dig a little deeper.

Massaging the organs in the abdominal cavity

The abdominal area contains the largest concentration of organs in the body. It houses the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines, and reproductive organs. It goes without saying that those organs affect not just the belly area but the entire body.

Abdominal Massage

All those organs can be reached through abdominal massage. We can see the difference between belly massage and, let’s say working on the hamstrings, for example.

A hamstrings massage would clearly not affect all the organs and the entire body in the same way as working on the abdomen does.

How does massaging the abdomen reach the entire body?

Let’s take it one step further. We can see how we can physically touch or impact the organs in the abdomen through massage. But eastern medicine recognizes energetic connections that relate certain points in the abdomen to other areas in the body, similar to reflexology.

By working on those points, those other areas will benefit without ever being touched directly. This is not exactly a far-fetched concept when we understand the concept of the body as an interconnected system.

It makes perfect sense that when you stimulate healing in the liver, for example, this affects the entire body, since now toxins can be effectively flushed out again.

Or let’s say you improve the functioning of the reproductive organs. It is easy to see that this could have a major impact not just on the body, but also on the emotions and happiness of a person.

Dancing Hands Abdominal Massage therapy is a system that is based on working with the physical and energetic aspects of the body. It is a system that can be used as part of any kind of massage, and it can be easily learned through our online training course:

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The author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for two decades. He is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 online Thai Massage training courses.

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