The abdominal Pelvic massage has been known to perform numerous wonders in alleviating pain in the body, and records have shown of its potency to resolve gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, belching, stomach pain, infertility, chronic pelvic pain and bloating.
What Causes Pelvic Pain
There is no exact explanation as to the cause of pelvic pain, but experts have speculated that extreme stress that increases the pressure in the abdominal region and causing tension to the abdominal muscles could be a contributing factor to pelvic pain. This is because when this happens, it impairs blood flow in that region, tightening the abdominal muscles and preventing the normal motion of the internal organs, almost as though there were a “knot in the stomach”
How Does the Massage Help?
“The abdominal massage is gentle and is applied to the abdominal-pelvic muscles and viscera (organs) in a systematic manner.” The abdominal massage is of great relevance because it particularly targets and focuses on the large intestine. It is extremely gentle and addresses pain around the normal colon motility.
Apart from relieving pelvic pain, the abdominal massage has proven to improve digestion, improve organ function, fertility, restore bowel motility, reduce bloating, improve blood flow and improve your total energy levels.
Unlike other types of massages, abdominal massages can be performed independently in the comfort of your home. “A 2005 Korean study involved administration of abdominal meridian massage for 5 minutes per day during 6 days, from the fifth day before menstruation to the first day of menstruation. Their results demonstrated that abdominal massage was a very effective treatment for dysmenorrhea.”
It is worth noting that it is advisable not to perform the abdominal massage under certain conditions, such as: during menstruation or when it is about five days prior, within the first trimester of a pregnancy, especially for women who have a history of miscarriage (it is strongly recommended against). It is also not recommended to perform this massage shortly after delivery.
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