What is Abdominal Therapy?

Abdominal Therapy is a system of abdominal massage therapy that supports abdominal organs and has been used internationally as a part of care during the childbearing year.

The treatment protocol has been traditionally used in women’s health care to address:

  • Painful or irregular menstrual cycles, or abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages and difficult pregnancies
  • Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms
  • Endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fertility challenges
  • Digestive upset
  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
  • Pelvic congestion, pain, PMS
  • The support of a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery
  • Assists in recovery after birth
  • Back pain

How does the treatment protocol support women’s health?

Abdominal therapy increases the flow of blood (both venous and arterial blood), lymph, nervous system messages, and chi or life energy through the pelvic region. The practitioner applies the techniques and teaches home-care techniques. The client can then continue to make healing progress on their own at home. Advanced techniques for pregnant and non-pregnant clients support pelvic health by addressing issues with the sacrum and tail bone, as well as encouraging proper positioning of the uterus within the body.

What can I expect from an initial session?

At your initial visit, your practitioner reviews a detailed intake form with you. They explain what the treatment entails. You will disrobe to your comfort level. Many of the techniques are similar to massage, including oil or lotion on your skin. Typically, the treatment includes work on your abdomen, your back including hips, sacrum, and lower back. This will take up to about 45 minutes to complete.

What can I expect after a session?

Many people notice a shift in their balance or feel more centered in their bodies. You may also notice that you feel a little more emotional than usual. There may be a shift in urine, bowel, or menstrual blood. Generally, these shifts are a normal part of the healing process. You should discuss any unexpected symptoms with your practitioner. Especially if you have concerns or worries about anything you are experiencing.

What about home-care?

Your practitioner should instruct you on how to perform the home-care techniques on your abdomen. Additionally, you will receive written directions for performing the work at home. We suggest making this a daily practice, or at least several times per week.

Are there any times I should not get receive abdominal therapy?

Instances where you will want to avoid therapy:

  • During your menses (the upper work and the back may be done at this time, but if you are experiencing uterine bleeding treatment will have modifications)
  • In the presence of cancer
  • With an active uterine, bladder, or other pelvic infection
  • If you have an IUD in place
  • During the 1st trimester of pregnancy
  • If you have an abdominal or pelvic mesh in your body

Please talk with your care provider about your unique situation. All practitioners are licensed care providers and are able to work provide the therapy within their scope of practice.

Abdominal therapy lends support to enhance health and wellness and is not meant to be your entire approach to health care. Certainly, if you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your health care provider prior to seeking treatment.

Practitioners of Abdominal Therapy report that many common health care symptoms are alleviated by these techniques. Also, organ function is supported and enhanced.

To schedule your session, call or text 262-682-3803

For more information, visit my page about Abdominal Therapy to Support Pregnancy.

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