Abdominal massage, which may sometimes be referred to as stomach massage, is a gentle, noninvasive treatment that may have relaxing and healing effects for some people. Stomach massage has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine. It has been used as a centuries-old practice to detoxify the body and improve digestive health.
Here are just some of the incredible benefits from Stomach/Core Massages:
1. Improves Digestive Function
Massaging the abdomen encourages the natural peristalsis (ejection reflex) of the intestinal tract, decreasing bloating, gas and constipation.
2. Improves Connection
Massage stimulates sensory nerves in the area to improve the neuro-muscular connection, encouraging improved activation of the core muscles.
3. Helps with Scar Tissue
Scar tissue can act as a glue that keeps the muscles from moving in a healthy function. Massage sets the stage for scar mobilization.
4. Increases Blood Flow
Blood flow draws in nutrients to help heal the area, while it flushes out toxins and assists in the regenerative process of the skin, muscle and connective tissue.
5. Aids Myofascial Release
It is common to have an imbalance where the internal abdominal muscles are inactive and by comparison, the external abdominal muscles are too tight. Massage helps to normalize muscle tone between these muscle groups.
Contact us today to schedule your Core Massage at Body Assist Massage San Diego!