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  • What is Abdominal Therapy?
    Abdominal Therapy is a non-invasive, external, massage technique that, when applied, helps guide pelvic/abdominal organs into optimal position for improved functionality. The techniques work by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of blood, lymph, hormones, nerve signals and chi (vital energy). This results in releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. These techniques are effective for both men and women.
  • How do the techniques work for women?
    This external massage gently lifts and guides the uterus into its optimal position in the lower pelvis. The uterus is held in position by over 10 ligaments. Ligaments, when stressed or strained cause the uterus to become mal-positioned. If the uterus is mal-positioned, women can experience a multitude of symptoms.
  • How quickly should I expect a change?
    Depending on the concern being addressed, it may take as little as one session and as long as many months for the uterine position to be corrected and for the ligaments to gain enough strength and elasticity for it to stay in place. 3 sessions are usually the minimum. Women often report a rapid improvement in symptoms and sense of well-being when self-care is performed regularly.
  • Is Abdominal Therapy helpful for men?
    The techniques are applied the same way for men. The prostate is a glandular organ that rests behind the bladder, but has no ligaments to speak of for support. The prostate gland can become congested resulting in early stages of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), Erectile Dysfunction (ED) depending on the cause, decreased sperm count, etc. By applying the massage to the abdomen it supports healthy organ function and relieves congestion.
  • How does Abdominal Therapy support fertility, birth and post-partum?"
    It has been estimated that approximately 40% of women who have been unsuccessful in conceiving eventually conceive after a succession of Abdominal Therapy sessions. Treatments generally consist of massage, diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal therapies to enhance fertility. Once the uterus is in its optimal position, there is improved hemo-dynamics and homeostasis to support and enhance fertility. When including the partner in the process, we find fertility is increased! After all, men need this work as much as women do.
  • How does Abdominal Therapy help with Cesarean births?
    Untold numbers of cesarean births could be prevented with this simple, safe, easy to learn massage technique. Our practitioners use this to help prevent the need for a cesarean birth. By strengthening and toning the uterus, ligaments and other pelvic organs, the massage helps to place and maintain the uterus in her optimal position for giving birth. Well being of the mother and baby are improved as they prepare for labor and delivery. Our midwife practitioners apply this technique during labor and delivery and report a decrease in laboring and easy delivery for mom and baby. For women who have had a Cesarean birth, this technique is beneficial for breaking up scar tissue in the same way it works for women who have had hysterectomies.
  • I’ve had a Hysterectomy – how does Abdominal Therapy help?
    Women who have had hysterectomies benefit greatly from these techniques as it improves circulation in and around the area of the scar. When circulation is improved, scar tissue will be prevented from forming in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs are benefited from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.
  • How does Abdominal Therapy help with digestion?
    Many anxieties and emotions through life are stored in our body’s tissues and organs. A very common place is in the organs of the digestive system. Those so called “butterflies in your stomach” can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gasto Esophageal Reflux (GERD), Crohn’s and more. Stresses and emotions cause the small intestine and colon to be “twisted or kinked” leading the blockages in the flow of peristalsis. Surrounding fascia creates adhesions that mal-position organs and impede proper blood flow and enzyme secretions. These techniques slowly improve fascia adhesions, scar tissue and remove any “kinks” in the digestive tract. Often there is a dramatic improvement after just one session when combined with proper diet and self-care.
  • What is “YAM” and why does it help?
    Each client is instructed in performing “Your Abdominal Massage” (YAM) for themselves. By doing YAM for approximately 5 minutes of daily massage, it provides the individual with the ability to improve their symptoms while working with their practitioner. Over the years, practitioners report that their clients obtain relief from their symptoms quicker when they perform daily YAM and make the necessary life style changes than clients who do not.
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