How To Massage Your Belly
Massaging your belly feels great! Especially when it’s done regularly and with the confidence of knowing how to do it in such a way that most benefits you. So after you read this, please take some time to practice learning how to massage your belly!
Note: If you follow us on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter you might have seen our recent video on “Liver Massage” which was meant to be a follow-up of sorts regarding our shared video about “Detox Scams.” If you haven’t seen these videos, please check them out as they complement this blog post nicely.
And please note that you should not massage your belly/abdomen if you’ve just had abdominal surgery or if you’re pregnant and your health care professional advises against it.
Here are some important steps to take in becoming an "expert" on how to massage your belly:
1. Book an appointment. Seeing one of our registered massage therapists who practice abdominal massage (ask us and we’ll let you know who to see) will give you a great head-start in terms of knowing not only where on your abdomen to massage, but also how much pressure you can actually apply. You might also get a bit of an anatomy lesson too, which many people find very helpful in massaging different areas.
2. Lie Down. Although some sitting positions may allow deeper massage into your abdominal muscles, when you’re first starting out try lying on your back. You can massage over your clothing or directly on your skin, whichever feels more comfortable.
3. Prepare Your Hands. Make sure your hands are clean (just generally good practice), and warm them by rubbing them together a little. Use an oil, gel or lotion if you would like to.
4. Start Gently. And continue gently as you use the palms of your hands or your fingers, whichever you prefer. If you do use your fingers though, try using two at a time so that one finger braces the other and you can avoid injuring your fingers.
5. Work Clockwise. Since your intestines basically work in a clockwise fashion, this is generally good practice to mimic in terms of the direction you massage your belly. Spend a little more time on any areas that might feel a little tender, but don’t feel like you have to eliminate the tenderness - giving these spots a little more attention will do wonders for them.
6. Time Your Session. A good rule of thumb when starting out is just a short 10 to 20 minute session, and this small amount of time can be extremely beneficial. So don’t feel you have to spend a huge amount of time on just your abdomen to achieve great results.
And enjoy! This should be an enjoyable experience for you - one that you can eventually master and thus really accomplish something great for your body.
If you’d like some more information on how we can help with your abdominal concerns, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at email@example.com, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.