Abdominal Self-Massage

Tim ZimmerMassage

These techniques are recommended to all of our clients at some point or another. They will empower you with tools that can be used throughout your lifetime no matter where you are. The belly does not change overnight. It takes months and years of gentle physical attention to affect powerful and lasting change. Be kind to yourself. If it feels good do it. If it does not then slow down and be more gentle. If you feel pain, stop your fingers at that spot, ease up the pressure and massage slowly. The pain may or may not disappear on that day. Be patient and return there another day. Eventually, your dedication to your tummy will pay off!!

These, and many more advanced, techniques are used as part of our services to address connective tissue adhesions, post-surgery trauma release, troubled organs, digestive and reproductive challenges, and emotional holding patters. Please call us to set up an appointment today at 206-729-6211.

Best of luck and wishes for a happy tummy :O).

Abdominal Self-Massage Level 1

This is a great exercise for beginners. Practice this technique daily at bedtime, 5-10 minutes each night, for a period of 3 months. Then move on to Level 2.

Level 1 is great for moving energy through your viscera, removing blockages, improving digestion and relieving stress accumulation. If you are consistent you will notice less tenderness and more energy overall. And, it feels good! Have someone do it for you or do it yourself. You should be on your back with your knees propped up with a pillow. The X’s in the drawing represent the points where you will press when you exhale. The arrows indicate the direction to move.

Abdominal Self-Massage Level 2

This is another great exercise for beginners. Like Level 1, practice this one every night at bedtime, 5-10 minutes each night, for a period of 3 months. After that go back and forth every 3 months between Level 1 and Level 2 techniques.

Level 2 is great for helping to balance out the tummy by releasing tensions with the belly button as the focal point. Many people have had great success in using this technique for helping to improve bladder tolerance, improving digestion, and releasing long standing pains in the belly.

If you are consistent you will notice less tenderness and more energy overall. And, it feels good! Have someone do it for you or do it yourself. You should be on your back with your knees propped up with a pillow. The X’s in the drawing represent the points where you will press when you exhale. The arrows indicate the direction to move.