Abdominal Massage

Today (15th June 2015) marks the 13th anniversary of my departure from the UK to South Korea.  An experience and adventure that has completely changed my life.  My introduction to therapies began with abdominal massage, a treatment that lasted up to 90 mins and relaxed me in a way I didn’t think was possible, a few months later I had acupuncture and the rest, as the say is history!

The abdominal work I received whilst in South Korea I have never found a replacement for until this year! Hara massage is a wonderful, deeply relaxing, soothing treatment for body and soul.  It begins with very gentle rocking to get the abdomen used to being touch, gradually getting deeper, past the superficial layers of muscle to the protected organs underneath.  It encourages an improved flow of blood and lymph to all the internal organs, thus improving their function.  It also encourages movement through the digestive system, improving bowel function. Working on the abdomen can also profoundly relaxing and release tension throughout our entire being.

Abdominal massage (hara) is indicated for
Digestive Problems
IBS and other functional bowel disorders, Chronic Constipation, Inflammatory bowel disorders, Upper digestive disorders

Urogenital disorders
Chronic Urethral Syndrome, Urinary frequency, urgency and mild incontinence, Chronic prostatitis

Circulatory Disorders
Varicose veins, Poor circulation Heisho – coldness syndrome

Gynaecological Disorders
Period problems, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Infertility, Postpartum problems, Vulva pain

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Lower back pain, SI joint problems, Sciatica, Pubis Symphysis Syndrome

Sexual Problems
Vaginismus Anorgasmia, Low libido, Sexual trauma, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, General Disorders

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia, Emotional and psycho-physical complaints

Since completing my training in abdominal work, I  have found it integrates perfectly with my acupuncture work in my Glasgow clinic – using it around ovulation time to enhance chances of conception, or for impacted bowels, or for heartburn, or to use as a stand alone treatment for general health

About Paula

Paula is a degree qualified accredited acupuncturist, and full member of the British Acupuncture Council. As well as providing acupuncture, cupping, pregnancy and abdominal massage, she also manages Health Rediscovered and writes for our blog.

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