Abdominal massage is a gentle, relaxing, easy to do and non-invasive self-management tool to help treat a wide variety of health concerns, especially those related to the digestive system and gut health.
The positive effects can be noticed after only 5 or 10 minutes per day, until symptoms or condition eases.
The use of therapeutic essential oils enhances the overall healing process. Suitable essential oils: Chamomile, Tangerine, Lemon, Rosemary.
How to perform abdominal massage on yourself:
Apply oil mixture to the whole abdomen (use 2 teaspoons of carrier oil such as Rosehip or Argan, with 4 drops of essential oil).
Enjoy the warmth of your hand and notice the sensations and feedback from your body; some areas might feel tight and others soft. You might find that areas of tension start to soften after a while.
The oil will be well absorbed into your skin by now, however, you are welcome to clean the residue with a soft face-cloth and warm water with some bicarbonate of soda.
Cautionary note: avoid massage when you have a temperature.