Nourish your body, calm your nerves, breathe more deeply.
The basis for the belly massage I offer is a combination of my own intuitive form and traditional Chinese abdominal massage, called Chi Nei Tsang. Whether you come to this work because of a history of feeling disconnected from your belly or just want your belly touched, we will nourish this part of your body by bringing loving attention to it. This can also help you breathe more deeply, release tension, deflate distention, calm the nervous system, increase circulation and detach adhesions that may block optimal digestive functioning. It addresses all of the major organs and systems in the body. When we nourish the belly, we help to heal the whole body.
The belly is a vulnerable area of the body. We take it slow to allow your body & mind to adjust along the way. You may be tentative to try this, however, many find it to be deeply relaxing once they come to trust the process.
Do I leave my clothes on?
You are more than welcome to leave clothes on or take them off. I will have you draped appropriately either way. If you choose to wear clothes, I ask that they be soft and flexible, like sweatpants and cotton t-shirt, so I can roll items up or down to access your upper body easily.
Does it hurt?
As with any massage, you direct. If you want the touch to be more gentle, you tell me. If you want it to be more intense, you let me know. It can be slightly uncomfortable in moments, particularly when we reach an area that may have some stuck qualities.. but I will gently give it attention until your body tells me to move on.
Combine your massage visit with a nutrition consult for maximizing your Belly Love. Healing the gut from several angles can be a very effective way to move wholistically forward towards health and ease.