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Meet the 7 Muscles Causing Your AB Pain

Updated: Jan 8

OC Pain Relief & Bodywork & TriAthlete Massage Pain Relief for AB Pain.

Why you need an Abdominal Massage?

AB Massage physically releases deep tension and refreshing the blood flow to muscles and organs for adults, children, and infants.

Have you ever felt a “knot in your stomach” ? Many people hold stress in the abdominal region causing chronic tensing of the muscles that impair blood flow and lymphatic drainage into & out of the abdominopelvic cavity, and can hinder deep breathing causing lack of normal motion of internal organs hindering the excursion or movement downward and coordination of the respiratory and pelvic (levator ani) diaphragms. Normally the two diaphragms work in concert, moving together up and down as we breathe to “massage” the internal organs which facilitate normal organ physiology and processes for optimal digestion. When the abdomino-pelvic region is incorrectly aligned, the normal flow of blood and lymph are constricted and can disrupt nerve connection. The circulation of blood to the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and bowel is blocked.

Benefits of AB/Pelvic Massage:

  • Improved digestion, improved organ function,

  • Improved fertility

  • Decreased bloating & restored bowel motility

  • Decreased abdomino-pelvic pain

  • Release of tight scar tissue

  • Improved blood flow

  • Improved total energy,

  • Improved activation/strength of core muscles

  • Improved bowel/bladder and sexual function.

Abdominal massage can be used to treat :

  • Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, belching, and bloating, stomach pain,

  • Infertility, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction

  • Chronic pelvic pain

  • Post partum issues such as diastasis recti, scar adhesions from surgeries such as cesarean delivery

  • Colon resection, and hernia repair

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Bladder issues such as overactive bladder syndrome or painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis

  • Failure to thrive, inability to gain weight

  • Complications from Lyme’s disease

  • Perpetuate issues in chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Stress.

Sometimes the actual problem is not really in your chest even though you think it is. Sometimes it's in another area of the body and the pain is referring to the hip. This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is important.

  1. Iliocostalis Thoracis

  2. Multifidi

  3. Rectus Abdominis

  4. Abdominal Obliques

  5. Pyramidalis

  6. Quadratus Lumborum

  7. Obliquus Externus Abdominis