Abdominal Massage is a key element in ancient hands-on therapies and FlyDeepr Aquatic healing art. As I gained a deeper understanding of abdominal massage, I grasped the broader concept of well-being. In this article, we’ll explore some meaningful benefits of abdominal massage during floating.
Our inner organs can be loose from the gravity
The organs experience relief as they are lifted away from the spine by the fascia. Each inner organ is connected to the peritoneum and, in some cases, the spine through the fascia, transmitting information to the nervous and endocrine systems. When gravity is not a factor, offering bodywork in this unique state is possible. The peritoneum, a serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and its organs, gains increased liberty. This includes all individual organs, as mentioned in Part 1, experiencing more freedom than any other moment under the influence of gravity, even when we lie down to sleep.
It’s an optimal way to connect to the water element within the 5 elements system of Chinese/Japanese medicine-
The key principles for overcoming stagnation lie in the quality of the ongoing peristaltic flow, the continuous movement of liquids between organs. In the soothing warmth of the water, the parasympathetic nervous system operates effectively, creating a meaningful interaction with the visceral system.🥞.
With the TRUST the water allows the vulnerable belly “de armor” itself and accept a full touch.
Releasing and allowing touch on the belly demands a significant level of trust. As trust is fostered in the distinctive states emerging during water therapy, a sense of trust in touch and goodwill is cultivated. Allowing touch over the belly is a unique and meaningful experience that necessitates prior acceptance, which has been acquired over time.
The positive and profound non-sexual intimacy developed during water therapy enables both facilitators and receivers to engage in a deep and immediate connection. This connection empowers facilitators to guide their hands deeply into the receiver’s body, and likewise, the receiver embraces and allows the process to unfold.
Water therapy serves as an emotional therapy, focusing on the belly as the repository of emotions. Conducted amidst the jungle surroundings and the warm water from the island waterfall, the practice unfolds as one of the notable advantages of shallow water. (More benefits of shallow water will be detailed in the next post.) Our tribe engaged in the practice, sharing this enriching experience with guests from diverse multinational backgrounds, capturing the enchantment of Koh Phangan Island.
While the whole jungle was breathing with us in the background.Flydeeper technique promotes belly massage in a few different lineages of therapy and healing such as chines medicine, taoism, and the Osteopathic approach.