Hara Abdominal Massage
Hara is the Japanese word for the abdomen. It is considered in Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to be the center of your being. Your digestive system is the most essential component to your health and longevity. If you are unable to digest your food properly, then you will remain malnourished, no matter how much food you eat.
Sadly, this is the state of much of the world, as those with enormous appetites are not absorbing many of the vital nutrients necessary to produce energy and maintain bodily health.
The 'Hara" is closely linked to the subconscious mind since many of our emotions get pushed down and hidden deep inside our gut. This makes Hara abdominal massage a very powerful tool for unbinding old emotional traumas from our past.
Whenever we eat when we're rushed, stressed out, or in an emotional state, those mental states go down into your gut with your food while you eat. Many people use food as a comfort when they are feeling sad or angry. This is not really a great idea, because we are merely burying these emotions in the darkness below, where they will continue to effect us unconsciously. These unexpressed emotions can also disrupt the natural flow of peristalsis in our intestines.
Peristalsis is the rhythmic flow of all of the microvillae which are the tiny hair like projections in our intestinal lining where nutrient absorption takes place. These microvillae move like a wave, carrying the food through the intestines in a proper timely fashion. When this peristalsis is disrupted, the food gets stuck causing abdominal pain and also damaging the lining of the intestines. This can lead to even more severe digestive disorders such as colitis, diverticulitis, candida over-growth and leaky gut syndrome.
'Hara' Abdominal Massage is amazingly effective at dispersing abdominal masses such as fibroids, benign tumors, food accumulations, constipation, etc. Abdominal massage will strenthen your digestion, providing you with the energy that has been locked deep down inside in your gut. My patients usually feel much lighter and emotionally set free. It is also one of the most relaxing experiences you will ever have.
Abdominal Massage stimulates the 'Parasympathetic nervous system' which induces a deep state of relaxation in the brain. Abdominal massage is therefore a wonderful therapy for anxiety, stress and insomnia. It can also work wonders for chronic migraines, neck stiffness, lower back pain, chest pain, chronic fatigue. It really is recommended to virtually all of my patients here at 'Holistic Back Relief' wellness clinic since it helps so many different disorders. And lets face it. Even if we have a super health-conscious diet and lifestyle, there is still gonna be some abdominal dysfunction to some degree, just because of stress and other unknown factors.
By incorporating Medical Qi Gong breathing techniques and visualization with the Hara abdominal massage techniques, the healing effects are increased due to the ability of subtle energy to unlock blockages which physical pressure alone are unable to process. By using more mindful intention, breathing and visualization, a very gentle pressure can provide deep healing with the most comfort to you. My patients tell me it feels like a nice warm and tingling sensation, unblocking the stagnant Qi, blood, phlegm and food accumulations.