The abdomen is very rarely touched in a typical massage. However, abdominal massage is an ancient practice of healing, preventative medicine, and self-care worldwide.
Abdominal & Pelvic Massage
Abdominal massage can move the fluids and fascia to catalyze the body’s self-healing systems. When blood, lymph, nerve communication, and energy flow powerfully and abundantly, internal organs heal and balance themselves.
I’ve trained in several styles of abdominal massage, including MFR, TCM, Thai, and Mayan, and soon in Mercier Therapy.
Abdominal & Pelvic Massage is a soft tissue visceral manipulative therapy technique used to help restore the health and general well-being within the female pelvis and abdominal viscera.
Sarah synthesizes many gentle and non-invasive techniques to help you to reconnect to your divine feminine and to allow your pelvis and abdomen, a highly emotional space, to re-open to healing and balance.
Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and difficult to handle on a daily basis. Typically pelvic pain can occur within the structures surrounding the female reproductive organs such as the urinary bladder, bowel, musculature, ligaments, and bones. Also, pain could be coming from the reproductive organs themselves.
Women who have dealt with any of the following may suffer from pelvic pain:
- Laparoscopy, laparotomy,
- D&C, LEEP, abortion, cystocele or rectocele repair, c-section,
- Bladder sling or hysterectomy
- Vaginal childbirth
- Sexual abuse trauma
- Urinary tract or yeast infection
- Painful periods
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Diarrhea / Constipation / Hemorrhoids / Gastritis
- Heartburn / GERD / Gas / Bloating / Cramping
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease / Celiac Disease
- Cesarian Section
60 minutes – $100 | 90 minutes – $150
If it’s your first time with me, I recommend a 90 minute session so we can take our time with your story and goals. Once you book, you will be prompted to fill out an intake form.
My office is located in Traverse City, Michigan.
Guided Abdominal Massage with Sarah Lou:
Living Pelvis Fertility Program
Abdominal and pelvic massage for fertility is 3 months in length and can be used as a stand-alone regime or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF. I highly recommend that you prepare your body properly prior to starting any medically assisted fertility cycle to help insure a successful first cycle. The LPFP can be completed in time for your stim start.
A stand-alone cycle without medical assistance is what is most natural and primal for your body. We will do a thorough Menstrual Cycle Analysis and you will be guided to monitor your own ovulatory cycle along with my help for up to one year after finishing your therapy with me.
The program is custom-tailored to each individual woman’s situation and will be discussed in further detail at our consultation.
When scheduling your consult please make sure to allow 60-90 minutes and bring any past medical records that may be helpful when discussing your history. During the consult, a full medical history will be obtained as well as a pelvic organ mobility evaluation will be done.
LPFP is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. When increasing mobility whether your shoulder joint or your uterus you’re optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow which is therapeutic.
When choosing to start the LPFP you’ll receive 6 full hours of manual therapy broken down into 1-hour intervals bi-weekly for 3 months.
For women coming in from a state or country other than Traverse City Michigan, we can finish your therapy within an intensive 4 day weekend. There are hotels close to my office which are very comfortable for guests to stay during their weekend.
The Living Pelvis Fertility Program assists with the following:
- Rejuvinating the living lining of the uterus for healthy natural conception
- Natural fertility preparation or to complement IVF, IUI, etc.
- Regulate menstrual cycle and ovulation
- Normalize hormone and endocrine systems
- Improve ovarian and hormone function for better
- Increase uterine blood flow and lining
- Deeply relaxing – reducing anxiety & stress
- Improve the success of IVF, IUI, and other technologies
- Decrease miscarriage
- Addresses: High FSH, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premature Ovarian Failure, Luteal Phase defects, Endometriosis, Autoimmune infertility, and Recurrent Miscarriage
60 minutes – $100
If it’s your first session I recommend a Living Pelvis Discovery Consult, because it takes us a little time to get oriented and I want to hear your full story
The Living Pelvis Fertility Program is done over a period of 3 months. I recommend working in 6 individual sessions at 60 minutes per session, two weeks apart. This visceral manipulative technique is done abdominally and requires NO hands-in vaginal work. This can be discussed in our consult, if hands-in work is appropriate for you.