As part of my training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, we were taught about the amazing benefits of castor oil used on the belly in order to promote circulation and soften the tissues in the lower abdomen. When appropriate, I have been using castor oil packs in the office prior to the massage session. I simply cover the belly with lots of castor oil (from my oil warmer-pictured below-this helps make the oil less sticky and easier to work with, but is unnecessary for at home use).

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