Massage Therapy Technique for the Liver

John Prana
2 min readSep 13, 2021


When it comes to detoxification of the body, the liver is a key organ that helps amplify health with proper toxin elimination. When the liver isn’t functioning properly you can expect symptoms of menstrual pain, moodiness, irritable bowel syndrome, neck and back pain. In worst cases, liver stagnancy causes as well. The therapist will help relax the abdominal muscles while sliding fingers in massaging movements down the rib cage.

The technique is to lie on the back and use the arms to stretch out and lengthen the body. With your thumb positioned left, place your palm on your sternum. Massage is carried along the rib cage down the navel gently for as long as 10 minutes or as comfortable.

Another technique that therapists follow when it comes to live massage is to lie on the right side with knees slightly bent and the head comfortably resting in a forward position. With the left hand over the liver and right hand by the side the therapist will use the knuckle to massage gently down the rib cage, again slowly going back upwards. This posture and style of massaging then continues for over 10 minutes till the client feels comfortable.

Yoga massage is also a great way to increase liver health. The technique is simple and doesn’t involve a hand massage. Stand with legs apart and hands on hips. Now make circles with your hips, leaning forward and outward with each circle. This method is then continued for about 10 minutes and is a good way to restore proper liver functioning.

Liver detox meditation and self-massage help cure various ailments like migraines, dizziness, pain in the joint, tendon, and ligament, high blood pressure, insomnia, increased anger and frustration, and more. With professional live massage such as Chinese therapies that focus on combined techniques of stress free healing with use of any special equipment provides detoxifying effects to the body. The liver especially benefits from the peaceful massage technique that not only focuses on curing liver health but also reinstates the lower abdomen to store energy.

Make sure that you consult the therapist to understand which of these massaging techniques is better for your health condition. The therapist can also customize your massaging session according to your body needs and focusing on the various points in the body that needs special attention. Hence, with a number of massaging techniques and styles available to you and liver therapy that aims to delete toxins from the body, it’s certainly a great way to achieve overall wellness and health.

To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact RVA Physical Therapy team by phone (804) 396 6753 or send email to
You can visit the therapy center at 2620 A Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238, USA.