The abdomen is a soft area protecting vital organs, so one should be very gentle on this area. Fold the towel or blanket down to expose the area from just below the breasts to a couple of inches (centimeters) below the navel.
Apply oil, starting just under the rib-cage, working down and out towards the waist. Be careful to keep your hands relaxed and contoured to your partner. Poking fingers feel very uncomfortable here.
With one hand on top of the other `iron` around the lower abdomen in large circles. Keep the pressure light and even.
Fan your hands out and work from the navel out to the waist. Slide your hands under the waist then gently pull them back round to the front again.
Stroke diagonally with alternate hands from the waist down to below the navel, first on the left side, then on the right.
Stroke down from the solar plexus to the navel, one hand behind the other, to finish off this area.