Abdominal cramps caused by overexertion may be treated by stretching, gentle massaging or icing the area. Stomach cramps from menstruation may be treated with heat, herbal teas or exercise, according to WebMD.
Other remedies for muscle cramps caused by strain include heating the area and taking a bath with Epsom salt. Hot water bottles and heating pads may be used to apply heat to cramps, explains WebMD. Herbal teas such as mint, raspberry and blackberry help soothe tense muscles and moods. Exercising regularly helps decrease the intensity of menstrual cramps. Nonprescription pain medications such as Advil and Motrin are also beneficial.