In addition to the benefits of massage in general, which include increased circulation, muscle relaxation and nerve stimulation, abdominal massage may give you more.
Peristalsis, which is the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of your intestines, moves food through them. It's like what you do to squeeze toothpaste out of a tube. Gentle massage of the abdomen can help stimulate blood flow in the intestines, helping them to work more efficiently.
Constipation, if bowel movements are small and infrequent, you may be slightly constipated. Abdominal massage in conjunction with drinking more fluids and eating more fibre can help reduce your dependency on over-the-counter laxatives.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, is characterized by frequent spasms of the intestines, which causes almost constant diarrhoea. Through the gentle constant pressure of abdominal massage, you may relax your whole body enough, and your colon specifically, to decrease or eliminate the spasms.
Pregnancy after the first three months of your pregnancy, gentle abdominal massage can help decrease bloating and perhaps calm the foetus or baby. With some massage oils, you can get sufficient vitamin E to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It is important to use only light pressure when you massage a pregnant belly.
Abdominal massage can help many people and those losing weight can find it will help with tummy tone and appearance. Abdominal massage is only a 15 minute appointment at an introductory rate of £10. Call Now 01455 268863.