Having IBS, constipation and bloating is no joke, it can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable and seriously affect your quality of life. So what if you could give yourself a massage, at home and relieve some of the symptoms?
Massaging your belly can really help ease bloating
This all sounds complicated doesn’t it and who wants to bare their poorly sore tummy to prodding and kneading when all you want to do is curl up with a hot water bottle?
Regular exercise can help, even a gentle stroll can often get things moving, but sometimes the internal movements of the intestines and stomach can become sluggish and need a helping hand.
Colonic massage is just so simple and gives almost immediate relief to constipation, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
There is nothing worse than feeling exhausted and tired and/or sluggish and bloated; not to mention the pain if it goes on for too long.
This simple massage exercise can be done at home, in your bedroom or on the toilet for privacy and can help to alleviate bloating and also aid the passage of stools and relieve trapped wind.
Colonic massage has a number of brilliant benefits:
As well as being simple and easy to do in the comfort of your own home, colonic massage has the following benefits:
- Cuts down on number of bowel movements if you feel you’re going too often and have loose stools.
- Works like peristalsis and helps move stools around and down to where they should be if you. haven’t been for 2-3 days and are feeling constipated.
- Quickly clears trapped wind. Find somewhere private for this one… let those farts out!
- Helps ease the passing of hard and stubborn stools.
How can I learn colonic massage?
It’s really simple, and anyone, even young kids can learn how to do this. You can use as much or as little pressure as you like (be gentle if you’re teaching your child); use your finger tips, your knuckle or the heel of your hand and work you way around in the direction that your intestines go in so that you give them a helping hand.
Start at the lower right just above your groin and using small small circular massaging movements work you way up your torso, under your rib cage and across to the left side, then work down to the bottom left and ease into the middle of your tummy, towards the rectal region. It’s a bit like a C shape or semi circle area that you cover. You should feel fairly swift relief.
I have Monica from Fria and someone who commented on the 15 tips blog post linked to below to thank for giving me the idea of experimenting with massaging and I have since found a really helpful YouTube video which visually explains how to do it.
Does anyone else try this? Have you found it useful? Anyway I’m just off to massage my colon now so I’ll leave you all in peace. Happy massaging.
If you do struggling with irritable bowel and are searching for answers, the following may help:
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