Recent studies suggest that abdominal massage and acupressure/meridian massage improve bowel function. In a study designed to test the efficacy of massage on constipation and stress, a set of college students were given either abdominal massage with aromatherapy or acupressure/meridian massage and tracked for four weeks. Over the course of the study, the students who either of the abdominal massages reported positive effects:
“Both abdominal massages relieved constipation and stress,” the researchers noted. “Resorting to either type of massage will contribute to the reduction of use of stool softeners, suppositories or enemas.”
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Not many people request abdominal massage, but it’s a tremendous benefit to the digestive system and the immune system. Think about requesting abdominal massage when you’re looking for massage therapy in Louisville or Nashville, especially if you’re having issues keeping your digestive tract moving or suffer constipation. I can also show you an easy abdominal massage to you to keep things moving.
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