Feeling plugged? Abdominal Massage Can Get Things Moving


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.”

via Abdominal and Meridian Massage Both Relieve Constipation.

Click through to the link to find the details on the study.

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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  1. message necklace said,

    May 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I have heard it is quite effective. My wife suffers from terrible constipation, a stomach massage once totally cleared her up.

  2. Denise H. Williams, LMT said,

    May 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    As a therapist that has worked with post cardiac surgery patients, I often hear the complaint of being constipated. As I give the patient a light abdominal treatment, I also explain to them what I’m doing so that they can work on themselves, if need be in the future.
    You could even say things all work out in the end;)

    Thanks for your post.
    Denise W of Much Kneaded Massage of NYC

  3. Heather Wibbels said,

    June 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Denise – love the pun! Good to hear that you’re able to use that kind of work successfully with cardiac patients – wonderful to know that your patients respond to it and enjoy the eduction. Thanks for your comment!

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