Digestive System Functioning
If your digestive system is not functioning optimally in can lead to ongoing discomfort and even illness. The movement of food down the digestive system is achieved via the contraction of muscles – termed peristaltic waves. When these waves don’t reach the full extent of your intestines they impede the functioning of the digestive system. Abdominal massage has been shown to help restore this muscular function, with a range of gentle strokes and pressure providing the necessary encouragement.
Benefits of Abdominal Massage
Abdominal massage is a gentle technique that has the potential to provide a wide range of benefits, specifically with regard to:
- Constipation - massage of the abdominal area can help stimulate the muscles in the colon to help remove stagnant faecal matter.
- Circulation – massage can help to promote improved blood circulation, with oxygenated blood reaching all parts of the body.
- Digestion – massage can aid in stimulating the muscles of the digestive track to function at their optimum.
- Toning - abdominal massage is able to tone and tighten the muscles in this area and even aid in weight reduction.