Abdominal massage, which may sometimes be referred to as stomach massage, is a light, non-invasive treatment that may have an effect on stomach relaxation and healing for some people and is used to treat a variety of health problems, especially those related to the stomach, such as digestion problems, bloating, and may use massage To treat constipation . A person may benefit from the effects of an abdominal massage after only 5 or 10 minutes of massage per day.
“Also, please make sure to speak to a doctor before getting an abdominal massage, especially if you are pregnant or have any health concerns.”
The benefits of abdominal massage
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy can have a positive effect on people’s physical, mental and social health, as it is believed to improve overall health and a sense of energetic, and the incorporation of essential oils into a massage therapy may enhance the psychological and organic benefits.
Also, abdominal massage is used to treat some stomach pains, such as:
Abdominal massage helps relax the stomach muscles, and this in turn helps stimulate digestion and relieve constipation, as a reliable study examined a small group in 2016 to see the effects of abdominal massage on constipation after surgery, researchers found that people who underwent an abdominal massage – compared to the other group who did not receive Massages – they have:
- Improvement in symptoms of constipation
- Increase bowel movement
- Less time between bowel movements
Abdominal massage has also been shown to have many positive effects on their quality of life, and more in-depth studies are needed to expand on these results and to learn more about the properties that can affect constipation.
To relieve constipation, you may want to focus on these pressure points during your massage:
- CV6, and is located about two fingers across the belly button.
- CV12, along the middle of your torso, midway between your belly button and the cage of the ribs.
- Do not use acupressure points if you are pregnant.
Improving digestive function
2018 research showed that people who underwent a 15-minute abdominal massage twice daily for three days noticed an improvement in their symptoms compared to people who did not receive any treatment, and the massage group showed a decrease in the amount of stomach fluid they had, a decrease in the circumference of the abdomen, and an increased bowel movement. Digestive functions are significantly improved.
A 2015 study found that abdominal massage was effective in treating some symptoms of excess fluid (common in people being treated for cancer) that build up in the abdominal cavity.
In this study, subjects who underwent a 15-minute abdominal massage twice a day for three days had lower levels of observed abdominal bloating. Levels of depression, anxiety, and well-being also improved.
An abdominal massage had no effect on their other symptoms, including pain, nausea, and fatigue.
Reducing menstrual pain
A 2005 study found that abdominal massage was very effective in relieving menstrual pain and cramps.Women who underwent a five-minute massage daily for six days before menstruation had a significantly lower degree of pain and cramps compared to women who did not receive the treatment. Incorporating essential oils into an abdominal massage is more beneficial than massaging without it. Using essential oils may help reduce friction and enhance your olfactory senses during a massage.It also helps reduce menstrual pain and bleeding, as a 2013 study found that women who underwent a 10-minute abdominal massage with essential oils had significantly lower levels of menstrual pain and bleeding. Excessive menstruation and duration of pain compared to women who received abdominal massages using only almond oil.
Both groups in the study massaged the abdomen once daily for seven days before their menstrual cycle. The aromatherapy massage included the essential oils of cinnamon, cloves, rose, and lavender in the almond oil base.
(This was a small-scale study of only 85 women, so more research is needed to support the use of abdominal massage to treat menstrual pain)
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, an abdominal massage may also:
- Massage helps slimming .
- Increase relaxation.
- Tightening and strengthening the abdominal muscles.
- Get rid of physical and emotional stress.
- Relieving muscle spasms.
- Increase blood flow to the abdomen.
Massage method relieving stomach pain
- Massage your stomach yourself
- Prepare: Although lying down is better in terms of rest, you can massage while sitting.
- Lie on your back or you can do it while standing instead of lying on the back.
- Warm your hands by rubbing them together for about 30 seconds.
- Apply any oils you use.
- Use the palm of your hand to massage your entire stomach.
- Massage one finger above the belly button.
- Use two fingers to massage around the belly button clockwise for 2-3 minutes, then in the other direction for the same period.
- Repeat the process daily for a quarter of an hour (15 minutes).
If you do not feel comfortable massaging yourself, you can also massage your stomach at a massage therapist, but call before scheduling your appointment to see if the therapist does a belly massage as not all massage centers offer this service.
- Massage your belly button
You can make light vibrations on the abdomen to relieve pain, then place your palm on your belly button, press gently and then do simple vibrating movements, these movements will generally affect the relaxation of part of the large intestine
- The most important massage tips
- Do these movements of 10-20 minutes daily to get the most benefit.
- Don’t try these techniques if you are full of a meal.
- Avoid these massages if you are pregnant, have inflammatory bowel disease, bowel disease, or if you have bowel cancer.
- If you still experience discomfort, consider seeing a doctor.
Foot massage to treat stomach
Stimulating these four specific points can help relieve pain from indigestion and treat problems such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and bloating:
Three Point Mile
This point is located on the outer edge of the leg, three fingers below the knee, and stimulating this point plays a role in relieving ulcers, intestinal inflammation, nausea, gas and bloating.
This point is located on the side of the inner side of the foot, four toes away from the big toe. Stimulating this point plays a role in the flow of energy in the stomach and relieves indigestion, stomach pain and nausea.
Point (Three Yin Crossing)
This point is located with three fingers at the width of the inner ankle bone. Stimulating this point plays a role in the general healing of diseases related to the lower abdomen, as well as relieves colitis, flatulence and flatulence.
Point (Great Rushing)
This point is located between the big toes and the second foot. By stimulating this point, you help improve gallbladder health and relieve nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.