Do you often have that “knot in the gut” feeling which seems to be associated with stress an anxiety?….abdominal massage can help to relieve some of your uncomfortable symptoms, massage has many health benefits, including helping you to unwind. Learning the proper techniques for self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well as strengthen underlying muscle tissue.
It also improves Digestion
You can gently apply light pressure, massage your stomach using clockwise circular strokes in the morning or evening while lying in bed to stimulate blood flow and improve digestion. Pepperment oil is very benefical for the digestion but make sure its pure. Before you begin your massage, make sure you empty your bladder. As you massage your stomach, not only will you stimulate your digestive system, but you can aid your colon in moving waste through your system to allieviate issues with constipation.
Alleviates Stress Related Issues
Anxiety and stress can often lead to that feeling of having a “knot” in the stomach. Along with that uneasy feeling, many times you can experience abdominal aches accompanied by gas and pain. The soothing effect of stomach massage can help to alleviate these painful symptoms, as well as decrease the overall feeling of stress by helping you enter a state of deep rest and restoration.
And Stimulates Internal Organs
Abdominal massage also stimulates your internal organs, including your gall bladder and liver. Increased blood and oxygen flow may help to improve organ function. In the case of your gall bladder and liver, improved function means more efficient release and removal of waste products and improves blood circulation benefiting the blood vessels of the entire abdominal cavity.
In addition to alleviated abdominal distress issues, stomach massage may also strengthen weak and relaxed abdominal muscles. Applied pressure with gentle circular motion can also release deep muscle spasms, promote internal heat/fire in the belly and break down adhesions or scar tissue.