At any one time, it has been suggested that up to 20% of the population suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and/or food intolerance while a further 2% suffer from constipation. In our experience of over 13 years at Ultimate Health Clinic we have encountered so many more people who suffer from symptoms such as bloating, trapped wind, fluid retention and digestive issues. In conjunction with lifestyle changes such as dietary adjustments which we will advise you on and a better approach to hydration, our latest treatment, deep abdominal massage can have a positive effect on your digestive and related disorders.
The well known Channel 4 show "Supersize vs. Superskinny" featured deep abdominal massage treatment as part of an intensive diet programme last January, It highlighted the effectiveness of the "non-invasive colonic" treatment and since then we have been inundated with enquiries and bookings for this service. Research has proven that deep abdominal massage is one of the more effective techniques to relieve bloating, constipation, fluid retention and many other uncomfortable symptoms.
What is Deep Abdominal Massage?
This treatment releases trapped gases, blockages and waste products from the abdominal area and is consequently effective for many stress related bowel, lower back and emotional problems, such as:
What are the benefits of deep abdominal massage?
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Diverticulitis (non-acute)
- Nervous tummy disorders
- Low back pain
- Gynaecolgical & period problems
Abdominal Massage for Constipation Relief.
Abdominal massage for constipation, is it really effective? Yes abdominal massage is very effective to get relief from constipation. Abdominal massage helps you to stimulate the periphery of small intestines. By abdominal massage we tone up the muscles of the abdomen walls and physically remove the contents of both intestines.
What is involved in deep abdominal massage?
Prior to a massage, you will be asked a number of questions to ensure that deep abdominal massage is the appropriate treatment for you. If it is your therapist will use a range of massage and holding techniques to work the different abdominal fascia and connective tissues to gently manipulate the tissues behind the abdominal organs.
What do I need to do before my deep abdominal massage?
Avoid a large meal within about an hour before your massage and no alcohol.
What do I need to do after my deep abdominal massage?
Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and heavy meals for 24 hours. Note you may experience slight tiredness or mid flu-like symptoms for up to 24 hours afterwards due to the release of toxins from your body.
When canít I have a deep abdominal massage?
You will need to tell your therapist if you suffer from any of the following:
- Cancer, heart disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, DVT or at risk of or have and an embolism.
- Acute (Ďflare upí) stages of illness e.g diverticulitis.
- Skin disorders e.g. phlebitis, ulceration or open wounds in the area of treated.
- Infectious illnesses such as cold, flu or chest infection.
- Systematic oedema.