Conditions like IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis can respond well to very gentle and particular massage and trigger point techniques.
Those who suffer from digestive complaints know only too well, the bloated, knotted feeling resulting in pain and discomfort.
The causes of digestive complaints are many, ranging from gut flora imbalances to auto immune conditions.
Even our sedentary lifestyles cause the digestive system to slow down and certain medications can cause digestive upset.
An article published by the NHS states that “Around 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time, according to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London.”
Can massage help?
Very gentle, specialised massage and breathing techniques can be used to help reduce tension in the stomach and intestines. We can teach you how to recognise and self treat trigger points.
We can also instruct on specific gentle exercises and self massage techniques which help the natural digestive process. Our aim is to help our clients learn self management techniques but we are always there to help when needed.
Many digestive problems are aggravated by physical and mental stress, so treatments which ease this tension can be very beneficial.
We are aware that clients with digestive problems can be very self conscious, especially when bloating and weight are an issue but our techniques are gentle and can easily be applied over clothing.
Digestive conditions which can be helped by massage;
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Post surgical scar tissue
Deep massage should never be applied to the abdomen of those with digestive problems and you cannot be treated if you have a current infection or have not had your digestive complaint diagnosed by a GP or consultant.