Massages are a powerful way to improve circulation, remove unwanted toxins and calm the nervous system. I get them all the time I love how refreshed I feel afterwards. Can you relate?
But did you know you can use massage to benefit gut health, too?
The ancient Maya developed a type of massage specifically for the abdomen; other cultures utilize abdominal massage in their healing modalities, too.
The benefits of abdominal massage are the same as a regular massage, though they offer benefits specifically for the digestive system. Whenever I my stomach is feeling sore, crampy, constipated or gassy, I rely on this technique to help relieve pain and get things moving in the right way.
It’s incredibly easy to do. Follow this guide if you’d like to try it yourself:
This form of massage ensures a full blood supply to the lower intestine and really stimulates movement and detoxification. This type of self-massage helps with releasing gas and reducing bloating. It also helps to relax the vagus nerve and reduce stress. Stress is one of the worst culprits for poor digestive health so the more ways to decrease it the better.
I use this technique when I lay down in bed to sleep at night and it helps promote long-term gastrointestinal health. I also use it when I do a coffee enema (another digestive health technique I do monthly and sometimes recommend for clients, too. It’s awesome).
I’ll be sharing tips like these plus a ton more than I reserve exclusively for clients in my next Love Your Gut program! If you’re interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy, then I’d love to see you in this program! Details here: thrivebyfood.com/love-your-gut.
In this program, you’ll get a ton of delicious and satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.
Also join me over on my free Facebook page where I’m always sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.
Kristin Thomas is a health coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner specialized in helping women with hormone, digestion, and autoimmune health concerns. Having gone through these health challenges herself, she now helps clients find their own path to complete wellness through practical and natural diet and lifestyle changes.
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