Massaging the abdomen improves the digestive process, relieves stomach upsets, soothes nerves related to the abdomen, and has a favorable effect on the organs of the gastro-intestinal tract.
A stomach massage may be done in combination with a whole body massage or may be used specially to handle gastric disturbances.
Benefits Of Abdominal Massage For Gas
- An abdominal massage is done using a firm, yet mild pressure. Begin under the rib cage and work clock-wise around the stomach area, using small circular motions.
- Abdominal massages eliminate gas and gaseous distension almost instantaneously. They stimulate the bowel movement; improve bowel motility (that tends to become infrequent and inconsistent due to dietary errors, no exercise and stress). Poor bowel movement causes excessive gas formation and abdominal distension.
- A firm abdominal massage stimulates the abdominal muscles and facilitates adequate movement of the bowels.
- An abdominal massage promises to relive constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, gaseous distension, gastric discomfort and stomach cramps.
Essential Oils For Stomach Massage For Gas
Certain essential oils have been known to be decidedly effective for a stomach massage. These are: peppermint oil, fennel oil, fenugreek oil, and spearmint. These oils relive stomach cramps. They ease pain and discomfort and help in the expulsion of gas. Using these oils for massage, tones up the organs and the muscles present in the abdomen.