Nowadays with our busy lives we are finding more and more people are suffering from and being diagnosed by their GP with IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. If we analyse the lifestyle of the sufferers we generally find that stress is a reoccurring factor in all of them. Stress can cause so many ailments and physical stresses and often our stomachs suffer as a result. Having a colon massage / deep abdominal massage can help your colon to work more effectively leaving you feeling less sluggish, with an improved skin condition, and toned, also helping with stretch marks and cellulite.
Colon massage aims to help you to relax and promote the body's natural ability to heal itself by cleansing the colon of toxin build up. This is done in a safe comfortable and relaxing manner, predominantly based on Swedish massage techniques and specific deep abdominal massage. The aim of colon massage is to encourage and remind the colon how to work efficiently. It also helps with constipation and to re-balance the emotions and release tension. It is a wonderful therapy that promotes relaxation and well-being, as well as aiding the elimination of toxins and waste products.
During a visit to a therapist for a colon massage you receive a thorough consultation which is confidential. Your therapist will go through your food consumption, protein, carbs, fibre, your levels of exercise, water intake and other social habits such as drinking and smoking. During the treatment you may experience the feeling of "waste" moving along your colon and perhaps the feeling of gas being moved to the exit point. Don’t be embarrassed or worried about passing wind, your therapist will have encountered this before so nothing is a shock or a surprise. It is to be expected and good for you! Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised, revitalised and better able to concentrate. This is known as the healthier alternative to a colonic irrigation and has been widely promoted on the TV show “Supersize Superskinny”.
Sarah Brookes Ba Hons, PGCE, D32, D33, D34, Reiki MT, VTCT, GHR, GHSC is the owner of IsisTherapy Training, which offers therapists the chance to train in the deep abdominal massage. This is a one day course, £120, multi-accredited and comes with 14 CPD Points. You must hold a body massage certificate or equivalent to enrol on this course.