Total body health depends on the body’s ability to excrete toxins through three elimination pathways; urine, sweat and poop. Abdominal detox massage supports natural elimination and restores gut regularity. Reducing inflammation is the key to the intestinal lining’s capacity to regenerate and heal, allowing for a smooth digestive process.
Hands on therapeutic practices like Visceral Manipulation and Chi Nei Tsang work to enhance the detox mechanism by stimulating the parasympathetic response; the repair, rest and digest function.
In fact the gut has its own nervous system known as the enteric nervous system. The enteric nervous system receives and relays information through nerves with the most notable line of communication; the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve acts as a highway with messages being transmitted in both directions so that the gut and brain can communicate with each other. This is the essence of the gut-brain connection. Gut health affects mood, immune system, cognition, skin, memory and even your personality!
What conditions does abdominal detox massage treat?
- Indigestion, constipation, bloating
- insomnia, anxiety
- poor skin quality, acne
- inability to lose weight
- Releases chronic low back pain
- Helps chronic fatigue and post-viral symptoms
- Regulates menses, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), low back and pelvic pain, headaches and dizziness with menses, chronic urinary tract infections, miscarriage, infertility, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and peri-menopause and menopause.
- Benefits depression and mood disorders
- Reduce Intestinal inflammation (IBS and more)
Improving gut health often requires a hard and honest look into your diet, often adding more plants and whole foods while subtracting inflammatory foods like sugar, wheat, dairy and corn. Inflammation and stress aggravate the gut lining by creating pathways or “leaky holes” to the bloodstream allowing pathogens to harm neighboring organs and circulate toxins in the blood. A damaged gut lining can allow for an overgrowth of bacteria to enter the blood stream affecting the joints, adrenals, skin, sinuses, colon, thyroid, brain and more.
Abdominal massage, nutritional support, stress reduction and adequate hydration are all key features of a healthy gut.
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