This self-massage is used to help ease constipation, as well as to ease abdominal and pelvic pain. The goal is to move stool along the intestine, and helping calm the intestine if it is irritated. Use cream or soap on fingertips, and always follow the clockwise direction (right to left). Perform lying down or standing in shower. Use moderate pressure. Repeat each section 10 times. Repeat this technique 1-2x/day.
Step 1: “I”: Massage from under the left ribcage, down towards the inside the left hip bone.
Step 2: “L”: Massage from under the right ribcage, to left ribcage, then complete the above step
Step 3: “U: Massage from inside of the right hip bone, up to right rib cage, and complete the “L”
Step 4: Stimulate the small intestine by performing small circular circles in the clockwise direction 2-3 inches from the belly button x 1-2 minutes.
For more helps and tips regarding constipation, check out our blog 5 Key Tips to Help with Constipation.
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