Some people have discovered that a colonic massage is a great way to remove toxins that tend to accumulate on the walls of the colon. It is an alternative to a colon detox, which some may find unpleasant.
How Can Colonic Massage Help?
By performing colonic massage, you tone the colon wall muscles. As a result, the movement of bowels is more complete. An atonic colon, which lacks an adequate musculature for producing bowel movements, represents the premise of constipation and of a worsening medical condition. People who are constipated are recommended to massage their colon each day for 1 or 2 weeks. If performed with regularity, you will not only ease or prevent constipation, but also the following health problems:
- Colon cancer
- Irritable bowel disease
Therefore, colonic massage represents a real alternative for those who are not comfortable with filtered, warm water being infused into the colon.
Besides helping you to prevent the aforementioned medical problems, colonic massage is also able to help you lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. As some people are excessively fat because of an accumulation of gases, getting rid of the trapped gases will obviously result in weight loss. Of course, you have to correlate colonic massage with a proper diet and with physical exercises that are performed with regularity.
Colonic Massage Measures
In order to perform colonic massage, one of the first things that you need to take care of is the length of your nails. Long nails will prevent you from massaging the abdomen properly. Next, you need to know just how much pressure to apply. It is recommended not to start on the first day with a great amount of pressure, as it may bring on a sensation of discomfort. You should then increase pressure gradually, from one day to another, if you perform colonic massage for longer periods of time.
How is Colonic Massage Performed?
First of all, you have to find a flat surface on which to lie down. Baby oil or massage oil can be used for lubricating the abdominal area. The right side of the abdomen, about where the appendix is located, represents the place where you start the massage. You need to start from this point in order to increase the strength of the ileocecal valve. With circular, clockwise motions, you will proceed to the lower side of the ribcage, which will be massaged until the left side of the abdominal area is reached. The circular motions need to continue to the lower left side of the abdomen, to complete the cycle. Each cycle should be performed in 2 to 3 minutes, so you do not have to rush.
You may wonder why it is mandatory to always start in the right side of the abdomen and finish on the left side. Be aware that the stomach is also located in the right side, so the direction used for colonic massage coincides with the direction of the solid excretory product in the colon.