Did you know that the abdomen has the largest collection of lymph nodes in the body and regular massage can help drain those lymph nodes to enhance better digestion?
According to the University of Utah Health Care, massage can also lower depression and alleviate fibromyalgia pain!
Many of us who suffer from IBS also suffer from what I call co-dependent ailments, like fibromyalgia, SIBO, endometriosis, etc. which can cause anxiety and stress.
Massage relieves anxiety and stress which may, in turn, help some of these other ailments we deal with daily.
And if there’s ever a time to improve our immune system…I think now would be good!
Oh, and don’t forget to drink lots of EXTRA water the same day as your massage and the next day to flush all of those toxins out that the therapist just massaged.
If you don’t, you’ll know it for sure…you will feel like you got hit by a Mack truck! But…then again, you know it’s working! #staypositive
Plus, if you’re like me, you have a hard time “justifying” doing anything for yourself. This is a perfect way to justify a little pampering, you need it to help with your __________(fill in the blank here).
And once you get on a regular regimen of massage besides the health benefits, what if you could come off some of the medication and supplements you are paying an arm and leg for?
Listen, I’m no doctor and will not say you can definitely come off medication with a regular massage.
I know personally, I spend a lot of money on supplements though, so if I can replace that with a “good-for-me” massage…and get pampered at the same time? It’s worth checking into.
“Massage day is the best day of the week.”~Unknown
Tip: try to find a therapist who is versed in IBS so they understand how to help your personal situation best!