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Skin Candy Chocolate Mint Abdominal Massage

Skin Candy Chocolate Mint is Perfect to Use for Abdominal Massage.

Skin Candy Cocoa Butter for Abdominal Massage

What is Abdominal Massage?

It’s when the abdomen and intestinal areas are massaged with different motions and pressure. The massage action naturally helps to stimulate peristalsis, decrease
colonic transit time and increase the frequency of bowel movements. It also reduces the discomfort typically associated with constipation.

Abdominal Massage can also benefit the digestive system by relaxing the digestive organs, stimulating digestion and increasing blood flow throughout the system.

What techniques are used in abdominal massage?

The techniques vary depending on the type of massage being used, yet they all work to improve digestion and elimination. Abdominal massage is concentrated on the stomach, small and large intestines, and the muscles surrounding these organs.

Self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well as strengthen underlying muscle tissue. It stimulates your internal organs, including your gallbladder and liver.

Increased blood and oxygen flow helps to improve organ function. In the case of your gallbladder and liver, improved function means efficient release and removal of waste products. Improved blood circulation benefits the blood vessels of the entire abdominal cavity.

How To Do Self Massage.​

Lay down with your knees up and moving your knees from left to right. This helps the flow. Remember to breathe deeply while you massage as it helps with oxygen flow and relaxation.

Now apply Chocolate Mint Skin Candy onto your abdomen. With a gentle light pressure, using both hands, massage your stomach using clockwise circular strokes.

As your abdomen relaxes you can apply a little more pressure.

Massage for 15 minutes twice a day.

It has been found that performing the massage with essential oils of peppermint offers an additional aromatherapeutic benefit and helps to improve constipation symptoms even more than massage alone.

Why Peppermint?

Peppermint​ is an herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family in the genus Mentha and botanically named Mentha piperita. Originally native to Europe, peppermint is now cultivated in nearly all regions globally.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.

It is extremely helpful as an aid for digestion.

You see peppermint is what is known as a carminative and therefore helps in removing excess gas. It is also a good for those who have a low appetite, and it helps treating motion sickness, nausea and upset stomachs.

Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats.

Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main ingredients in peppermint, have antispasmodic effects, with calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

A number of studies have also shown it to be a great reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The stimulating effects of peppermint oil have been shown to increase blood circulation. In fact, studies have shown that as soon as the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation. The stimulating effect of increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate
the body’s organs and increase metabolism.

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Massage Helps Arthritis Knee Pain

Romy Frank

Romy Frank HHP

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Great news! Recent research supports what we, as committed massage therapy advocates have known for years. Yes, the recent data from a study conducted by Tiffany Field PhD, recently published in ‘Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice’ showed without a doubt, that moderate pressure massage helps arthritis knee pain. Not only that, range of motion was also increased.

Tiffany Field, PhD is the director of the ‘Touch Research Institute in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami, School of Medicine’ which conducts research funded by NIH, March of Dimes and several corporations on the effects of alternative therapies such as massage therapy.

Research on Therapeutic Massage Helps Arthritis Knee Pain

The research involved Medical School staff and faculty who had arthritis knee pain. They were randomly assigned to receive moderate pressure massage therapy or they were put on a waiting list – which was the control group. The participants were asked to report on pain, stiffness and function. The researchers also used an evaluation by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Range of motion as well as pain associated with range of motion was assessed before and after the last sessions.

This is what they found. The pain associated with arthritis of the knee was significantly reduced and the range of motion was increased when they were given moderate pressure massage therapy. Moderate pressure massage on both the hamstrings and the quadriceps was applied and was found to be essential in producing the effective results. Both internal and external range of motion increased and the associated pain decreased.

Other Benefits to Therapeutic Massage for Arthrisit Knee Pain

There were other benefits as well. A Goniometer was used to measure the angles associated with the change in range of motion. They found that standing and supine flexion increased, walking speed increased and walking pain decreased as well. They also used evaluation by means of WOMAC, which stands for the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index. Using this WOMAC test, they once again found that pain, activity and total scores decreased, as well as improvement in sleep disturbance scores.

Tiffany Field PhD

Tiffany Field PhD

Tiffany Field says that what matters the most is the level of pressure used in the massage. She favors moderate to light. “The critical thing is using moderate pressure,” says Field. “Light pressure, just touching the surface of the skin or brushing it superficially, is not getting at those pressure receptors. Light pressure can be stimulating, not relaxing.” Her 2010 study, published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, showed that stimulating pressure receptors, or nerves under the skin that convey pain-reducing signals to the brain, with moderate pressure, results in a reduction of symptoms.

Field previously conducted research to show the benefits of massage on painful hand or wrist arthritis as well. In 2006 the study group was given four weekly massages from a therapist and taught to massage their sore joints daily at home. Just a 15-minute, moderate pressure massage per day resulted in reduced pain and anxiety, and increased grip strength as measured on comparative pre- and post-therapy tests.

San Diego Therapeutic Massage Special for October.

If you live in San Diego, CA, please take advantage of the ‘special’, special that our skilled, licensed massage therapist, Romy Frank, is offering for the whole month of October. Receive a 90 minute, full body therapeutic massage for only $80.00. That’s right, $50.00 off the regular price.

Of course, your goals for massage may vary. You may be interested in relieving anxiety and stress, or you may even feel like just being pampered. Whatever your needs are, guaranteed, they will be met with Romy. She views massage therapy as a form of healing body, mind and soul and she always achieves this through meaningful hands-on therapy that is performed with mindful techniques.

Romy is also doing a Spa Kitchen Workshop in San Diego on November 7, 10-3. Learn how to make your own bath and body products using natural and safe ingredients straight from your kitchen.
Here are the details & how to sign up. Space is limited.

Special offer:
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