Kum Nye Self-Massage for Your Abdomen
If you regularly do Kum Nye Self-Massage with Paula Trafford you’ll know the benefits can be considerable, instantly effective and long-lasting.
As you’ll be aware, Paula at www.TraffordHouse.net likes to focus on specific body areas so that you can go deeper into these ‘zones’ and receive additional benefits.
Abdominal self-massage is exactly the same in this respect and here are some of those additional improvements and reliefs you may expect…
Using self-massage to relax the abdominal muscles can help stimulate digestion and relieve constipation.
A study in 2016* found that people who received post-surgery abdominal massage experienced;
- reduced constipation symptoms
- more bowel movements
- less time between bowel movements
Compared to the control group they also received a positive effect on their quality of life scores.
Of course, as an extensively experienced aromatherapist, Paula recommends incorporating essential oils in order to further enhance the efficacy of your self-massages. And the fact that acupressure points are included in all of the Kum Nye self-massage techniques only adds to the potency of the methods Paula teaches.
Important note: DO NOT use acupressure points if you are pregnant.
Improved Digestive Function
Studying the effects of abdominal massage on the digestive function of people with endotracheal tubes showed that people who had short abdominal massages twice daily for only 3 days showed;
- improvements in their symptoms;
- reduction in stomach liquid,
- a decrease in abdominal circumference
- significant reduction in constipation
- Reduced bloating, lower instances of depression and anxiety and an improvement in well-being levels were found in people having two 15-minute abdominal massages twice daily for three days in a 2015*** study.
Alleviate Menstrual Pain
A five-minute massage daily for six days before menstruation has been shown to significantly lower levels of menstrual pain and cramping. Again, using essential oils can help to reduce friction and enhancing your olfactory senses during a massage improves the benefits. They may also help to reduce menstrual pain and bleeding.
In addition to the benefits above, abdominal massage may also:
- help with weight loss
- help you relax deeply
- strengthen and tone the tummy
- release physical and emotional tensions
- relieve muscle spasms
- increase blood circulation to the abdomen
- benefit abdominal organs: Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas
Is it safe?
Done in a gentle and safe manner under the guidance of a specialist massage therapist, Paula, for example, Kum Nye abdominal self-massage is completely safe and hugely beneficial:
As you can see above, Kum Nye Abdominal Self-Massage is done fully-clothed and you can blank your screen for total privacy.
- Avoid if you’ve had recent abdominal surgery -speak with Paula and your doctor first.
- Same if you have any pregnancy or abdominal health concerns
- Keep away from heavy or spicy foods in the hours before and after abdominal massage.
- Drink plenty of water after the massage.
Paula is an authorised Kum Nye Teacher-Presenter and a well-qualified, vastly experienced Aromatherapy and Remedial, Swedish Massage Therapist also qualified in Massage for People with Cancer. You are literally in very safe hands!
Sources: * The Effect of Abdominal Massage on Constipation and Quality of Life ** Does abdominal massage improve gastrointestinal functions of intensive care patients with an endotracheal tube?: *** The effect of abdominal massage in reducing malignant ascites symptoms: