Bloating is a sensation of fullness caused by gas. It may happen to certain people with other digestive and non-digestive issues. While you can find relief from the uncomfortable sensation by treating the underlying causes, you could also get a body massage for short- and long-term relief.
Here are the most common culprits of bloating and why massage could be your only solution.
Constipation: The Most Common Culprit
Constipation affects 16 in every 100 Americans, but this number might be higher because you can have constipation without realizing that you have it and experience it despite bowel movements.
Constipation causes bloating and stomach pain; the intensity increases the longer stool has time to ferment in your colon.
The Lesser Culprits of Bloating
Although the following causes are much less common, they’re just as painful and uncomfortable.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is associated with people with gut sensitivity. It’s a condition that comes and goes but stays with a person for life. When experiencing a particularly sensitive gut, you may have abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO occurs when bacteria have had time to fester and ferment in the small intestine. It can happen due to intestinal surgery or gut sensitivity accompanied by diarrhea and cause bloating, among other things.
Gastroparesis is a kind of paralysis that occurs in your stomach. The muscles down there push the food further down and out of your stomach. While the paralysis is most often partial, it does delay your stomach from getting emptied, leading to nausea and bloating.
Full Body Massage: A Solution, Not a Quick Fix
A massage is a solution and a long-term one at that. The American Massage Therapy Association deems the therapy positively impacts a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. When it comes to bloating, a massage can relieve the symptom and address the underlying causes.
Massage for Constipation
Suppose the underlying cause of bloating is constipation. In that case, a massage can resolve it by unwinding the stomach muscles, stimulating better bowel movements, and relieving symptoms, including but not limited to bloating.
Massage can also be a preventive measure for conditions or experiences where constipation may be an expected side-effect. For instance, a study concluded that people who had a massage right after their surgery experienced alleviated constipation as compared to those who didn’t get a massage.
Massage for Bloating
According to a study, people who got a 15-minute massage twice daily for three straight days experienced less abdominal bloating. Since many of these people were experiencing bloating due to excess fluid in the stomach due to cancer, depression, stress, and anxiety were also common enemies that the therapy helped them beat.
In conclusion, a massage addresses the causes and symptoms of bloating. Lucky for you, we now offer mobile massages, so you don’t have to go out of your way to get a massage. Request a luxury Asian massage to your hotel room in Las Vegas, and feel free to ask our massage therapist to focus on your abdominal area.
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