Reflexology and Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)

Reflexology and Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) is a very common health complaint which has no cure and can leave the person suffering with great discomfort.  IBS is a combination of constipation, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. It is more common in females aged 20-30 . The cause of IBS is largly unknown but it can be triggered by a sensitivity to certain foods particularly those that are spicey or high in fat. Stress can also be a trigger for IBS and can often make the symptoms worse.

Symptoms of IBS include :

-         Bloating in the abdomen combined with excessive amounts of wind

-         Pain in the Abdomen

-         Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation

-         Feeling like the bowl has not been emptied

-         Feeling of fullness along with difficultly finishing meals

Reflexology helps to relax the muscles around the abdomen, whilst it also helpsto reduce stress which  can worsen symptoms.

A Reflexology treatment for IBS will often be tailored to aid the relaxation of the abdomen and your reflexologist will pay special attention to the digestive area as a whole along with the lymphatic system.

A course of Reflexology treatments will help to rebalance the body and reduce the side effects of IBS. Your reflexologist can also offer aftercare advice regarding foods to avoid and foods that can help, along with relaxation techniques to reduce stress.

September 21, 2010 · by  · in Reflexology · Tags:

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