Abdominal massage focuses on the digestive system and is perfect for anyone who suffers with digestive problems such as constipation and bloating. If you have considered colonic hydrotherapy in the past, try abdominal massage instead – the massage on the colon will have the same effect but is a relaxing, non invasive treatment option.
Why is Colon Health Important?
The first half of the colon has very sensitive nerves and muscles to create wavelike motions (peristalsis) to move the contents of the colon through to the rectum in order for them to be eliminated form the body. If this section of the colon is healthy, it extracts nutrients from the material coming from the small intestine, where it passes into the bloodstream to be carried by blood vessels to the liver for processing. If the individual is constipated, the waste in the colon can putrefy and ferment, with any nutritional elements present passing into the blood stream as polluted products – this is called toxemia – a build-up of toxins in the bloodstream.
The purpose of the colon as an organ of elimination is to collect fermentative and putrefactive toxic waste from every part of the body, and by the peristaltic waves of the muscles of the colon, remove all this waste from the body. Not properly removing waste from the colon is like having the Bin Men on strike. Just as the accumulation of rubbish on the streets would create putrid, unhealthy gases and odours that would be dispersed into the atmosphere, toxins from waste putrefying in your colon can seep into your bloodstream, causing an array of ailments. If these ailments are not addressed and constipation is not treated, toxemia and a build up of pathogenic bacteria may lead to a serious illness.