AKA tummy rubs. We’re always fans here of simple things you can do for yourself. To finish up this series of improving overall health including our mental health with movement, we’re talking about the “I LOVE YOU” massage.
We can’t really talk about health without mentioning the gut! We’re learning so much about our gut brain connection these days and the role that bacteria play in this.
Healthy and regular bowel movements are an important part of keeping this system on track. And while our diet plays a huge role in the health of our gut, so does movement.
There are times though when in spite of our best efforts, our bowels can get a bit sluggish. Massaging the tummy along the tract of the large intestine can help stimulate peristalsis (the action that moves the poop through the tube) physically, as well as by stimulating our parasympathetic nervous system.
That’s right, the one that’s known for working on body functions in our rest and digest state.
This is a great tool to use regularly to give both our nervous system and our gut some love!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.