rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


This all sounds complicated doesn’t it and who wants to bare their poorly sore tummy to prodding and kneading when all you want to do is curl up with a hot water bottle?

Regular exercise can help, even a gentle stroll can often get things moving but sometimes the internal movements of the intestines and stomach can become sluggish and need a helping hand.

Colonic massage is just so simple and gives almost immediate relief to constipation, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

There is nothing worse than loose regular movements or slow, non existent and dissappointing rabbit droppings. Both are unhealthy and leave you feeling exhausted and tired and/or sluggish and bloated; not to mention the pain if it goes on for too long.

This simple massage exercise can be done at home, in your bedroom or on the toilet for privacy and can help to alleviate bloating and also aid the passage of stools when you’re actually sitting on the throne!

Colonic massage has a number of brilliant benefits:

  • Cuts down on number of bowel movements if you feel you’re going to often and have loose stools
  • Works like peristalsis and helps move stools around and down to where they should be if you haven’t been for 2-3 days and are feeling constipated
  • Quickly clears trapped wind. Find someone private for this one… let those farts out!
  • Helps ease the passing of hard and stubborn stools

It’s really simple, and anyone, even young kids can learn how to do this. You can use as much or as little pressure as you like (be gentle if you’re teaching your child); use your finger tips, your knuckle or the heel of your hand and work you way around in the direction that your intestines go in so that you give them a helping hand.

Start at the lower right just above your groin and using small small circular massaging movements work you way up your torso, under your rib cage and across to the left side, then work down to the bottom left and ease into the middle of your tummy, towards the rectal region. It’s a bit like a C shape or semi circle area that you cover. You should feel fairly swift relief.

I have Monica from Fria and someone who commented on the 15 tips blog post linked to below to thank for giving me the idea of experimenting with massaging and I have since found a really helpful YouTube video which visually explains how to do it.

Does anyone else try this? Have you found it useful? Anyway I’m just off to massage my colon now so I’ll leave you all in peace. Happy massaging.



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

One Response to Colonic massage for constipation, bloating and IBS

  1. sindy

    This is interesting, I have been searching the web for answers because I am so uncomforrtable with adhesions causing problems, has anyone tried the AVigo abdominal massage, its expensive but I a considering this after I try the masage you have just explained. I am too sore to even be able to touch my tummy yet and desperately need advise on this. Constipation is unbearable

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