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A recently published study showed that those that participated in abdominal massage for 4 weeks demonstrated significant improvements in constipation severity, quality of life, and frequency in defecation frequency in comparison to the placebo group.


Many of our clients experience gastrointestinal issues, especially constipation. Did you know that Wellest often utilizes a manual technique called visceral manipulation? It is a type of massage that helps to release restrictions of connective tissue in the abdomen and helps move things along with greater ease.


One of the most important things we do in sessions is teaching our clients healthy bowel routines, one of those things being daily abdominal massage.



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İrem Gül Doğan, PT, MSC, Ceren Gürşen, PT, PhD, Türkan Akbayrak, PT, PhD, Yasemin Hatice Balaban, MD, Cavanşir Vahabov, MD, Esra Üzelpasacı, PT, MSC, Serap Özgül, PT, PhD, Abdominal Massage in Functional Chronic Constipation: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial, Physical Therapy, Volume 102, Issue 7, July 2022, pzac058, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzac058