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ILU (I Love You) Massage Posted on 3 May 09:13 , 0 comments

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem that affects many people. It is characterized by difficulty in passing stool or infrequent bowel movements. While there are many ways to treat constipation, one effective method is abdominal massage. In particular, the "I Love U" abdominal massage technique has been shown to be effective in relieving constipation. In this blog post, we will explore what the "I Love U" abdominal massage technique is and how to do it for constipation relief.

What is the "I Love U" Abdominal Massage Technique? The "I Love U" abdominal massage technique is a gentle massage technique that involves tracing the shape of the letter "I" and the letter "U" on the abdomen. This technique is believed to stimulate the digestive system and promote bowel movements, making it an effective way to relieve constipation.

To perform the "I Love U" abdominal massage, follow these steps:

Step 1: Lie on Your Back

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.

Step 2: Locate Your Belly Button

Locate your belly button, which is located in the center of your abdomen.

Step 3: Trace the Letter "I"

Starting at the top of your abdomen, use your fingertips to trace the shape of the letter "I" downwards towards your pubic bone. Then, move your fingertips to the left side of your abdomen and trace the letter "I" from top to bottom. Finally, move your fingertips to the right side of your abdomen and trace the letter "I" from top to bottom.

a diagram of a human body

Step 4: Trace the Letter "U"

Starting at the top of your abdomen, use your fingertips to trace the shape of the letter "U" around the left side of your abdomen, down towards your pubic bone, and then up the right side of your abdomen back to the starting point at the top.

a diagram of a human body

Step 5: Repeat

Repeat the "I Love U" massage technique for a total of 10-15 minutes, or until you feel relief from constipation.

a diagram of a human body

Tips for Doing the "I Love U" Abdominal Massage

    • Use gentle pressure: Be gentle when performing the massage to avoid causing discomfort or pain.
    • Relax: Take deep breaths and try to relax your body as much as possible during the massage.
    • Drink water: Drinking water before and after the massage can help promote bowel movements.
    • Practice regularly: Consistent practice of the "I Love U" massage can help prevent constipation from recurring.

In conclusion, the "I Love U" abdominal massage technique is a simple and effective way to relieve constipation. By tracing the shape of the letters "I" and "U" on your abdomen, you can stimulate your digestive system and promote bowel movements. By incorporating this technique into your daily routine, you can prevent constipation from recurring and enjoy better digestive health.

Before making changes to your routine followup with your healthcare provider.


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