IBS and Reflexology

IBS can be triggered by stress, food intolerance and an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in the bowel.

Some of the symptoms of IBS can be:

  • Bloating in the abdomen combined with excessive amounts of wind.
  • Pain in the abdomen.
  • Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation.
  • Feeling like the bowel has not been emptied.
  • Feeling of fullness along with difficulty finishing meals.

Reflexology may help to relax the muscles around the abdomen and helps to reduce stress which can worsen symptoms.

A reflexology treatment for IBS will often be tailored to aid the relaxation of the abdomen, paying special attention to the digestive system as a whole. Treatment may also be targeted at the lymphatic system, which may also help with IBS.

A course of reflexology treatments may help to re-balance the body and reduce the side effects of IBS.

Esther Ramsteiner, Reflexologist


Categories: Reflexology.