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Abdominal Massage, an Unexpected Relief for IBS

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I am blessed, I got to spend the NYE in the Middle East with my family. However, by returning from the toasty vibes of Dubai to the chilly reality of Amsterdam, I needed a remedy for the post-holiday blues. The cold hit me like a ton of bricks, and suddenly, even my bones were craving for the warmth I'd left behind. So, in the spirit of self-love and beating the winter freeze, I decided to treat myself. And what better treat than a good old massage, right?

Treating myself to a massage

My colleague suggested a professional in holistic massages. Eager for that soothing touch, I immediately booked a session for me, and one for my boyfriend. The masseuse must have sensed my post-holiday misery because the massage that followed felt like touching heaven. But here's the kicker – it wasn't just a regular massage. Nope, this one had an unexpected twist – a belly massage.

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Worried about a touch to my abdomen

I read about abdominal massage before, but IBS has stressed my belly so much that even my own touch feels uncomfortable now. Therefore, I have never tried it before. Especially a deep tissue massage. I have to admit, at his first touch on my abdomen, I froze.

Now, I'm not one to shy away from a good rubdown, but having someone venture into my belly territory? That's a whole new level of personal. At first, I'll admit, I was uncomfortable. I mean, my belly is like super-maximum security prison – sensitive, guarded, and nobody is allowed to touch it. But hey, I was in for the whole experience, so I went with the flow.

Surprised by the results on my IBS

To my surprise, the belly massage turned out to be the VIP treatment my gut didn't know it needed. Fast forward to the days after, and here's the scoop – relief like never before. You know that feeling of being unblocked, like your digestive system just did a happy dance? Yeah, that's exactly what happened.

I never thought I'd say this, but turns out, letting someone work their magic on the belly – the most sensitive spot for me – was a game-changer. It's like my intestines threw a little party, thanking me for the unexpected love it received. Who knew that with a "simple massage", my belly would have find such a relief?

And here's the twist – the result of this unexpected belly magic was not only a surprise for me but also for my boyfriend, who, mind you, is one of lucky ones that has no clue on how having IBS feels like. The extra bowel movement action caught us both off guard. It's like our digestive systems decided to start working extra hours.

Abdominal massage was a escape

The best part? No need for fancy jargon or mystical descriptions. This wasn't a journey to the center of the earth – it was more like a friendly chat between me, my belly, and a skilled and gifted massage therapist. Now I all crave is silence, good vibes and some belly magic. I honestly cannot wait to get another session.

In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't just a massage; it was a mini escape from the winter blues. A chance to relax, both physically and emotionally. So, if your doctor thinks that it might be a good idea, consider giving your belly a little love. Who knows, it might just be the unexpected twist you never knew you needed. It definitely happened for me!

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