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Menstrual  Cramps: Massage Therapy Can Help To Relieve Period Pain Naturally

Menstrual Cramps: Massage Therapy Can Help To Relieve Period Pain Naturally

You can heal menstrual cramps with massage therapy naturally. Massage can help to increase blood flow and decrease tension in the muscles. 



Periods can be painful and difficult for many women. They need love, care, and support of a close one. It is important that they practise self-care and relaxation techniques to get some relief.  Are you the one who experience discomfort and pain during you time of the month? Massage therapy can be a great way to help alleviate symptoms of pain and promote relaxation.


Generally, menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus, which can be painful and uncomfortable. Massaging the abdominal and lower back muscles can help to ease the tension and reduce the pain associated with these contractions. Here are some tips on how to use massage therapy to relax during your period:


Start with a warm bath or shower


Before you begin the massage, take a warm bath or shower to help relax your muscles and prepare your body for the massage.


Use a soothing massage oil


Choose a massage oil that contains ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, or peppermint, which have calming and relaxing properties. Apply the oil to your abdomen, lower back, and any other areas where you experience discomfort.


Use gentle, circular motions


Using your fingertips, gently massage your abdomen in circular motions, starting from the center and moving outward. Use a light pressure, and avoid pressing too hard on your uterus.


Focus on deep breathing


As you massage your body, focus on taking deep, slow breaths. This can help you relax and release tension.


You can try acupressure


Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and relaxation. One acupressure point that may be helpful during your period is the Spleen 6 point, located about 3 finger-widths above the inner ankle bone.


Use Electric Massager


Electric massagers can provide a deep and targeted massage helping to reduce pain and discomfort. They can also help to relax the muscles and increase the release of endorphins, which can help to reduce pain and improve mood.


When using an electric massager for menstrual cramps, it is important to start with a low intensity setting and gradually increase as needed. It is also important to focus on the lower abdomen and pelvic area, where the cramps are occurring. Additionally, some electric massagers come with heat therapy options, which can further relax the muscles and alleviate pain. If you experience severe or persistent menstrual cramps, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the cause and appropriate treatment options.



Important Tip

Remember to listen to your body and take things slow. If you experience any pain or discomfort during the massage, stop immediately and consult with a healthcare professional.

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