How to do a Tummy Massage

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How to do a Tummy Massage

A good technique to help the intestinal motility (peristalsis) is a gentle, circular massage on your child’s tummy. Whether the child is constipated or not that day, a massage will be beneficial to the intestinal health and will also help your child relax.

How to do the tummy massage with your hands:

  • use only the tips of your fingers of your both hands
  • use a clock-wise motion
  • start on your child’s right side of tummy, just above the right hip bone
  • go up and then follow the ribs to the child’s left side of the tummy
  • go down to the child’s left side of the tummy, just above the left hip bone
  • repeat 7-10 times

The motion has to be circular (clockwise), gentle, and relaxing.

Do a tummy massage in the morning when your child wakes up and in the evening just before they go to sleep. Make sure you also follow these three main constipation relievers.



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2015-01-18T15:32:07+00:00By |Categories: Constipation, Tip of the month|Tags: |2 Comments

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  1. [email protected] March 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    is this something that you should use a lotion or oil to do?

    • Alina March 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      You can use oil or lotion to help your fingers move smoother on your child’s skin. But they are not mandatory :).

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