How To Perform A Bowel Massage

This video is for educational purposes only, and is a supplement to instructions from a licensed healthcare professional and not to be performed without proper supervision. Improper application of medical skills can result in injuries for which Midwest Physical Therapy Services is not liable. We recommend contacting Midwest Physical Therapy Services, for more information.


How To Perform A Bowel Massage

Dr. Cheryl Wisinski, PT, DPT, WCS, (owner Midwest Physical Therapy Services) discusses one method to combat constipation with a gentle bowel massage you can perform yourself. This gentle massage should be performed with a light touch. Using very little pressure, (light enough that it would not leave an impression on a sponge) start at the right side of your abdomen (ascending colon, right vertical) move your hand up along colon, then move your hand under your ribs, (transverse colon) towards your left side, then move your hand from top to bottom (descending colon, left vertical).

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