Massages may reduce uterine spasms by relaxing the uterus. In order to most effectively manage period cramps, massage therapy should focus on the abdominal area. But a full body massage that reduces your overall stress may also help to relieve menstrual cramps.
Is it good to get a massage when on period?
Yes! Massage is a great practice for helping to center you, mind and body. At any time, it is helps center you and keep your body in flow. It can help relieve menstrual symptoms like cramping, water retention, fatigue, and crabbiness.
Where should I rub for menstrual cramps?
Yes, a proper foot massage can help to alleviate period pain. The important pressure point to relief the pain is just a bit under an inner ankle bone (see the diagram), press gently and massage in the circular motion around 5 minutes.
Is there a pressure point to relieve period cramps?
Alright, next up is the pressure point named Spleen 8 (don’t worry—I’ll explain where it is!). This point is an absolute must for helping with intense menstrual cramps. It runs along the tender channel on the inner aspect of the tibia bone, which gives a lot of relief when massaged.
Does massage make Period worse?
Although massage can aid in fighting off the menstrual pain, it does increase blood flow which means a massage may increase your menstrual flow for a day after the massage; keep in mind, however, the increase in blood flow also has positive effects on menstruation.
How do you massage your period?
Squeeze into the sacrum with the heels of your palm applying pressure and hold for 15-30 seconds. Release the pressure but continue pressing down on the sacrum with the heels of your palms, keeping your fingers interlocked. Repeat the process of applying pressure and releasing pressure for a few minutes.
Does rubbing your stomach help with period cramps?
Alleviate menstrual pain
A 2005 study found that abdominal massage was very effective in relieving menstrual pain and cramping. Women who had a five-minute massage daily for six days before menstruation had significantly lower levels of pain and cramping compared to women who had no treatment.