ILU (I Love U) Massage

  1. This self-massage is used for constipation/loose bowels and generalized pelvic and abdominal pain
  2. Always do the massage from right to left, using soap in the shower, or cream on your fingertips
  3. Start by forming the letter “I” by stroking with moderate pressure from under the left ribcage down to the front of the left hipbone, 10x
  4. Next, form the letter “L” by stroking with moderate pressure from the right ribcage, underneath the ribcage to the left, and down to the front of the left hipbone, forming the letter “L”
  5. Last, do 10 strokes from the front of the right hipbone up to the right ribcage, across to the left ribcage, and down to the left hip bone, forming the letter “U”
  6. These strokes follow the path of the large intestine, helping to calm it if it is irritated, and increasing the motility (movement) of food in your gut
  7. Finish with 1-2 minutes of a clockwise circular massage 2-3 inches away from the belly button to stimulate the small intestine
  8. Do this massage 1-2x daily