Menstrual cramps and pain are normal and common symptom, especially the days before or the first days of your menstrual cycle. But by the time they interrupt your daily life, which means you can not participate in social activities, you should find a way to relieve yourself of the symptom.
Menstrual pain usually is sharp but may be cramping, throbbing, or a constant, dull ache; it may radiate to the legs. Headache, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, backache, and frequent urination are common; occasional vomiting occurs too.
According to a renowned medical massage professor, the foot contains acupressure points that are connected to the pelvic area by internal energy channels. Pains and cramping occur in sensitive areas during menstruation and along the Achilles tendon. Traditionally, massage over the kidney, liver and splenic meridians balances the production of hormones. Acupressure on the foot and calf, especially at the sensitive points associated with the hormones, has the effect of reducing muscle tension and increasing blood flow to the uterus.
For pain and cramping, a warm, relaxing bath, with a warm massage applied to the lower back and abdomen or clockwise massage of the abdomen can be helpful. For too much bleeding try a warm massage on the lower abdomen. For little bleeding, a warm massage on the lower abdomen.
In conclusion, massage therapists have a myriad of options available to them to deliver pain relief to over half of their female client. Whether using heat therapy, abdominal massage, acupressure, aromatherapy or any variation, massages can reduce uterine spasms without hormone therapy or surgery.