Hi I am Julia rhodes , principal colon hydrotherapist wit h West London Colonics . http://www.wahanda.com/place/west-london-colonics/
The stress busting mechanics of massage might be a primeval response.
Cats, and dogs like to be stroked. So do humans. Deprive a baby of human touch for long enough, and it will die!
I think there is something very fundamental and healing about touch itself when delivered in a safe, therapeutic setting.
With colon hydrotherapy , abdominal massage is one of the key techniques I deploy. In fact , fortuitously, the very latest review on our Wahanda page ( Jan2014 , by cutie pie ) mentions how she found the abdominal massage 'lovely'.
The abdominal area is a key area for massage because it houses the bulk of the enteric nervous system ( ENS) the 2nd brain. No wonder its soothing and has a feelgood factor matched by few other experiences.