Oncology I Gastrointestinal Symptoms I Diarrhea

Rhythmical massage therapy

The general approach to treatment of diarrhea with rhythmical massage therapy includes promoting rhythmic function in the metabolic area, loosening cramped abdominal, lumbar and neck muscles, building strength, stabilizing the cardiovascular system, conveying calm and relaxation, and enabling a coherent experience of the body in the sense of: I feel comfortable in my body.

Treatment with rhythmical massage therapy is contraindicated when diarrhea is accompanied by fever. In this case it is recommended to start by applying suitable compresses (such as calf compresses) until the signs of fever have subsided.

The therapeutic approach

  • Abdominal massages.
    The practitioner’s gestures are gentle, warm, soft and enveloping, coming from the broad distance, with emphasis on local binding in the tissue,
    e.g., using peat oil with Melissa WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Melisse).
    The rhythm of the practitioner’s movements should be calm and clearly structured, not flowing. If sensitivity is still present, stroke the solar plexus with
    Oxalis e planta tota W 10%, Oleum WALA or peat oil with Oxalis WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Oxalis).

  • Arm massages.
    To support upbuilding forces. 

  • Treat the lower back in a resting position.
    The quality of touch should be gentle and warm to relieve cramped lumbar muscles, e.g., using
    peat oil with Hypericum WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Hypericum).

  • Treat the calves with a downward motion.
    Employ an incarnating gesture according to the polarity principle,
    e.g., using peat oil with Meteoric iron WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Meteoreisen).
    Possibly treat the “anchor point” at the calcaneus using
    Plumbum metallicum 0.4% ointment WELEDA or peat oil with galena WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Galenit).

  • Rhythmical Einreibung of the kidneys. If necessary, the patient can lie on one side.
    To build up the patient’s formative forces use
    Argentum metallicum praep. 0.4% ointment WELEDA or
    peat oil with silver WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Silber) or peat oil with Equisetum WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Equisetum).
    To generally stimulate organ function use
    Red Copper Ointment WALA (also available as Kupfer Salbe rot) or peat oil with copper WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Kupfer).

  • Rhythmical Einreibung of the liver.
    To build up the will forces use
    Stannum metallicum D1 (0.4%) ointment WALA or peat oil with tin WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Zinn).
    To encourage metabolic warmth processes use
    Red Copper Ointment WALA (also available as Kupfer Salbe rot) or peat oil with copper WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Kupfer).

  • Rhythmical Einreibung of the spleen.
    To harmonize the body’s own rhythmic activity use
    Plumbum metallicum 0.4% ointment WELEDA or
    peat oil with galena WANDIL (available as Torföl mit Galenit).

  • Finish with warm beeswax applications to the abdominal or back region to provide lasting support for the harmonization process.

The practitioner must individually adapt the suggested substances to the patient’s situation.