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Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 01:37:04:

This is a serious question. I'm thinking of getting rolfed. There's no way I can get thru a 1 hour session w/o letting 1 (or more) rip, especially since I'm supposed to be "relaxed". I occasionally have this problem in a 2 minute chiropractic adjustment but since the appointment is so short I can manage to suppress it ...but 1 hour ? Oy.



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by fartman on June 22, 2001 at 09:42:31:

In Reply to: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 01:37:04:

funny you mention this, this used to always happen to me and made my massages very uncomfortable , they exact opposit effect of what we want. what i do now is to not eat anything and take several charcoal tablets 3 to 4 hours piror to the massge and to make sure that what i did eat peioe to that was not gas forming. i read that the average man breaks wind about 15 times daily so you arent not alone gassy one.



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 11:56:07:

In Reply to: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 01:37:04:

This reminds me of the patient I had one time. I went into the exam room to meet him for the first time. I asked him what his problem was and he explained to me that he was having a problem with "silent emissions". when I asked him to elaborate he said that he was having a problem "breaking wind". he said that they didn't make any noise but that they smelled pretty bad. He said that it had happened in an elavator, that it had happened at a board meeting and then he said: "As a matter of fact, it has happened 3 times while we have been in the room right now. What do you think?"

I said "I think we have to get your hearing checked" and referred him to an audiologist.

;-)

Doc Kim



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Joanie on June 22, 2001 at 11:57:25:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 11:56:07:

Cute! :o)

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Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Hahahaha on June 22, 2001 at 12:52:54:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 11:56:07:

That's old and you didn't make it up. LOL



Good 1 Doc Kim, but seriously ...

Posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 13:22:14:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 11:56:07:

Is this common in your practice? ...especially since the adjustment itself can often "encourage" one of these faux pas.



Re: Good 1 Doc Kim, but seriously ...

Posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 19:32:02:

In Reply to: Good 1 Doc Kim, but seriously ... posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 13:22:14:

Hi Stinky,

No, it is not very common. I can only recall maybe 4 or 5 times in the last 15 years.

Is you diet high in refined carbohydrates? Try eliminating them from your diet for awhile and see what happens.

Doc Kim



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 19:33:18:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Hahahaha on June 22, 2001 at 12:52:54:

you're right on both counts, but, it never fails to get a laugh.

Doc Kim

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I'm already on a WFD

Posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 20:24:58:

In Reply to: Re: Good 1 Doc Kim, but seriously ... posted by Doc Kim on June 22, 2001 at 19:32:02:

... mostly veggies, a little fruit, a little chicken/fish, even less grains, and almost no refined foods (maybe a titch of sauce on my salmon etc.)



Thanks for the advice fartman.

Posted by Stinky on June 23, 2001 at 02:59:41:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by fartman on June 22, 2001 at 09:42:31:

I thought the average was closer to 30? At any rate, wouldn't it be more meaningful to measure total volume than to count discrete farts?



Re: Thanks for the advice fartman.

Posted by fartman on June 23, 2001 at 06:29:12:

In Reply to: Thanks for the advice fartman. posted by Stinky on June 23, 2001 at 02:59:41:

you may be right . it would make sense that one long sustained explosion be worth more than one that is shorter in length. although whilst getting a massage length really is insignificant ie even one of short duration is enough to blow the whole deal in terms of embarASSment.

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Re: I'm already on a WFD

Posted by Okay.... on June 23, 2001 at 12:03:01:

In Reply to: I'm already on a WFD posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 20:24:58:

Back to the drawing board.

Here are the major causes of flatulence:

A. Biliary stasis/insuffiency
B. Hypochlorhydria
C. Pancreatic insuffiency
D. Bacterial imbalance in the colon
E. Food sensitivity

It sounds like you are doing a lot of the right things, diet-wise, so I might suggest you add some exogenous HCL (Hydrozyme form Biotics) and something to support the Gallbladder (Beta-TCP from Biotics)

Take 2or 3 tablets of the Hydrozyme with each meal. If required, increase by one tab per meal until gas is relieved.

Take two of the Beta-TCP with each meal.

Good Luck,

Doc Kim



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by ~Kim~ on June 23, 2001 at 13:39:07:

In Reply to: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 01:37:04:

I'm a massage therapist and have been on the other side of the fart-holding scene more than just a few times in my career. When gas was a major problem for me, I consulted with some of my peers. One told me that when she has to fart, she moves back down to the client's feet(furthest point from their nose), and breaks out the essential oils for an "aromatherapy" reflexology treatment.

As people relax, it is common for folks to fart. Many of my clients are comfortable enough with me that they just announce>>GOTTA FART: stand back it might be stinky!!".....one client says that she knows it'll stink if it comes out warm and warns me: "don't lift the sheet yet, that one was HOT"......

We all end up laughing. So you just gotta find a rolfer or massage therapist that can joke about flatus. It's just like when you start dating and are timid about farting in front of your new sweetie. After you get over the initial shyness, you can fart away, and joke about the stinkiness together. Most bodyworkers are comfortable with talking about bodily functions and I promise you that you won't be the first client to ever fart on a massage table.

Good luck,
~Kim~




Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by fartman on June 23, 2001 at 13:50:57:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by ~Kim~ on June 23, 2001 at 13:39:07:

kim you are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise smelly world. here ive been holding back all these years for fear of being disgraced amongst the massage community. from now on im going to let fly with whatever bodily function occurs during my future bodywork sessions. thanks. fartman



Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by ~Kim~ on June 24, 2001 at 08:17:34:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by fartman on June 23, 2001 at 13:50:57:

Tell your rolfer or MT at the beginning of the session about your gas problem. There are many massage techniques that will help to reduce flatus and bloating, sometimes just by mechanically breaking up the larger gas pockets, so they can be released. You see, we even know how to make you fart MORE!! Light a stick of incense and we're all good to go.

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Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? (Archive in massage.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 24, 2001 at 09:35:31:

In Reply to: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by Stinky on June 22, 2001 at 01:37:04:

Hi, Stinky.

Passing gas is par for the course for body workers. They are uaed to it since IF their body work is being successful it will happen. Talk to them about it and they will tell you ahead of time. If you try to hold it back, you will be working against what you are paying for.

Good question!

As your LGS goes away, you will have less gas available for release.

Walt


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Re: I'm already on a WFD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 24, 2001 at 09:38:00:

In Reply to: Re: I'm already on a WFD posted by Okay.... on June 23, 2001 at 12:03:01:

ALL symptoms of LGS!

Walt

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Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ?

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 24, 2001 at 09:39:24:

In Reply to: Re: Is flatus "acceptable" in 1 hour massage ? posted by ~Kim~ on June 23, 2001 at 13:39:07:

Thanks, Kim.

Perfect!

Namaste`

Walt

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