All of us have got oil massage from our mothers or grandmothers at some point, and they are still the best remedy for headache, body ache, or hair fall. But there is one part of the body that we have forgotten to take care of, i.e., the belly button.
The belly button is not just a mini hole in the navel. Many veins are attached to it, and if it gets proper nourishment, we can avoid various health problems and function more effectively. Although, there is no conclusive evidence about it treating a disease. But our ancestors have been practicing it for years, and it might be beneficial for us.
There is no particular time for you to apply oil to the belly button or any specific oil to use. However, nighttime is better to do as our body is relaxing, and the healing is faster during that time. Also, clean the area and your hands properly, and dilute the oil before applying it. Keep in mind not to exert too much pressure on it while massaging because many nerves are attached.
Some of the benefits of regularly massaging the belly button are:
- It helps in avoiding chapped lips
Chapped lips or lip pigmentation is quite common during winters. Applying coconut or mustard oil every day on the belly button can help you avoid this problem. However, it will take time till the result started to show.
- Ease joint pains
Joint pain is a phenomenon that everyone faces as we get aged. It can be avoided with physical exercise and healthy eating. But massaging the belly button with castor or rosemary oil has also been seen as an effective method to ease pain in joints.
- Lessen menstrual pain
Along with the exercises, massaging the belly button slowly with peppermint, clove, lavender oil, or any other essential oil can relax the nerves around your uterus lining and calms your body.
- Helps in treating upset stomach
Ginger oil mixed with mustard oil is best for treating nausea, any digestive issue, bloating, or pain in the stomach. Slowly rub the oil in the navel around it to ease the pain.
- Balance the chakras
According to yoga and Ayurveda, the navel and the belly button are the centres of energy and power. In yoga, various exercises are related to the focal points or chakras, which channel our thoughts and energy.
- Removes dirt
Have you ever paid attention to cleaning your navel while bathing? Most of us have not. But you should because it can gather a lot of dirt. Apply the oil for 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning it.
Considering the above benefits and importance, you should add massaging belly button to your daily skincare routine.