We would like to share our experience with the hope we can help others. Our Daughter almost 4 years old has had on going issues with her bowels and suffers from constipation. Her main symptoms are abdominal bloating, lower back pain, trapped wind and pain on passing her bowel action with a result of her holding in her poo. In the past Alanna also suffered from explosive diarrhoea. We have recently received a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome and Alanna has been prescribed oral laxatives, one to promote relaxation and contraction of the bowel and the other to soften the bowel action. We have experienced an extremely frustrating time in finding the balance with this medication and Alanna has not had a normal bowel action since we can remember UNTIL we were introduced to and began using smovey rings .We are using them for almost 3 weeks now.
I am a registered nurse working in the area ofintellectual and physical disability and acquired brain injury so I do believe in and understand the value of medical assessment and intervention but after being with our GP, our Gastroenterologist , our health nurse and continence physio we found ourselves no further with relieving Alanna’s symptoms. All very professional people whom we respect but we still had to come home from each appointment and watch Alanna suffer on.
My Mum suggested smovey rings and she had them sent out to Perth to us. I then connected with Irene Tracey who has guided us and supported us in the use of smoveys for Alanna. Within 10 days we began to notice her tummy not as distended and we can actually hear the release of wind in her tummy after mostsessions. We celebrated when Alanna had the closest to normal bowel action last week .Our routine is a full body massage and focus on the abdomen and lower back. Alanna loves her smoveys and has taken ownership of them .She does however need encouragement to complete some of the sessions. Alanna has told me she feels good and laughs as she is using the smoveyrings.Her favourite teddy called sheepy even gets his go!!
I tried the smoveys and found the exercise very beneficial for general fitness and well- being. My Husband tried them to reduce tension in his shoulders and neck and found them excellent. We decided to buy a second pair of smovey rings we were so impressed .They have brought fun and laughter to our Family as well as results.
We still have a bit to go yet in achieving full relief for Alanna but we are delighted with results so far. We have begun to reduce Alanna’s medications and we hope to cease them fully with the help of smoveys.
We just need to keep going and use our smoveyseveryday…a sincere thank you to Irene for her genuine interest and complete support to us and to my Mum for suggesting them in the first place.