3 Digestive Disorders Massage Can Help

Massage therapy is a rejuvenating solution for many different health problems. Massage therapy has been proven to alleviate pain and relax the body, and is frequently used to ease digestive system disorders. There are many healing benefits associated with receiving routine abdominal massage sessions. Abdominal or stomach massage can help address constipation, gas, bloating and abdominal muscle pain. See how massage therapy can help alleviate irritation from these stomach problems and digestive disorders.


Constipation is an uncomfortable condition that can severely impact an individual’s health. Stomach or abdominal massage is one way to reduce the amount of constipation you are experiencing, and prevent against future constipation. By applying light pressure to the stomach you can stimulate the digestive system. Typically, circular hand movements are applied to the stomach during an abdominal massage, which lubricate and improve blood flow in the abdominal organs. Massage therapy can also alleviate spasticity or increased constriction in the abdominal tissues. In turn, digestion is enhanced and constipation may be deterred in the future.

Gas & Bloating

Gas and stomach bloating are digestive issues that go hand in hand. Stomach bloating is usually a result of excess gas being trapped inside of the digestive system. To make matters worse,  gas and bloating can lead to constipation as well as more complex digestive disorders. Massage therapy has been proven to reduce excess gas in the digestive tract and alleviate bloating. Consider getting regular stomach massage to improve your overall digestive health.

Reduced Pain for Abdominal Strains

Having pain in the abdominal region can also impact your digestive system. Muscle strains and tears in the abdomen make it more difficult for your digestive system to function optimally and, by themselves, can cause increased pain in the abdominal area. Massage therapy, and more specifically stomach massage, has been shown to reduce the pain experienced from muscle strains and tears. Consider seeing your local massage therapist to receive regular treatments to reduce the pain in your abdominal region.

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