Can a Massage Help with Digestive Problems?


Unfortunately, digestive disorders are really common in America. Some are related to stress and others are caused by diet, sometimes it’s both. An upset stomach can leave you feeling awful and drained of energy.


Massage is a natural way to relax your muscles and reduce your stress levels. This in turn can help reduce digestive disorder symptoms. It can also help relieve pain from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and even chronic constipation. If you suffer with IBS, you’re probably already aware of the need to find ways to reduce your stress – and massage is one to do just that!


On your health intake, please note that you have a digestive issue. You may be surprised by how comforting an abdominal massage can be. It can relieve symptoms of tightness, pressure, cramping and bloating. During your abdominal massage, your therapist will try to feel for any blockages or tension not only along the intestines but also the ribs to create space for things to “move”.


For certain digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease it is best to receive abdominal massage in between flare ups. Massage therapy can still be really helpful to relieve chronic pain but the goal is not to create more pain when the symptoms are acute.


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