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How to Improve Your Digestion Through Massage Therapy

Author: Massage Heights
Man Having Back Massaged

Your body is a complicated network. Each part of your body has its own function in keeping you healthy and on the go. Just like a car, every moving part serves its purpose. When one part of that car stops working the whole vehicle is affected.

Think of your digestion as the fuel system in a car. If the car stops getting fuel, the car sputters to a stop. There are a number of things you can do to help in the aid of digestion, but one of the more overlooked treatments is Massage Therapy.

By definition, Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues to bring increased health and wellness. It aids in the function of mind and body and there is no doubt that improving your digestion increases your overall wellness.

To treat digestion issues, manual pressure is applied externally to the abdomen to feel the small intestine and the colon. It is possible to feel congestion in any of these areas. Massaging affected areas can stimulate the movement of the digestive tract.


Certain massage techniques can increase the metabolism of nutrients and antioxidants through the release of enzymes. When metabolizing faster, the body is more able to flush out toxins, allowing for digestion to work at its maximum potential. These reactions also help to reduce cramping, gas bloating and constipation.

Those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can also benefit from massage. Simply put, IBS worsens under anxiety and stress and massage lessens both. It should be noted that massage therapy should not be used during a flare-up, as it can aggravate symptoms. During times of remission, Massage Therapy can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

You want to keep the engine of your body running efficiently any sometimes more holistic and out of the box approaches should be considered in conjunction with more traditional ideas in medicine. Visit us online and schedule your Massage Therapy treatment or stop by one of our Retreats today. Let Massage Heights create a customized treatment plan for you.