Benefits of Massage on the Digestive System

Massage stimulates peristalsis, the natural contractions of circular muscular tissue along the gut which push food through the intestines as the nutrients are being digested. Improving the tone of these muscles in the large and small intestine can help relieve constipation and/or diarrhea. Massage also has a stimulating effect on the digestive organs, which helps improve the mixing actions.
Being relaxed helps peristalsis, so a relaxing massage indirectly normalizes digestive functions through normalizing your autonomic nervous system.
Also by stimulating the small intestines, massage can aid in the absorption of fat.
For comfort we recommend having a massage before rather than after eating a meal.