What is Digestive System Massage?

Digestive System Massage is undertaken to calm the digestive system and encourage it to work in a healthier manner. Its techniques promote relief from short term or chronic Constipation and Abdominal Cramps due to trapped wind, as well as encouraging the gentle emptying of the bowels if you are prone to blockages and can reduce or entirely eliminate the need for the use of laxative medication. Additional benefits include discomfort and pain relief, a reduction in water retention as well as resolving Abdominal Bloating and Abdominal Distention. It can also help with pain and some cases of Diarrhoea in those experiencing such symptoms.

What are the main objectives of Digestive System Massage?

Digestive System Massage can be undertaken to improve the smooth functioning of the digestive system and specifically for digestive system dysfunction and/or pain as a treatment to:

  • help relieve Flatulence (wind) and/or Constipation
  • help relieve Abdominal Bloating (feeling overly full) and/or Distention (enlarged)
  • help relieve pain and Diarrhoea due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • reduce the need for long-term laxative medication
  • to reduce possible bowel overloading/impaction and associated health problems

Additional Information in relation to Digestive System Massage

Please be aware there are a numerous medical conditions that can be antagonised by a massage based treatment. These fall within three main categories based on which medical condition you are currently experiencing, or in some cases have experienced previously:


  • Total Contraindications which entirely preventing you receiving massage treatment in any area of your body for the good of your health
  • Special Circumstances where written or verbal Medical Consent and any guidelines for treatment are required before it is possible to receive a massage treatment
  • Local Contraindications which prevent you receiving massage in certain areas or in certain ways for the good of your health. Local Contraindications can also include medical conditions that must remain covered during your treatment to ensure no cross contamination or potential infection occurs
Should you have any diagnosed or undiagnosed medical condition it is always recommended that you check with your General Practitioner (GP) before scheduling an Appointment to ensure massage is suitable under your specific circumstances.

Please note: should you arrive for any massage based Appointment with any medical condition without already having checked that it is suitable for treatment the following will apply:


  • I may have to look up your medical condition during your Appointment to make sure that treating you is appropriate; and
  • I may be unable to provide you with a massage during your Appointment or restricted in my capacity to do so
Where you attend an Appointment and a massage based treatment is not possible due to any medical condition you may have, your Appointment will be treated as a Missed Appointment and no treatment will be able to be provided.
Based on how you feel on the day, I might also utilise other Incorporated Techniques as may be appropriate for your specific condition.