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Digestive System

The Gastrointestinal system is responsible for the ingestion, digestion, propulsion, absorption and defecation of food and nutrients in the body. This system is comprised of the oral cavity, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. 


Massage assists the gastrointestinal system in the following ways:

  • releasing tension in the abdominal muscles

  • releasing tension in the intestinal muscles

  • reducing bloat, gas and cramps

  • relieving indigestion

  • improving digestion by stimulating peristalsis

  • releasing digestive enzymes

  • relieving constipation

  • assisting with waste elimination

  • stimulating liver activity

  • stimulating kidney activity

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