If you often have that "knot in the gut" feeling that is associated with stress an anxiety, abdominal massage may help to relieve some of your uncomfortable symptoms. According to health experts at Mayo Clinic, massage has many healthful benefits, including helping you to unwind. Learning the proper techniques for self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well as strengthen underlying muscle tissue.With a gentle light pressure, massage your stomach using clockwise circular strokes in the morning or evening while lying in bed to stimulate blood flow and improve digestion. Before you begin your massage, you should empty your bladder. As you massage your stomach, not only will you stimulate your digestive system, but you can aid your colon in moving waste through your system to allieviate issues with constipation.