Tummy aches used to be the easiest way to convince Mom you needed to stay home from school. However, in the real world we no longer get to stay home and play video games all day because of stomach pain. Even though you are uncomfortable, it is unlikely you have the time to take a day off to beat Super Mario 64. Spend a few minutes massaging your belly and you might be able to dramatically increase your comfort and get on with your day. While abdominal pain can be indicative of something far more serious (you should always consult your doctor for medical advice instead of reading blogs), sometimes it is just something as simple as indigestion. I have found abdominal massage to help with constipation, indigestion, menstrual cramps, gas and bloating, nondescript stomachaches, and emotional distress. Read more!