Massage Therapy for Weight Loss
Massage can be a powerful and an effective weight-loss tool as well. It improves your body’s resilience, aids muscle nutrition and flexibility, and supports your mental and emotional well-being. Massage therapy can take your weight-loss plan to a whole new level. However, nothing comes easy. You have to make some lifestyle changes if you want to see the results.
Massage reduces recovery time
An individual who works out a lot, can really benefit from massage therapy.
This style of massage is sometimes referred to as post-event massage and is carried out with the aim of clearing any lactic acid and other by-products of respiration that have built up in the muscles whilst you were exercising. Sports massage therapies are particularly effective for weight loss.
Massage reduces stress
Stress is one of the major causes that make people overeat and has been a major contributing factor in your weight gain as well. By default, if stress levels are reduced then weight-loss is more likely to happen. It uplifts your mood, which motivates you to take further initiative to loose weight. You may want to consider relaxation or remedial massage to help you calm down, stop worrying and possibly help you break any emotional eating habits that you might have engaged in.
Massage promotes blood circulation
Being overweight can affect your blood circulation. This can clog up blood flow, which leads to buildup of metabolic waste. A full body massage will improve your circulation and provide your blood, rich nutrients and oxygen to your tissues, and also removes the waste products of metabolism. These waste products are removed via the kidneys.
Massage improves muscle tone
Regular massage therapy will help remove tension and stress points, aid relaxation, and where vigorous massage is applied (for example lower back) it can also improve the appearance of cellulite. Massage will break up fat cells and then “flush” them out.
There are various types of massages that deal with weight-loss, such as:
- Lymphatic drainage: Gentle form of massage that is highly effective against fluid retention.
- Self-massage over abdomen: Regular massages over the abdomen area makes a very big difference for bowel movement related issues.
- Vigorous massage: Performed by trained therapists, this form of therapy involves a lot of percussive movements.
Massage therapy for weight-loss aims at working the muscles in a manner that is equivalent to a workout. However, it is always good to go to the park for some exercise, every now and then. Massage and exercise are both great and both can leave you feeling good. Contact professional therapists to book a therapeutic massage session.