Massage for weight loss - could this benefit you?
Updated: Jun 29
From restricting calories to pumping iron at the gym, there are countless
ways to help shed excess weight.
But if you’ve put on a few extra pounds during lockdown or just looking
to maintain your figure, did you know that massage for weight loss could
be useful in keeping excess body fat at bay as part of your normal healthy
Read on to find out if massage for weight loss could work for you.
Massage for weight loss - the reality
It is important to remember that regular massage alone will not make
you lose weight - it should naturally be combined with the usual healthy
lifestyle methods such as eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, and
However, the endorphin-inducing effects of massage therapy could help
you successfully stick to a healthy weight-loss and exercise regime and
its positive side-effects, such as:
Higher quality sleep
Reduction in muscle soreness
Improvement in movement range
Reduction in anxiety and/or depression
These are all great reasons to eat well and exercise, and massage can only
add to these wonderful aftereffects.
Massage supports your digestive function
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re likely to be mindful of the food
you’re putting into your digestive system.
And abdominal-sacral massage (also known as Mayan massage) may
help gently realign digestive organs, improve blood flow to the nerve
supply in the stomach area, and enhance excretory function too.
All of which can aid in losing those stubborn pounds.
Massage can help relieve stress(eating)
Living with stress can be a vicious cycle - if you regularly experience it,
you are more likely to indulge in stress-related eating, exercise less, and
in turn, pile on excess pounds, which leads to more stress-related eating,
exercising less, and so on.
But regular massage for weight loss helps you experience deeper
relaxation levels, eventually leading to a better sense of inner and outer
wellbeing, plus higher levels of feel-good endorphins.
So you’ll be less likely to eat excessively afterwards, and when you do eat,
you’ll be more likely to continue feeling good by eating healthy greens
and fibrous fruit.
Which is great for weight loss!
Promoting weight loss through better circulation
An improved circulatory system is a great by-product of regular massage
for weight loss.
Improved all-round blood supply leads to better absorption of nutrients
from food, and a boost in lymph drainage means your immune system
will be working at optimum levels to drain those pesky toxins too.
Types of massage great for improving your circulation:
Our speciality - hot stone massage
Deep tissue massage
Try one and see if it helps you in your weight loss journey.
Massage for weight loss - worth a shot
A massage is also a great way to treat yourself after an intense exercise
regime - so go on, treat yourself.
But remember - different fat loss methods work for different people, so
massage for weight loss may not necessarily work for you.
To take a look at our prices and book an unforgettable massage therapy
session that may help you keep the pounds off, click here.