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Did you know massage can assist weight loss?

Have you been struggling to lose weight?

Does the thought of getting ‘on a plan’ create just another to-do amongst an already long list of to-do’s?

Does no matter what you try to lost weight result in no changes to your weight?

Do you have cellulite?

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Reduce Stress, reduce weight.

Massage tackles weight loss on two fronts. It helps reduces the stress hormone cortisol (the hormone notable for belly fat) while simultaneously increasing serotonin and dopamine. Massage also works mechanically on body fat. In 2010, sixty people took part in a research project that compared the effectiveness of three kinds of massage in reducing fatty tissue. They were divided into three groups: one lot had a mechanical massage treatment, one group had manual lymphatic drainage and one group had connective tissue massage. The results proved very interesting: all three groups experienced a decrease in the circumference of their thighs, a drop in the amount of fat on their abdomens and an improvement in their waist-to-hip ratio. The group who had connective tissue manipulation experienced the greatest improvement in thigh circumference. Those having mechanical massage saw the best results for abdominal fat loss.

Turning life off, even for an hour, gives your mind, body and spirit the chance to “reboot” so that can perform more optimally when you re-engage. Like taking a vacation, pre-scheduled massages are an important element of  maintaining your health, optimizing performance, and supporting success as they allow you to  take a break, regain equilibrium and re-fuel for the next challenge. Unlike vacations, however, regular massage is much cheaper, can be done in a short period of time (avoiding the stress of preparing to go on vacation and catching up when you get back), and can actually alleviate stress before it even happens.

Give your life (and weight) the break it needs.

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Why use Massage for Weight Loss?

  • Massage improves your circulation bringing blood (nutrients) and oxygen to your tissues and removes waste… you’ll know things are moving if you need to go to the bathroom after a massage. This is really important if you are retaining fluid.
  • Massage improves muscle tone helping remove tension and aids in relaxation. It can also help improve with cellulite.
  • Massage aids in stress relief. Stress is a large factor in your ability to lose weight because when you are stress or just not relaxed your body produces a stress hormone called cortisol. So even if you are eating just peas and celery all day you won’t lose weight until your body is rid of stress.

The best types of massage are Manual Lymphatic Drainage which is a very gentle form of massage but very effective in helping reduce toxins and fluids. It can be quite profound especially in the arms and legs. As well, classic massage style will also help because it also moves fluid (though not to the degree of MLD) and it reduces stress.

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Susan is amazing! I’m a huge fan of lymphatic drainage massage and nobody does it better than Susan, I have already recommended her to friends and colleagues who agree! She has a beautiful office in an easy to access location, Susan is talented, professional, warm and engaging! Will keep coming back for more!
Alison Lousia
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