I may have talked about this before but since summer is here — and bathing suit weather — it seems like a good time to talk about how massage can help you lose weight.
If you’re like me, you love the cozy layers we dress in during cooler weather. But summer is hot. And our skin needs to breathe. If you are feeling self-conscious about exposing extra inches or cellulite you’ll be happy to know that in addition to exercise and diet, massage can make a difference too.
I always recommend a good diet and drinking lots of water to help you keep your skin and muscles stay hydrated. A massage works on a deeper level to improve your circulation and supply vital nutrients to your muscles and blood vessles. Are you wondering what this has to do with weight loss?
According to research, massage helps your muscles to develop and this can increase your ability to lose weight. If you are exercising, you will burn more calories and this leads to losing fat as you gain more muscle.
And ladies, let’s talk about how massage can help to cut cellulite. Unlike creams or supplements, massage can distribute fat and release it into the body where it will be absorbed.
Your metabolism is also stimulated during massage and this is another way to reduce cellulite. You can actually help your body to burn nutrients and increase metabolism with a massage session.
Studies show that when muscles are massaged they relax and recuperate faster than without massage. This means that your body will burn nutrients even faster, which leads to reduced fat. You see, our bodies store fat throughout our bodies. And during a massage, I work on your muscle and skin to break up fat cells.
Exercise is also essential to health and weight loss. And a regular massage can help increase your range of motion and flexibility so your workouts are even more effective. Your body will also need less time to recover in between workouts so you can exercise more often too.
There is no easy or quick fix to lose weight. But every step you take helps. From what you eat and drink to the sleep you get and how often your exercise. A massage is not just a reward for all your hard work. Now you know it is a really essential part of your weight loss plan.
To make the most of a massage on weight and cellulite, I recommend a regular massages every two weeks. Want to learn more? Read more here.