As we enter the warmer season, many become more motivated than ever to lose those last few pounds, or extra inches before having to slip into a bathing suit. Did you know regular massage is quite effective in improving your metabolism and helping you shed those pounds?
Massage is a process of kneading and pressing in circular motions, working throughout the body and releasing knots, stress, and allowing the body’s natural process to have a smoother path. Massage also enhances blood flow to the vital organs which maintains tissue metabolism. Increasing and improving blood circulation insures that nutrients make it to the vital parts of the body.
In addition to improving blood flow, massage can also improve muscle strength. Of course a regular workout is the best way to build muscle mass; using massage to counteract the workout will help the muscles relax, maintain the muscle elastic and make you less susceptible to injury.
One of the most effective ways massage can aid in weight loss or is how or bodies form and store fat cells. Research show that a proper massage bursts fat capsules; these are then absorbed into the body. Add a proper diet and exercise regimen to your massage, and you can cut down high levels of excess fat in your body.
Speaking of body fat, one of the worst components of accumulated body fat is cellulite. Massaging in those areas will release the fat into the body for absorption. Your metabolism will also be stimulated, helping to cut down the cellulite in your body as well.
One of the most common complaints we hear is how much a metabolism slows down as we age. Irregular dieting habits, stress, age, and genetics, will cause your body’s metabolism to become sluggish, resulting in an increase in body weight. Massage aids in stimulating that metabolism to burn nutrients quicker and lead to reduced fat.
If you’ve already got a good exercise regimen in place, you may find yourself so sore some days, you’re unable to work out as often as you’d like. A good, steady sports massage will aid in your recovery, and give you the ability to continue that consistency.
Ask us how to include massage into your workout and diet plan, and we will also share the essential oils that are most effective in curbing appetite, aiding in relaxation, and in healing injury!