Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Weight Loss Benefits of Massage


There is no question that having a massage makes you feel great. Even having a deep-tissue, sports massage makes you feel wonderful afterwards. Massage can relieve stress, help you recover from hard physical activity or injury and even reduce anxiety, but can it help you to achieve your weight loss goals?

Research shows that massage can have a positive effect on your muscle-building capabilities and fitness levels, which in turn increases your capacity to control or loose weight.

Healthy strong muscles burn calories and give you the freedom to participate in all sorts of sports and activities that can help you burn excess calories and improve your overall fitness and wellbeing.

Massage has the following benefits that can directly influence your ability to control or loose weight:

1. Massage has been shown to improve circulation and the supply of nutrition to the muscles. Massage increases the interchange of vital substances between the blood and tissue cells, which increases tissue metabolism. After muscles are exercised, vital nutrients must be supplied to them so that they can recover and rebuild themselves. Massage maximizes the supply of these nutrients and oxygen though increased blood flow, which helps the muscles to grow and burn more calories as a result.

2. Massage improves your muscles' range of motion and their flexibility. This allows them to maintain maximum power and performance while active, and burn the maximum number of calories in the process.

Improved range of motion and flexibility also reduces muscle soreness during periods of recovery and muscle repair.

Having a wide range of motion and maximum muscle flexibility also reduces the danger of experiencing injuries during exercise which can severely limit activity, exercise and weight loss progress.

3. Massage helps to shorten the recovery time needed between your workouts. Waste products such as lactic and carbonic acid build up in muscles during and after exercise. Increased circulation to these muscles helps to eliminate toxic debris buildup caused by these waste products and in doing so shorten recovery time.

Shortened recovery time means you can safely have more workouts over a given period of time, which in turn means that you have the opportunity to burn more total calories in your effort to achieve your individual weight loss goals.

4. Massage can also help reduce the chance of you over-training. Massage has a relaxing effect on the muscles and a sedative effect on the nervous system. By helping you to rest, which is a very important element of any exercise program, massage can reduce the likelihood of you experiencing over-training syndrome, which is known to limit your ability to build strong healthy muscles and therefore loose weight with maximum efficiency.

5. In addition to all of the above, massage may directly aid in fat loss. According to some research studies, massage is thought to be able to burst the fat capsule in subcutaneous tissue so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. In this way, combined with proper nutrition and exercise, massage may actually help in weight loss.

6. As we have already touched upon, massage helps prevent and heal injuries. By stretching connective tissue, massage improves circulation to help prevent or break down adhesions and scar tissue that result from muscle tears and other common muscle injuries. Massage also influences the excretion of certain fluids (nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur) that aid in tissue repair. Fast and effective recovery from injuries means that you can begin exercising sooner after suffering an injury and getting your weight loss progress back on track.

So there you have it. Massage has a lot of benefits that can indirectly and possibly even directly aid you in achieving your weight loss goals.

Regular massage is just as important a component as regular workouts and correct nutrition in any comprehensive fitness and weight loss program, which is great news for those of us who thought that exercising and loosing weight was all hard work! Remember, weight loss is all about leading a balanced lifestyle and massage is an essential part of any balanced lifestyle.

If you haven't had a massage lately, what are you waiting for? Get on the phone and make yourself a booking. If you haven't had a massage before, just remember to have your massage done by a qualified massage therapist.

If you are unsure about a massage practitioners qualifications and experience, ask for referrals, professional training information, and make sure they are certified by reputable agency or institution.

And remember, have fun!

For all your weight loss and healthy lifestyle needs, visit www.weightloss.com.au and become a happier, healthier you.

Scott Haywood


MORE RESOURCES:

AL.com

Medicare spending on weight loss surgery doubled in Alabama, but experts ...
AL.com
More than two decades ago, Ronal Holt began considering weight loss surgery to address the obesity he'd been battling his entire life. Back then, his insurance company wouldn't cover the procedure. Four years ago, the 69-year-old qualified for Medicare ...



Fort Worth Business Press

Healthy living: Weight loss company brings home good food, profits
Fort Worth Business Press
Curious as to why his method – eating healthy, nutritious meals loaded with fat-burning vegetables and meats – was successful, Starks began researching the history of weight loss. In 2005, after the birth of the second of their three daughters, he ...



NJ.com

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie talks 2016, weight loss, pensions; state's ...
NJ.com
N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP. A collection of political news from the Statehouse and around New Jersey. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie appeared on the "Today" show Thursday morning, discussing his possible 2016 presidential bid and his weight-loss ...
Christie wishes he had weight-loss surgery soonerThe Herald
Chris Christie wishes he had weight loss surgery earlier: Lost over 100 poundsExaminer.com

all 606 news articles »


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Middle-aged women risk bone density with weight loss
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Weight loss has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes. However, extremes of weight loss have been associated with bone loss, and according to some studies, increased risk of fracture,” senior author Dr ...

and more »


PerezHilton.com

Did Beyoncé Bring Sam Smith One Step Closer To Achieving His Weight Loss ...
PerezHilton.com
Sam Smith is one skinny minnie! As we reported last month, the Stay With Me crooner lost 14 pounds in 14 days with the help of nutritionist Amelia Freer's book Eat. Nourish. Glow. [ Related: Is Sam Smith Starting An Acting Career?! ] And it looks like ...
Sam Smith Weight Loss: 'Lay Me Down' Singer Talked About Food With Beyonce ...Franchise Herald
Sam Smith Is '4 Pounds Away' From His Goal Weight — See His Photo!PEOPLE Great Ideas
Sam Smith's Weight Loss Over? Amazing Before And After Photos Show ...Hollywood Take
Examiner.com -Sierra Leone Times
all 36 news articles »


KABC-TV

Peruvian Superfoods Used by the Incas for Weight Loss
eMaxHealth
In addition to what foods to look for toward weight loss, the book also includes a 5-day Reboot Detox Plan and four 7-day meal plans (of less than 400 calories each) for not only omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans, but also for those on gluten-free diets.
Peruvian superfoods help with health and weight lossKABC-TV

all 2 news articles »


Pocono Record

Health Watch: How to avoid the dreaded weight-loss plateau
Pocono Record
TIP OF THE WEEK. Whether your fitness journey started as a New Year's resolution or a desire to fit into a swimsuit, you probably began with inspiration and motivation. You may have lost weight rapidly and noticed your body change in positive ways ...

and more »


MobiHealthNews

Do Popular Weight-Loss Programs Work?
Pharmacy Times (registration)
“When pharmacists discuss weight loss with their patients, I think that it is important for them to consider all the available options,” Dr. Gudzune said. “Some important aspects that they may want to consider would be whether the program has ...
What Would You Weigh If You Never Gave Up?Bangor Daily News
Weight Watchers wants to find out if connected scales really helpMobiHealthNews

all 4 news articles »


Daily Report (registration)

Weight-Loss Marketer Fights $40M Sanction
Daily Report (registration)
Along with the monetary penalty, Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. last year ordered an immediate recall of four supplements that Hi-Tech had marketed as weight loss or male sexual enhancement products. Unsatisfied with the company's ...

and more »


NBCNews.com

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias' Weight Loss Tip: No More Whole Cakes
NBCNews.com
Even though he's losing a lot of weight, comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aka "Fluffy", said in an interview on Today that he's still a big dude. Iglesias was willing to tell his weight lost secret - no bread, stopped eating whole cakes - but he wasn't ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.