Is Massage More Beneficial Than You Think?


Man Receiving a Chair Massage

Massage is an ancient tradition that has a few medical benefits. What many of us are just finding out is that massage can help with weight loss in a variety of ways. Let's explore how massage helps with weight loss.

Primes the Body

Massage is a method of priming the body to work more efficiently. An invigorating massage helps increase blood flow which enables your cells to increase their efficiency while decreasing oxidation. While that process brings positive benefits, it is another little benefit that massage helps with that really counts. That is the movement of lymph - a fluid used by our bodies immune system. Our lymphatic system is a key part of our immune system. Lymph tends to pool in certain muscles and massage helps to physically move lymph back through the lymph nodes and into circulation. Pooled lymph does not help fight off disease. However, when lymph flows it comes into contact with bacteria and virus in our blood and helps destroy them before they cause health problems. In terms of weight loss, moving lymph helps prime your body for success.

Maximizes Energy

Massage helps your muscle tissue gain energy by making sure that it has oxygen and that it is in good working order. Muscles are known to become knotted which is referred to as trigger points. These little knots of muscle tissue are painful and cause us to restrict the use of those muscles, which further causes loss of muscle strength. Massage helps to remove trigger points so that you can fully use of all of your muscles and it helps build muscle strength. That is important for any of us who have limited mobility or who are struggling with losing weight.

Increases Your Metabolic Rate

All that extra circulation helps process fats and use vitamins faster. You burn more fats and require more energy when your cells work at peak efficiency. If you need to lose weight try the benefits of massage. The results help everyone including those of us who cannot exercise. At the Metabolic Research Center, we find ways to help you gain health and lose fat without endless dieting. Stop by today and find our large library of menus, supportive staff, and success stories that will help you make a positive lifestyle change.

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