How easy it would be if you could lose weight without any effort. By just lying down and letting someone else treat you.
Lose weight by massage?
If that seems ideal to you, we have a good tip for you. A massage can help you lose weight. With an emphasis on ‘helping’. It is sometimes claimed that you can lose pounds just by having you massage regularly. That is not true, unfortunately. A massage is a great addition to your waste process. In addition to healthy and varied eating and exercising regularly, possibly in combination with the guidance of a dietician and personal trainer, it can help you to lose weight. Why?
The benefits of a massage when losing weight
A masseur can not, of course, make your body fat disappear. A massage has three advantages that can promote weight loss.
1. Massage stimulates the processes in your body
Your body gets a big cleaning during weight loss. Your body is working hard to ensure that the processes run smoothly. If you exercise more, drink plenty of water and eat healthier, your fat burning will be increased. A good metabolism and proper disposal of waste materials is important for this. A massage can make these processes more effective. This is because the treatment improves blood circulation and stimulates digestion, drainage of waste and drainage of fluid in the body.
2. Massage against emotion-eating
Stress or an unhappy feeling can cause someone to eat or eat stress with obesity as a result. If you are sensitive to emotion eating , it is important for your waste process to tackle the problem at the source. So first settle with stress and unhappy feelings. A massage helps you relax and reduces stress. With a massage the production of the feel-good hormones oxytocin, endorphins and serotonin is triggered. It has been scientifically proven that a massage lowers the cortisol level (stress hormone) and thus reduces and prevents stress, mood swings and depressive feelings. Conclusion: a massage makes you relaxed and happy, which reduces the tendency to emotion-eating.
3. Better skin condition thanks to massage
A masseur kneads and rolls the tissue of the skin. This stimulates the circulation of the skin, allowing useful nutrients to reach the skin better. The production of collagen and elastin is also stimulated. These are two substances that are essential for a firm, supple skin.
In addition, cellulitis is often (but not always) a consequence of obesity. In other cases, the poor disposal of waste or hormones is the cause. Fat cells accumulate, causing bumps and pits. This ‘orange peel’ is a thorn in many people who want to lose weight. A connective tissue massage is very suitable for combating cellulite.
Massage types that can support weight loss
There are several weight loss massages. Choose your preference below!
- Relaxation massage
An ‘ordinary’ relaxation massage is perfect to undergo regularly for a relaxing feeling. Moreover, you learn to appreciate and accept your body.
- Connective tissue massage
If you want a tighter and firmer skin, a connective tissue massage and a good choice. The middle skin layer is deeply kneaded and rolled to stimulate skin renewal and release adhesion.
- Cupping massage
With a cupping massage the masseur places round, warm cups on the back, arms and / or legs (of the person being massaged). These cups suck vacuum so that the blood circulation of the skin at this place is stimulated extra. The metabolism in the fat cells is activated and adhesion in the tissue are reduced. As a result, a tighter and smoother skin.
- Manual lymphatic drainage
With this massage the flow of the lymph fluid is promoted during activated isolated stretching. In Moisture increases and waste products are better removed from the body. In addition to a positive effect on weight loss, lymph drainage massage strengthens the immune system.