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Can Body Massage Aid Weight Loss?

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor Moderator Verified Doctor

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    Are you tired of trying different ways to lose weight fast? Diet, gym, yoga, pilates and several other kinds of exercises help you to lose weight. May be a body massage for weight loss can be a catalyst to slim you down. We usually go for a massage to relax and feel refreshed. The concept of having a body massage for weight loss may not have occurred to you.

    Lipid Bursting Massages: Most gyms and health salons offer lipid bursting massages these days. These lipid bursting massages help to burst fat cells and help you lose weight faster. Special oils and techniques are required for lipid bursting body massages. It is the toughest to lose belly fat. That is why stomach massages are very common as they help you lose stubborn belly fat. A lipid bursting massage on the stomach gives you that extra push to get abs.

    However, you must not forget that body massage can aid weight loss only when it is done along with exercise and dieting. On its own, massage won't suffice to slim you down.

    Apart from lipid bursting massages, even normal body massages can help you lose weight. These are the reasons why massage makes weight loss easy.


    The body's cramped muscles are relaxed by a warm massage. This improves the flexibility of the body. When your body is more flexible, it helps you exercise in a better way and for a longer periods of time. This in turn aids weight loss.

    Speeds Up Digestion

    A nice body massage relaxes your entire system. So when you are relaxed and re-energised, the process of digestion is faster and that increases the metabolism rate. This too helps in reducing weight.

    Improves Blood Circulation

    When the blood circulation in the body improves, fat metabolism also speeds up. As the food is assimilated into the body quickly, it indirectly impacts weight loss.

    Removes Scar Tissues

    Scar tissues are formed when the muscles are damaged. Wear and tear of muscles always happen during workouts. Body massage helps reduce scar, improves the flexibility of muscles and thus helps you work out with ease.

    Stress Buster

    The stress hormone cortisol, slows down the intestines and decreases the rate of fat metabolism. So a de-stressing massage can help you metabolise fat much faster.



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