Massage Therapy For Weight Loss

by Administrator 28. November 2012 12:30

Obesity, caused due to excess body weight is a rising epidemic among people of every age. This leads to various medical risks, some of which may have life threatening too. The various health problems include high blood pressure, stroke, heart ailments, diabetes, gout, arthritis, gallstones and breathing problems like asthma. The body mass index abbreviated as BMI of an individual determines the severity of obesity of an individual. People suffering from obesity are asked to control diet and often recommended for several workout programs along with massage therapy. It has been seen that people who were subjected to massage therapy along with exercises lose a subsequent amount of weight. 

Massage benefits in weight loss:
Various researches conducted on massage therapy have shown that there is a positive effect on your muscle-building capabilities and fitness levels after undergoing a massage therapy. These healthy muscles burn calories and in turn help you lose weight and also improve your overall wellbeing. Tissue metabolism is increased by massage as it tends to increase the interchange of vital substances between the blood and tissue cells. When you exercise your muscles by working out, you require adequate nutrition to recover and rebuild the muscles. Massage therapy increases the blood flow and supply the vital nutrients to the muscles. This helps the muscles rebuild and consequently burn enough calories.  

Massage therapy also improves the muscle power and makes them perform better while active. With a properly maintained muscle power, maximum number of calories is burnt following which you can lose weight.  This improved range of motion and flexibility of the muscles helps in recovery and muscle repair and there is considerably less risk of injuries during exercise.

Chiropractic massage
Chiropractic care has been advantageous in curing various diseases that are related to your nervous system.  A massage therapy is also conducted by various chiropractors in order to relax the muscles of your back, neck, and torso. These muscles when tense, leads to various problems like cramping, back aches, neck aches, headaches and migraines, and other illnesses. The deep tissue massages can deeply relax your body and helps the chiropractor to adjust sublaxations of the spine. Chiropractic massage that primarily focuses on improving the nervous system functioning has also shown benefits in losing weight. The massage, along with mental benefits, aids the body muscles by relieving them from any discomfort, pain or pressure.  The chiropractic massage concentrates on the supporting muscles of the torso. It stretches and loosens the muscles, thereby enhancing blood circulation. This way the body eliminates the metabolic waste and also helps in burning the extra calories that accumulate as extra body fat leading to obesity.

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